LISC Milwaukee recently honored 16 organizations for their work to improve their neighborhoods at the 13th Annual MANDI Awards. More than 700 corporate leaders, neighborhood activists and government officials attended.
Mary Ryan Boys & Girls Club members joined anti-smoking groups on March 21 to urge their peers to quit smoking. They hung colorful T-shirts bearing anti-tobacco messages on clotheslines in front of the club at 43rd and Burleigh streets to attract the attention of rush hour commuters.
Health care reform advocates, some dressed as the “Grim Reaper,” protested outside an Americans for Prosperity convention last weekend. Leading opponents of the Affordable Care Act, including Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum, spoke at the conference, whose purpose was to educate conservative activists.
Milwaukee Neighborhood News Service celebrated the first anniversary of its launch Thursday. About 75 community members, Diederich College of Communication faculty and staff, and guests gathered in Marquette University’s Johnston Hall to hear Journal Sentinel columnist and editorial writer James Causey discuss his work.