A North Side family speaks about their 5-year-old’s experience with lead poisoning as the city continues to struggle with its response to the public health crisis.
At two recent events to solicit community feedback that will inform recommendations on police reform made by the Milwaukee Collaborative Reform Initiative, residents said police officers must answer for their interactions with individuals.
Children and pregnant women are most at risk of long-term damage from lead exposure, and there is no safe level of lead.
Community groups and other city leaders have called for a comprehensive plan to address lead exposure from all sources and Ald. Tony Zielinski said he will introduce legislation to create a task force to do just that.
Kimberly Hillard, 20, talks about why the environment is important, and how it affects people’s lives.
During a presentation of a recently released report that shows the lopsided role white-led nonprofits play in neighborhood development, elected and appointed city officials and nonprofit leaders said that has to change.
The ACLU of Wisconsin, which filed suit against the Milwaukee Police Department last year for practices it charges are unconstitutional and racially discriminatory, recently released three reports community leaders say verify claims of improper police conduct that black residents have made for decades.
Despite Health Department efforts to combat lead poisoning that date back decades, community leaders say a plan, and better communication, are necessary for the city to move forward on the issue.
Young people of color from across Milwaukee spoke about the importance of building relationships, speaking up and being themselves.
An exhibit featuring art by middle and high school students focused on the dangers of human and sex trafficking of young people, in an effort to spread awareness about the issue in Milwaukee.