This weekend will mark the 15th, 16th, and 17th consecutive days of peaceful Milwaukee protests sparked by the murder of George Floyd. Here are just a few events, sure to be joined by many more.

FRIDAY, JUNE 12

Black Lives Matter MAD MOMS

3626 W Fond du Lac Ave.
6 p.m.

This is a peaceful protest is for ALL THE MOMS who are tired of the police having no regard for the lives of the kids of our communities.

Bring your signs, come sit, chant, listen, and make YOUR VOICE heard… OUR BLACK CHILDREN’S LIVES MATTER!

PLEASE SHARE!

SATURDAY, JUNE 13

Plants for #BlackLivesMatter Fundraiser

Humboldt Park (3000 S. Howell Ave.)
9 a.m.

During Week 1 we made over $3K and are hoping to beat that number! We will be featuring over 500 succulents, plus tons of houseplants and veggies/seedlings. If you have anything to donate, please reach out to us!

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First and foremost, WEAR A MASK!

Plant sale going on this Saturday, June 13th. 100% of proceeds will be going to the purchase of medical supplies (to support protesters on the ground), as well as Black Leaders Organizing for Communities (BLOC) and Leaders Igniting Transformation (LIT) – two amazing local organizations doing the work, and leading and sustaining the movement in the MKE community. In kind donations of medical supplies will also be accepted (link of supply list below) to support medic teams serving during protests.

We will be stationed on the corner of HOWELL AND MONTANA. If you are interested in donating plants, pots or other goods, shoot us a message!

PAYMENT:
Onsite: Cash, Venmo (@plants4protests), Cashapp ($plantsforprotests)

WAYS TO GET INVOLVED:
– Donate Medical Supplies
– Donate Plants (to sell – please label with what they are!)
– Donate Pots (to sell)
– Donate to BLOC or LIT directly (linked below – MUST SHOW PROOF/RECEIPT TO RECEIVE PLANTS)
– Purchase plants onsite the day of the plant sale

LOCAL ORGANIZATIONS YOU CAN DONATE TO:
– Black Leaders Organizing for Communities (BLOC)
www.blocbybloc.org
– Leaders Igniting Transformation (LIT)
www.litmke.org

MEDICAL SUPPLIES NEEDED:
https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1aNC8dQeY3W91P23waE6_4YGkTWBGrwTEpqlV5G5hQtQ/edit?usp=sharing

Civil Rights Mural featuring Milwaukee Organizers and Leaders

Locust and Holton
11 a.m.

Calling on any and all artists to join us this Saturday to paint a Civil Rights Mural in the alley of Locust and Holton. All ages are welcome. Our focus is to bring the community together to beautify a piece of two neighborhoods. Civil Rights leaders will be featuring the women who are often over looked, on the wall as well as powerful and inspiring quotes. The wall is about 70ft in length and about 15 ft high. This is a volunteer effort and all artist are welcome to help pay tribute to the civil rights movement. We have complete permission from the building owner. The only conditions are no offensive or vulgar material. If you are interested in doing a specific Civil Rights leader please comment and show up early!!

Sit in for change

2375 N. Vel R. Phillips Ave.
12:30 p.m.

If you want to support the movement but cannot march or concerned with Co-Vid due to your health here is an opportunity to support, bring a chair and sit in for change 6 feet or more apart and bring your signs and put on your signs what you want to see changed.

Motivating Milwaukee: No Justice, No Peace Protest

Carver Park (911 W. Brown St.)
1 p.m.

Motivating Milwaukee Presents:
No Justice, No Peace Protest on June 13th @ 1:00 PM
We will be starting at Carver Park (baseball field) and heading to the District 5.

Come join us as we peacefully protest the BLACK LIVES MATTER movement. There will be a number of people from all ages supporting this cause. There are strength in numbers.

We were blessed to have Cardinal Stritch University donate snacks and waters for participants. We are also giving away FREE T-Shirts to the FIRST 15-people to arrive.

We are selling shirts for $20 and all proceeds will be donated to charity. If you cannot make it and want to do you part, we have created a GoFund for the cause: https://gf.me/u/x7wcj4

Thank you for the support and we look forward to making this protest one to remember.
Shay Jones & Jordan Cloyd

The Youth Are Here! Youth Rising Up Chalking Event

Milwaukee City Hall (200 E. Wells St.)
1:45 p.m.

Members of the student led group, Youth Rising Up, will be hosting a chalking event in front of City Hall after the march from the Milwaukee Domes. Some chalk will be available but you are welcome to bring some to support the cause!

We are partnering with Milwaukee Alliance Against Racist & Political Repression.

Student demands are as follows:
– Retraining for police officers
– End to police brutality
– Police officers charged and prosecuted the same as others
– Laws need to be more fair
– Defund anti-Black media
– “The Justice system is rigged”-unrig it!
– End to redlining
– End to school to Prison Pipeline

Crushing Racism

City of South Milwaukee Administration Building (2424 15th Ave.)
3 p.m.

All are welcome to attend our peaceful protest of racial injustice and systemic racism and how it affects our community. This is a stand for change. Our community was founded on the very principles that perpetuate the systemic racial injustice that plagues our nation, and continues to foster these issues!

Join us as we come together to take a stand at city hall, address our leadership, and change the narrative as we proceed towards change! Too many disparities still plague our community, Racism is alive and real here! Its time as a community we come together to speak, listen, and learn how we can be better!

Any fellow POC in our community who would like to address the public through experience, or ideas to push forward please do not hesitate to reach out and arrangements will be made to provide accommodations. We need voices from our community, leadership is listening, now is our time!

VIOLENCE IS NOT WELCOME BY ANYONE!!!

Wee Chalk Your Walk & Build Art Fernwood Neighborhood MKE!

Morgan Park (3400 S. Kinnickinnic Ave.)
3 p.m.

As a continued sign of solidarity with National Black Lives Matter Week of Action, Wee Chalk Your Walk. Let’s chalk messages in our own neighborhoods, then let’s go to the District attorney’s neck of the woods. Bring yourself, chalk, and signs if you have them. We will meet at the corner of KK and Morgan. We will walk and chalk the streets and sidewalks with Black Lives Matter solidarity messages. We will end in front of DA John Chisholm’s house with an organized gathering. This is a Family Friendly space!

Art Build Space to make banners, posters, and signs for the protest following the Wee Chalk event.

Four Demands of the National Black Lives Matter at School Movement
*Recruit and retain Black educators
*Fully Resourced Restorative Practices
*Black History and Ethnic Studies in all schools
*Fund Counselors, Not cops

Milwaukee Black Lives Matter Protest

Morgan Park (3400 S. Kinnickinnic Ave.)
4 p.m.

3:00 PM: Wee Chalk Your Walk
4:00 PM: Art Built + Supply Collection
5:00 PM: Protest Begins

An afternoon filled with art, activism and community.

Art Build Space to make banners, posters, and signs for the protest following the Wee Chalk event.

We will meet at Morgan Park (on Kk and Morgan), support and join the “wee chalk your walk” group, build art with messages in support of and in solidarity with Black Lives Matter. Protest begins at 5 PM. We will stop in front of DA John Chisholm’s house for an organized gathering, then proceed to march throughout Bay View and Milwaukee. This is an inclusive and family friendly space!

Looking to give monetary donations? Support the Black Educators Caucus MKE by giving online here: https://www.paypal.me/MTEABlackCaucus

Four Demands of the National Black Lives Matter at School Movement
*Recruit and retain Black educators
*Fully Resourced Restorative Practices
*Black History and Ethnic Studies in all schools
*Fund Counselors, Not cops

SUNDAY, JUNE 14

Muslims for Black Lives Mural

North and Holton
11 a.m.

Join us on Sunday, June 14th in creating a collective mural for Black Lives Matter.

We will begin painting at 11am alongside the fence right next to the painted building on North and Holton. Light refreshments will be available.

This is Free and Open to the public, bring your family and friends!

Big thanks to Falasteen Hayati for the opportunity!

March for Equity in Waukesha

Waukesha Municipal Court (201 Delafield St.)
2 p.m.

We will be marching in downtown Waukesha in protest of police brutality. We’ll be starting at the courthouse, going to the police station, and then marching back. If anybody would like to speak, let me know and we can arrange that.

And wear a face mask please 🙂

Protest AGAINST “Defend The Police” Event & Donald Trump

Brookfield Police Department (2000 N. Calhoun Rd.)
2:30 p.m.

This protest was created to oppose Donald Trump supporters and Brookfield Police Department as they host this event which is demeaning to the movement BLM.

When this country is in dire need of leadership and love, our elected “president” has shown nothing but hate and has proven to be nothing less than a racist/sexist bigot.

There is a Facebook Event hosted by the Republican Party of Waukesha that states it will be a “DEFEND the police demo” whatever that means…

We will be present! & we will be heard.

Please wear a mask and be ready to chant. 😊

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