Looking for protests and protest-related events this weekend? Look no further.
FRIDAY, AUGUST 28
Blxck MKE “March on Washington”
Urban Ecology Center, Washington Park (1859 N. 40th St., Milwaukee)
Join us at Washington Park at 5:00pm on Friday August 28th to March with us again! There will be a surprise event afterwards. Donations are being accepted (refer to previous post) and we are looking for volunteers, car marshals and caravans. Feel free to message us with any questions!
Community Wide Candle Light Vigil and Prayer for Jacob Blake
Civic Center Park (900 57th St., Kenosha)
The tragedy the struck Kenosha is unfathomable. I would like to host a candle light vigil and prayer for Jacob Blake at Civic Park in Kenosha. We need this moment of peace to come together and show him our support as a united community. Please bring candles and please bring your peace. I will have a few hundred candles to go around.
Justice for Jacob Blake
City of Kenosha Municipal Building (625 52nd St., Kenosha)
Join us in a press conference at 5:30pm and march at 6:00pm as we rally in support of Jacob Blake and other victims of police crimes.
SATURDAY, AUGUST 29
Human First March Dedicated To Jacob Blake
Lincoln Park (6900 18th Ave., Kenosha)
In light of Jacob Blake’s shooting this event will be dedicated to him and any money raised will be donated to him.
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 made it on the 29 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.
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. Thank you.
Chicanx National Day of Action and Resistance
Mitchell Park Domes (524 S. Layton Blvd., Milwaukee)
Mi gente! El Pueblo MKE invites you to participate in a national day of action and resistance. Join us as we bring together local speakers, artists, activists, and vendors in the fight against systemic oppression in our communities.
Stand For Justice
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
Justice for Jacob | March and Rally
Regimin Barber Collective (1345 52nd St., Kenosha)
Jacob Blake’s family and their supporters invite you to this march and rally in support of #JusticeForJacob. The lead organizers of this event are Justin Blake, Tanya McLean and Alvin Owens.
1:45 PM – Meet at Regimen Barber Collective
2:00 PM – Begin March
2:15 PM – Rally at Kenosha County Courthouse
SUNDAY, AUGUST 30
Abolish the Police! Justice for Jacob!
Sherman Park, Milwaukee
The recent attempted murder of Jacob Blake reaffirms that the police must be abolished. Kenosha cops shot him in the back 7 times because they know they are backed by a system built on a legacy of violent oppression of Black and Brown communities. Despite video evidence and multiple witnesses, the media still attempts to smear Jacob Blake and justify the use of excessive force and brutality by the hands of police. Three months of ongoing protests in the name of Black lives did not prevent this act of violence. As long as the police exist, they will continue to be a threat to Black, Brown, and Indigenous communities.
PSL Milwaukee stands in solidarity with Jacob Blake and all those standing up against police brutality everywhere.
Please join us for a socially distanced, family-friendly march in the name of Jacob Blake and all those lost to state-sanctioned murder, including Thee Three of Milwaukee, Antonio Gonzales, Jay Anderson, and Alvin Cole. Throughout the march, we will feature speakers and discuss abolition as a revolutionary goal.
A world without cops is possible, and we believe the first step towards that is defunding the police and reinvesting in communities – education, housing, healthcare, and the needs of the working class. People power has won victories that were, at one time, unthinkable – including the eight-hour workday, desegregation, fair housing, and more. We believe abolition is the utmost form of justice for all victims of police terror. As Angela Davis said, “You have to act as if it were possible to radically transform the world. And you have to do it all the time.”
We will begin at Sherman Park and move through the neighborhood.
**Please wear a mask. We will have extra masks and water as well.**
We’ll see you in the streets!
The Black August RIDE
5 Points Art Gallery & Studios (3514 N. Port Washington Ave., Milwaukee)
Commemorating BlackAugust is an important contribution to self-determination. The traditional practices of Black August include fasting, studying, and physical training. 50 years ago, on August 7, 1970, Jonathan Jackson was killed in northern California while attempting to liberate a group of Black freedom fighters known as the Soledad Brothers, of which his brother, George Jackson, was a part.
The Soledad Brothers inspired hunger strikes and protests, bringing attention to the atrocities of the prison industrial complex and its architects. George was killed by the state a little over a year later on August 21, 1971, as he, too, attempted to liberate folks from prison.
In general, the month of August is also rich with the history of Black resistance and rebellion, from the Haitian Revolution to the Watts rebellion, Nat Turner Rebellion, Fugitive Slave Law Convention, March on Washington, the Ferguson Uprising and more. Many revolutionaries including Marcus Garvey and Fred Hampton were also born in August. Black August is a reminder of our individual and collective will to win!!!
SKATE4 Black Lives!
Hart Park (7300 Chestnut St., Wauwatosa)
In honor of JoJo Rosenbaum …Anthony Huber…and their solidarity with Black Lives…we will #Skate4Huber through wauwatosa and make our voices heard!!!
We still have a killer cop on the force in Wauwatosa who murdered 3 people in 5 years! Let’s make our voices heard while honoring the lives of our Allies who took the ultimate risk for Black lives! Skateboards and Face Mask are highly recommended! Let’s make a statement! We will not stand for Police violence! We will not stand for violence against protesters! BLACK LIVES MATTER!