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January 2018

Picket at Prison (as part of the Black Lives Matter Collaborative)

January 23 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
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First Unitarian Society of Milwaukee, 1342 N. Astor Street
Milwaukee, WI
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Prison

BLACK LIVES MATTER COLLABORATIVE, which includes First Church, recently, joined the Close the MSDF Coalition. The Coalition will be picketing regularly on the 23rd of the month beginning Sunday, July 23, from 11:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. at the prison located at 1015 N. 10th St. We need to reinvest the excessive corrections spending to help make the formerly incarcerated more employable, to focus on keeping communities together, to find alternatives to locking people up for months at a time due to minor rule…

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Sunday Forum: “50 years Since Fair Housing Marches, and Are We Fair Now?

January 28 @ 10:10 am - 10:50 am
Max Otto Hall, 1342 N. Astor St.
Milwaukee, WI
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First Unitarian Church of Milwaukee

Presenter: Margaret (Peg) Rozga, Fair Housing March participant, English Professor, UW-Waukesha (retired). 50 years ago, the NAACP Youth Council marched for Fair Housing in Milwaukee. At the time, African-American residents faced blatant discrimination in housing, usually meeting with hostility or being refused housing altogether if they tried to leave segregated neighborhoods. Father James Groppi, a Catholic Priest advised the group, and after more than 200 marches, eventually, with the help of Alderwoman Vel Phillips, Fair Housing laws were finally enacted…

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February 2018

First Friday Films: “Iris”

February 2 @ 6:45 pm - 9:15 pm
First Unitarian Society of Milwaukee, 1342 N. Astor Street
Milwaukee, WI
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“Iris" (83 Minutes.) Sponsor: Jennifer Kaufman. Now in her 90s, free-spirited fashion doyenne Iris Apfel inspires people of all ages to hone their own sense of style while staying true to themselves. She is a force of creativity, wit and fun in this documentary by the legendary Albert Maysles, showing us why she’s been a sensation and a trendsetter for decades, refusing to be limited by stereotypes about women and aging. Doors open at 6:45 p.m. Films begin promptly at…

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Picket at Prison (as part of the Black Lives Matter Collaborative)

February 23 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)
Monthly on the same day
First Unitarian Society of Milwaukee, 1342 N. Astor Street
Milwaukee, WI
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Prison

BLACK LIVES MATTER COLLABORATIVE, which includes First Church, recently, joined the Close the MSDF Coalition. The Coalition will be picketing regularly on the 23rd of the month beginning Sunday, July 23, from 11:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. at the prison located at 1015 N. 10th St. We need to reinvest the excessive corrections spending to help make the formerly incarcerated more employable, to focus on keeping communities together, to find alternatives to locking people up for months at a time due to minor rule…

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March 2018

First Friday Films: “We Are Superman”

March 2 @ 6:45 pm - 9:15 pm
First Unitarian Society of Milwaukee, 1342 N. Astor Street
Milwaukee, WI
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“We Are Superman: The Transformation of 31st and Troost” (80 Minutes.) Sponsor: Bruce Wiggins, Social Justice Committee Chair and former city planner in Kansas City. A dividing line in a very segregated Kansas City, the corner of 31st Street and Troost Avenue is an epicenter of poverty, violence, and racism. It's also where several individuals and organizations, along with this community’s forgotten citizens, fight every day to bring positive change others ignore. We Are Superman is a moving film showing…

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Picket at Prison (as part of the Black Lives Matter Collaborative)

March 23 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)
Monthly on the same day
First Unitarian Society of Milwaukee, 1342 N. Astor Street
Milwaukee, WI
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Prison

BLACK LIVES MATTER COLLABORATIVE, which includes First Church, recently, joined the Close the MSDF Coalition. The Coalition will be picketing regularly on the 23rd of the month beginning Sunday, July 23, from 11:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. at the prison located at 1015 N. 10th St. We need to reinvest the excessive corrections spending to help make the formerly incarcerated more employable, to focus on keeping communities together, to find alternatives to locking people up for months at a time due to minor rule…

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April 2018

First Friday Films: “Chasing Ice”

April 6 @ 6:45 pm - 9:15 pm
First Unitarian Society of Milwaukee, 1342 N. Astor Street
Milwaukee, WI
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“Chasing Ice” (76 Minutes.) Sponsor: Terry Wiggins, Earth Justice Ministry Co-chair. Chasing Ice is the story of environmental photographer James Balog’s mission to gather undeniable proof of our changing planet. This “hauntingly beautiful,” award-winning documentary shows Balog’s struggles with sub-zero temperatures, faulty equipment, long days, and his own internal challenges. Doors open at 6:45 p.m. Films begin promptly at 7:00 p.m. Discussion follows, as time allows. Snacks, tea, coffee and cider will be provided! If you need childcare please contact…

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Picket at Prison (as part of the Black Lives Matter Collaborative)

April 23 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)
Monthly on the same day
First Unitarian Society of Milwaukee, 1342 N. Astor Street
Milwaukee, WI
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Prison

BLACK LIVES MATTER COLLABORATIVE, which includes First Church, recently, joined the Close the MSDF Coalition. The Coalition will be picketing regularly on the 23rd of the month beginning Sunday, July 23, from 11:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. at the prison located at 1015 N. 10th St. We need to reinvest the excessive corrections spending to help make the formerly incarcerated more employable, to focus on keeping communities together, to find alternatives to locking people up for months at a time due to minor rule…

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May 2018

First Friday Films: “Frederick Law Olmsted: Designing America”

May 4 @ 6:45 pm - 9:15 pm
First Unitarian Society of Milwaukee, 1342 N. Astor Street
Milwaukee, WI
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“Frederick Law Olmsted: Designing America” (60 Minutes.) Sponsor: Cheri Briscoe, chair of Milwaukee County Parks Advisory Committee . Designing America describes how Frederick Law Olmsted made “environmental ethics” an idea long before the concept of the environment and green issues touched our lives and became a part of American politics. Olmsted initiated the concept of parks as essential to our cities as both elements of art and nature. Doors open at 6:45 p.m. Films begin promptly at 7:00 p.m. Discussion…

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Picket at Prison (as part of the Black Lives Matter Collaborative)

May 23 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)
Monthly on the same day
First Unitarian Society of Milwaukee, 1342 N. Astor Street
Milwaukee, WI
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Prison

BLACK LIVES MATTER COLLABORATIVE, which includes First Church, recently, joined the Close the MSDF Coalition. The Coalition will be picketing regularly on the 23rd of the month beginning Sunday, July 23, from 11:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. at the prison located at 1015 N. 10th St. We need to reinvest the excessive corrections spending to help make the formerly incarcerated more employable, to focus on keeping communities together, to find alternatives to locking people up for months at a time due to minor rule…

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