Looking for Milwaukee-area protests and protest-related events this weekend? Look no further. (The following list was compiled via Facebook and a list compiled by Lee Stedman.)
SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 5
Mayfair (2500 N. Mayfair Rd., Wauwatosa)
Stand with Tosans for change in police and systems reform. This is a family-friendly, peaceful event.
Join on the NE corner of North Ave and Mayfair Rd. Bring signs, wear masks, and spread the word.
27th & Oklahoma, Milwaukee
Let’s ALL exercise our right to support Black Lives Matter in ways both large and small. Come “Stand” with us rain or shine every Wednesday and Saturday from 12:00-1:30 p.m. on 27th & Oklahoma. Bring your own sign and chair if you like.
This small protest is perfect for folks like me who are unable to attend long protests and rallies. Remember: EVERYTHING WE DO MATTERS.
Organized by Karen Hartwell, Kathleen Kat Hickman-Turner, and Rachel Adair
Mitchell Park Domes (524 S. Layton Blvd., Milwaukee)
When: September 5th, 2020
Where: Mitchell Park, Milwaukee Wisconsin
What: Rally for Black & Brown Lives
Why and more info: In a show of Black & Brown Strength, we will demand the decriminalization of our communities and the separation of our families by abolishing ICE and defunding the police.
We will be marching across the 16th Street Bridge, which is the historic link between Milwaukee’s mostly Latinx South Side and Milwaukee’s mostly Black North Side.
Cuando: 5 de Septiembre, 2020
Donde: Mitchell Park, Milwaukee Wisconsin
Que: demonstracion para Comunidades de color
Porque y mas informacion: En una demostración de la fuerza de communidade de color, exigiremos la despenalización de nuestras comunidades y la separación de nuestras familias mediante la abolición de ICE y la desfinanciación de la policía.
Marcharemos a través del puente de la calle 16, que es el vínculo histórico entre el lado sur de Milwaukee, en su mayoría una communidad Latinx, y el lado norte, en su mayoría una communidad Negra, de Milwaukee
Lincoln Park (6900 18th Ave., Kenosha)
Thank you for your interest. My name is Isaac Wallner. Please bear with me and read this through its entirety. There is information you need to know throughout this. The goal of this march is to grow it strong and proud. I am looking for at least 1,000 people. I want to put Kenosha and the state on notice that we are done and ready for a change in policy and the government for the better of everyone, not just the 1%.
I want them to know that we are moving our feet and we are united as one front to vote out policy and leaders who support inequalities, injustices, and discrimination based on race, color, national origin, sex, religion, and age as stated in Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. We expect more than that. We expect equality for all those and for sexual orientation, developmental and intellectual disabilities, housing status, economic status, the way you look, what you were, and any other walks of life.
I am running this event through my organization, the Human First Project. I originally made it for the 29th due to it following the day Martin Luther King Jr. marched to Washington D.C. and gave his iconic and historic “I Have a Dream” speech. I had to move it to this weekend in light of the recent events in Kenosha.
The most quoted line from his speech is “I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin, but by the content of their character. I have a dream today!” We look back at that speech and understand how sadly needed it was due to all the hate and racism. That dream he had I wish was a reality today. Not only for whatever the color of our skin is but, who we love, our economic status, our religion, how we look, disabilities we may have, where we live, if we are homeless, if we suffer from addictions, if we suffer from mental health issues, how we dress, and every social issue that can be used as a way to express hate on an individual.
I made this march because my organization is for everyone. We have gained a lot of traction, but it’s time we move forward now. We can not successfully do that divided. This march is for everyone who has experienced hate, injustices, and inequalities for who they are the life they lead. We need to band together and fight for policy change and political change. We need to give everyone a voice. We need to empower the downtrodden and the weary. We need to lift them up and all people and show them they still have a voice and it matters. We need to be that beacon of light in the treacherous sea that the current state of this country is.
The march will start at Lincoln Park and will end at Lincoln Park. We will set up refreshment and speaking stops along the route. I will post the route soon once it’s completed. I am working on getting a handful of bigger vehicles for those who can’t walk because of whatever reason so they can join. I don’t want anyone to feel they can not be a part of this. I injured my ankle at work about two weeks ago so the status of if I can march or not is unknown. I will have a pickup with a PA system that I will be in the back of if I unfortunately can’t. Based on what the doctor is saying now, I might be in a boot and I’ll be unable to walk the march. That’s OK. I want it to be on this day due to the significance and I will use crutches as much as I can to march with you all!
I am asking for donations to get this up and running. I’ll make a Facebook page for that and post the link. Things I will need is a PA system, possible rental bathrooms for Lincoln park, vehicles, refreshments, water ect., supplies to make signs, and gas for the vehicles.
As always, my events must stay 100% peaceful otherwise our messages get lost in the chaos. I know we can’t control what other against us will say or do, but we can control our reactions. So I please ask us all to be mindful of that.
SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 6
Alice’s Garden Urban Farm (2136 N. 21st St., Milwaukee)
Freedom is a constant struggle. Black Lives Matter activists have been hitting the streets in Milwaukee since the end of May, and September 6th is the 100 day mark. At the intersection of continued police violence against Black and brown communities, open wounds of intergenerational trauma, and other forms of oppression— this work can be physically, mentally and emotionally exhausting. It’s important to take care of our wellbeing, that’s why MAI presents a mind, body and spirit wellness event to celebrate the tremendous work involved and to cultivate resilience to endure (at least) 100 more days!
Please join us on Sunday, September 6th from 11am-2pm for a day of healing with healthy food, music, bodywork from massage therapists and other body healers, support from mental health and spiritual practitioners, and other kinds of self-care!
We also want to recognize the numerous organizers who continue to pour their time and soul into organizing Milwaukee’s movement(s), and we’ll have wellness packages for up to 15 organizers that YOU choose! To nominate a deserving leader please go to: https://forms.gle/5T89qHAqDspVtpUL6
Details on programming and wellness packages to come 🙂
We hope you’ll join us!
Washington Park Bandshell (4599 W. Lloyd St., Milwaukee)
The Restore 2020 Festival is a family friendly event that will celebrate UNITY and PEACE within humanity from an African/Indigenous perspective.
The entire community of Milwaukee is invited to attend a event with live music, speakers, performances, bookbag give away, free food, vendors, free masks, free supplies, bounce houses, children games.
Security will be present.
North Point Water Tower (2288 N. Lake Dr., Milwaukee)
This moment is about us, the people, making a change. Its time for our voices to be heard. Time for our most essential needs to be met. We live in one of the most segregated cities in America; We need to show Milwaukee we can break the mold. This is our moment for change and to rewrite history. Lets keep up the fight, the hard work, the blood, sweat, tears, and the vigor that everyone has given in these last weeks- Lets Keep fighting, Lets Keep marching until we are finally heard.
March for Breonna Taylor,George Floyd, Jacob Blake and all the injustices Black People face in America. We have to let our voices be heard by our city and Kenosha.
March will start at 2pm at the Water Tower Park on E North Ave to Whitefish Bay.