This weekend will mark the 50th, 51st, and 52nd consecutive days of peaceful events protesting police brutality and the murder of George Floyd. Here are just a few of the weekend’s events, sure to be joined by more.

SATURDAY, JULY 18

Milwaukee Day of Action Supporting BLM

Cathedral Square Park (520 E Wells St.)
9 a.m.

Join us for an all day family friendly event recognizing 50+ days of protests and resistance in the Greater Milwaukee community. We will have various fundraisers and activities culminating in a protest/march in the early afternoon.

(WEAR A MASK AND PRACTICE SOCIAL DISTANCING!)

+ 9:00 AM: Plants for Milwaukee’s Day of Action Supporting Black Lives | Proceeds benefiting Love on Black Women & event/protest aid/support. Various plants, pots and terrariums are available for purchase. Cash/Venmo: @cultivatemke /CashApp $cultivatemke/ accepted

+ 9:00 AM: Bake Sale for Milwaukee Day of Action Supporting BLM
More info: Various individually baked goods are available for purchase. Proceeds benefiting protest aid/support & Love on Black Women. Cash/Venmo: @cultivatemke /CashApp $cultivatemke/ accepted

+ 9:00 AM: Slow Stress Relieving Flow with Baobi Yoga | Proceeds benefiting Leaders Igniting Transformation
Registration: Yoga for MKE Day of Action Supporting BLM

+ 9:00 AM: Free exhibit & zines: The Milwaukee Fair Housing Marches 1967-68 | Learn about the NAACP Youth Council and Commandos, who marched for 200 consecutive days for fair housing. This exhibit will go on until 3:00 PM.

+ 10:00 AM: Bay View Community Justice Garden Launch at the Bay View Community Center
NOTE: THIS IS AN OFF SITE EVENT – at Bay View Community Center and goes until 1:00 PM.

+ 10:00 AM: Flow Dance + Vinyasa Yoga with Mariyam Nayeri of Botanica Galactica | Proceeds benefiting Black Leaders Organizing for Communities
Registration: Yoga for MKE Day of Action Supporting BLM

+ 11:00 AM: Restorative Reset Stretch with Jessica Hope of Jessica Hope Wellness | Proceeds benefiting Black Leaders Organizing for Communities & Leaders Igniting Transformation
Registration: Yoga for MKE Day of Action Supporting BLM

+ 11:00 AM: Letter writing campaign led by Lauren RL

+ 12:00pm-2:00pm: Wee Chalk Your Walk Cathedral Square: Milwaukee Day Of Action with the Black Educators Caucus MKE

+ 1:30 PM: White Allyship 101 Workshop led by The People’s Movement of Milwaukee

+ 3:00 PM: Supply drop off for protest (first aid, electrolytes, water).

+ 4:00 PM: Protest led by 50 Miles More and The People’s Movement of Milwaukee (this will be an approximately 4 mile march/protest, stopping at the 5 PM event listed below, then returning to Cathedral Square)

+ 5:00 PM: No Justice For Elijah! End Racism In Milwaukee’s Music Community led by Dayvin Hallmon and Princess High
NOTE: This is a two day event with the second part being held on Sunday Morning at 10:00 AM BLM Legion Of The Soul Orchestra Protest Concert

Justice and Peace March

Parklawn Assembly of God (3725 N. Sherman Blvd.)
12 p.m.

Youth Encouraging Peace (YEP) March!!!
Youth marching for Justice! Come support our youth as they assemble in our Milwaukee streets peacefully protesting against Police Brutality, Criminal Justice Reform, and let their voices be heard about issues in the community!

Justice for Vanessa Guillen Ni Una Mas

Consulado de México en Milwaukee (1443 N. Prospect Ave.)
3 p.m.

We will march from the Consulate of Mexico in Milwaukee, 1443 N Prospect Ave, Milwaukee, WI 53202 and end at the War and Memorial Art Center, on 750 N Lincoln Memorial Dr, Milwaukee, WI 53202. At the war memorial, we will hold another vigil for Vanessa Guillen and the other soldiers who have either been victims of sexual abuse or who have died under Fort Hood’s supervision. Bring masks!

No Justice For Elijah! End Racism In Milwaukee’s Music Community

Warner Grand Theatre (212 W. Wisconsin Ave.)
5 p.m.

This protest is an indictment of Wisconsin’s White music industry and Wisconsin White musicians. The Wisconsin music industry and its White musicians have been silent about the threat and the carnage against Black & Brown lives. Chrystul Kizer is a string player, and White Milwaukee musicians did nothing for her. Dontre Hamilton was killed in front of the face of the MSO, and Wisconsin’s largest performing arts organization did not play a single note to honor his memory. Elijah McClain was killed not because he was autistic, not because he was a string player, but because he was Black.

As Black & Brown string players, we are orchestrated to support Brown & Black lives with music from the soul of our Brown & Black ancestors. We recognize that we are alone in this, as Wisconsin’s majorly White musicians and White orchestras continue to fail to stand up for musical Black & Brown lives.

To move Milwaukee forward, Black and Brown musicians, will speak from their experiences, burn Gershwin’s Porgy & Bess, and issue specific steps for the music community of Wisconsin to bring Brown and Black lives and music to the forefront.

SUNDAY, JULY 19

MKE Unite x Chalk The Fiserv Forum

Fiserv Forum (1111 Vel R. Phillips Ave.)
8 a.m.

Hey everyone, we’re back for our second Black Lives Matter mural and this time we will be giving The Fiserv Forum some awesome art. Again there will be chalk provided at the event, but feel free to bring your own. Our message is simple, Black Lives Matter. We will offer personalized sections for those who have designs in mind. A tip for hand washing is baby wipes or general purpose disinfectant wipes, works greats! Please wear masks. Spread the word and bring a friend.

At 11:30am we will get a caravan going with The People Revolution to go celebrate the life on Antonio Gonzalez at Hart Park in Wauwatosa. Bring your signs, comfy shoes, and positive energy. All power to the people
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*Again this is a family friendly event and all are welcome, no vulgar or inappropriate images will be allowed.

BLM Legion Of The Soul Orchestra Protest Concert

Red Arrow Park (920 N. Water St.)
10 a.m.

1. Please wear a mask.

2. Yes. All attendees will be able to safely socially distance.

3. Be aware all musicians must be able to see the conductor. Planning for this has been taken into account.

4. Total silence starting at 10AM

5. Moving an orchestra is not easy. As we move from place to place, plan for as minimal movement of objects/stands/chairs/stools equipment as possible.

6. Silence during transition is a time for personal reflection on the question of justice.

7. Music is available for download.

8. Have clothes pins ready in case of the wind.

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