Looking for protests and protest-related events this weekend? Look no further.
FRIDAY, AUGUST 14
Break the Silence in the Burbs – Waukesha
Cutler Park (301 Wisconsin Ave. Waukesha)
Bring your mask and your sign. Let’s make some noise.
SATURDAY, AUGUST 15
Milwaukee Voter Registration and Mobilization
El Ray (916 S Cesar E. Chavez Dr.)
Undocumented and DACAmented youth may not have the ability to vote but this doesn’t mean they don’t have electoral power!
Join us this Saturday, August 15th, from 11-12:30 p.m. to help us get out the vote and mobilize to get Trump out of office! We’ll be registering friends, family, allies, and community members at large use their voting power to keep families together.
Please share this event on Facebook and invite a friend!
WHEN: Saturday, August 15th, 2020, 11am -12:30pm
WHERE: El Rey 916 S Cesar E Chavez Dr
WHAT: Socially distanced voter registration event
Why & More Info:
On July 28th, 2020 the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) issued a memorandum drastically slashing the Deferred Action for Childhood (DACA), despite the Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS) 5-4 decision in favor of the program last month. This latest attack on DACA from the Trump administration affects both current and future DACA recipients and halts the program as currently written.
Under the new DHS Memo, currently pending renewals will only be granted 1 year instead of the previous two year period, pending new DACA applications will be rejected, and Advance Parole requests will be rejected unless applicants can prove “exceptional circumstances”
This is a direct attack on undocumented youth and their families. Trump is putting the lives of immigrant youth and their families in danger of deportation and as long as he is in the white house he will not stop attacking immigrant communities.
Undocumented and DACAmented youth may not have the ability to vote but this doesn’t mean they don’t have electoral power. At this event, they will be registering friends, family, allies, and community members at large to vote Trump out of office.
The People’s Cookout: Women’s Edition
Washington Park bandshell (1859 N. 40th St.)
Come and show support to the women that make our community great.
Milwaukee to Palestine: Reflections on Shared Liberations
Gordon Park (2828 N. Humboldt Blvd.)
The Party for Socialism and Liberation of Milwaukee will be hosting a panel to discuss the ongoing efforts of liberation, making connections between the Black Liberation struggle in Milwaukee and the century-long movement for the liberation of Palestinians.
Join us in dialog with four panelists who will discuss systems of White Supremacy, policing, and solidarity that connects our local and national movements through history and the present.
The first hour will be dedicated to conversations between our panelists and moderator Ben Slowey, followed up with an open forum for community members to pose questions and share their connections in solidarity.
Stand For Justice
27th and Oklahoma
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
SUNDAY, AUGUST 16
Black Is Beautiful: Volume II
Reservoir Park (801 E. Meinecke Ave.)
Fighting the power is a full-time job, especially if you’re Black. Take this event as a moment to collectively exhale as a community and join us on a ride for Black lives. We’ll keep marching, we’ll keep chanting, but for one day we need to feel the wind in our face again. Black Lives Matter. Black Mental Health Matters too.
Date: August 16th, 2020
Location: Kilbourn Reservoir Park (2230 N Bremen St, Milwaukee, WI 53212)
Distance: 12 miles
✊🏾 The ride will be meeting at Reservoir Park *in Milwaukee* at 1pm, departing at 2pm and ending tentatively at 5pm.
Purchase your Black Is Beautiful T-shirt today!
100% of profits will be donated to #ConnectMilwaukee and Wisconsin Bike Fed.
The Mural Unveiling Party & Fashion Show
14th and Vilet
Celebrate the second wall completion, with prominent Milwaukee figures, free food, music and a blessing for all we stand for!
☆ MC: André Lee Ellis
☆ Blessing: Kenneth Lock
☆ Special Performance: Dasha Kelly
☆ Poet: Janiya Williams
☆ Fashion Show: Theresa Marie Collections
☆ Food: Coggs Kitchen, Funky Fresh Spring Rolls
☆ DJ and More TBA
An unveiling, party, and press conference in one. The theme: “Give them their flowers now”, with a fashion show to illustrate the subtext for people of color: “I am Art”
The artists and company behind this mural have created quite the buzz in the city. Responsible for adorning walls with George Floyd at Holton and North; Sylville Smith and Sandra Bland at Holton and Center; Breonna Taylor at Locust and Holton, and more in the works.
Art-I-Culture LLC is the business name of M.I.L. Collective. Art-I-Culture is black and woman owned, and serves a diverse array of supremely talented artists – who to date have worked for free!
Impassioned by the revolutionary season the world is in, Art-I-Culture is an effort to subsidize the art and artist proportionately and create a new culture of creativity. WE WANT TO RAISE VOICES and create an Art Destination in the Hood to be frankly honest.
We call our movement
#ArtRevolutionMKE on GofundMe and future platforms.
14th and Vilet INTERSECTION
Across The Street from Repairers of the Breach