As the killing of a black, unarmed teenager in Florida continues to draw national interest, Milwaukee’s response focuses on what’s next.
With the Violence Against Women Act up for reauthorization this year, advocates for Latino victims of domestic violence such as the UMOS Latina Resource Center fear undocumented women may lose the ability to escape their abusers.
A large crowd of people occupied Zeidler Park on Oct. 15 to rally against big banks and corporate influence in politics. Demonstrators, who said they represented the “99 percent,” marched from Zeidler to the corner of Water Street and Wisconsin Avenue, where they spoke out against what they called “the crimes committed against the American public.”
Walnut Way Conservation Corp. celebrated its annual Harvest Day complete with live entertainment, food and information booths for local businesses and organizations.
Longfellow Elementary hosted its annual Mercado Day to kick off Hispanic Heritage Month and to teach the children about Hispanic culture.
Milwaukee County Supervisor Peggy West joined dozens of women dressed in wedding gowns for the annual Brides Walk Against Domestic Violence sponsored by UMOS Latina Resource Center.
About 50 people marched through the Washington Park community recently at the seventh Annual Put the Guns Down Festival, sponsored by the League of Young Voters Education Fund.