“Better to Light One Little Candle”
Presenter: Tony Busalacchi, Milwaukee resident, educator, activist.
At the age of 85, Tony Busalacchi was looking for a special project to tackle when he read an article in the Journal Sentinel about an effort to raise money for the Capuchin Community Services. Their aim was to furnish 60 apartments at a new low-income housing site in the former St. Anthony’s Hospital (next to St. Ben’s food kitchen).
Tony and his wife Pat hoped to raise several thousand dollars at an art sale at St. John’s last March, but the effort got widespread local and then national media coverage, resulting in sales and donations far beyond their wildest expectations.
Host: Jean Groshek.
Sunday Forum is a Sunday morning lecture series at First Unitarian Society of Milwaukee that showcases provocative, sometimes controversial, speakers discussing topical issues of the day: politics, the environment, health issues, the arts, education and more. The Forum — in Max Otto Hall on our second floor — begins at 10:10 a.m. and lasts about 45 minutes. Speakers give a 30-minute presentation, followed by questions and brief comments from the audience. Coffee is served. Childcare is available.