African American infants die at a higher rate than white infants, in Milwaukee and across the nation. Author Tonya Lewis Lee addressed the issue at a recent luncheon hosted by the Women’s Fund of Greater Milwaukee.
More than 20 working professionals recently began this year’s nine-month Future Milwaukee leadership program. Participants will complete arts-related projects to benefit the community and meet others who want to create positive change. Milwaukee Neighborhood News Service talked to them about what has been most interesting about the program so far.
Between the Milwaukee Artist Resource Network’s Beyond the Canvas exhibition on Friday night, Oct. 21, and the Día de los Muertos exhibitions at Walker’s Point Center for the Arts on Saturday, Oct. 22, Milwaukee residents had an opportunity to enjoy a wide variety of artwork by local artists.
Alliance School, a small year-round charter school serving students in grades 6-12, has received the highest award from the Wisconsin Charter School Association for best achieving its mission: to provide a safe and accepting climate for all students. About half of the students identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer.