Wednesday, October 17th • 10:00AM – 4:00PM
at 5Wise, 3524 W. National Avenue
Wednesday, October 17th • 10:00AM – 4:00PM
at 5Wise, 3524 W. National Avenue
MILWAUKEE, WI — Members of the Milwaukee Alumnae Chapter Scholarship Committee, in collaboration with members of the Physical and Mental Health and Political/Social Action Committees, are excited to connect with the community by hosting a Community Resource Fair, titled Connect, Collaborate, and Cultivate.
This event, free and open to the public, will be held Saturday, October 20, 2018 at the Barack Obama School of Career and Technical Education, 5075 N. Sherman Boulevard, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, 53209. The Resource Fair will take place from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., bringing families and resources together to create a morning full of excitement and education.
More than 10 workshops and community resources for high school students and their parents will be presented. There will be special presentations from MPS Interim Superintendent, Dr. Keith P. Posley, and a plethora of other prominent Milwaukee community leaders who will speak on topics such as STEM/IT; how to apply and find scholarships; healthy living; how to maintain a positive connection between school and home; helping parents and students secure, maintain, and understand reports and records that document the students’ educational journey; financial education, and more.
Attendees will be able to enjoy refreshments while visiting information tables sponsored by entities such as Sisters4Cure, MPS Counselors, Pearls for Teen Girl, Black Achievers, Planned Parenthood, SDC, Educator’s CreditUnion, League of Women Voters, Aurora Healthcare Metro’s WI Well Woman Program, and others.
Chapter President, Demetria Bell Anderson is elated at this opportunity for Milwaukee residents to connect with the chapter while collaborating with other entities and cultivating positive relationships – “truly putting resources where they are most needed. Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Incorporated is a service organization. This service project is a great opportunity for families to obtain resources to help them reach higher heights and deeper depths, consistent with thesorority’s rich history of service.” All are welcome!
Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. was founded in 1913 on the campus of Howard University to promote academic excellence; to provide scholarships; to provide support to the underserved; educate and stimulate participation in the establishment of positive public policy; and to highlight issues and provide solutions for problems in their communities. Today Delta Sigma Theta Sorority has over 250,000 initiated members and more than 900 chapters worldwide, including seven in Wisconsin. The Sorority uses its Five- Point Programmatic Thrust of economic development, educational development, international awareness and involvement, physical and mental health, and political awareness and involvement to create its national and local programs.
“Take Action. Support Survivors. End Domestic Violence Now.”
WAUKESHA, Wis. – The Women’s Center encourages the community to take action this month to show support for survivors, honor those who have lost their lives to domestic violence, and come together as a community to break the cycle of violence.
Nearly 1 in 4 women and 1 in 7 men have been victims of severe physical violence in the United States. On a typical day, more than 20,000 calls are placed to domestic violence hotlines nationwide. The Women’s Center answered 7,300 calls to its 24-Hour Hotline in 2017, and is experiencing a 40% increase in calls this year.
Executive Director Angela Mancuso stated, “We have seen a significant increase in demand for our services — 2018 has been a particularly violent year in Milwaukee and Waukesha. Every one of us has a role to play in changing these statistics and ending domestic violence. We know we are making a difference, but we cannot do it alone. We need our community to help and take action in order to affect change.”
The Women’s Center has coordinated the following opportunities for community members and media to take action and become involved:
As the only agency in Waukesha County providing supportive services to those impacted by domestic and sexual violence, child abuse, and trafficking, The Women’s Center is proud to be a community leader in advocating for survivors and invites the public to join the conversation.
“We want everyone to know that help is always available through our 24-Hour Hotline at 262.542.3828. When a survivor makes the difficult decision to reach out for support, they will be welcomed and respected at The Women’s Center,” stated Mancuso.
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About The Women’s Center
Founded in 1977, The Women’s Center serves adult and child survivors of domestic violence, sexual assault, child abuse, and trafficking. The Women’s Center offers free and comprehensive programming including: emergency shelter & 24-Hour Hotline; legal advocacy; family counseling; domestic violence, sexual assault and abuse counseling; substance abuse and mental health support; transitional living; community education and violence prevention; and employment counseling and life-skills development.
Milwaukee County is looking to empower people toward employment by holding two job fairs this week, County Executive Chris Abele announced today.
Wednesday’s career fair seeks to connect applicants with jobs at Milwaukee County, while Friday’s job fair gives veterans and their families an opportunity to connect with more than 50 regional employers.
“When you add it all up, Milwaukee County is one of the largest employers in the area, and we offer a wide variety of quality jobs for people who want to make a difference in their community,” said Abele. “We also seek to empower the people we serve, including veterans, and connecting them with employers is an excellent way to strengthen their lives and our community.”
Milwaukee County Career Fair
Wednesday, Oct. 10 – 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Zoofari Conference Center, 9715 W. Bluemound Rd., Wauwatosa, Wisconsin 53213
Who’s hiring: Milwaukee County
Who should attend: Anyone interested in a career with Milwaukee County
Milwaukee County invites anyone looking for employment to attend the Milwaukee County Career Fair on Wednesday, Oct. 10, at the Zoofari Conference Center.
Applicants should come ready to speak with recruitment analysts from the County and hiring authorities from several departments, including Courts, Health and Human Services, Behavioral Health Division, Department on Aging, House of Correction, Office of the Sheriff, Parks and the Zoo.
The County is seeking to fill a variety of openings, from seasonal workers at Parks to deputy court clerks to registered nurses.
All open positions are also available online at jobs.milwaukeecounty.org.
20th Milwaukee County Veterans and Immediate Family Career Fair
Friday, Oct. 12 – 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Zablocki VA Hospital, 5000 W. National Ave., Milwaukee, Wisconsin 53295
Who’s hiring: More than 50 employers, including Foxconn and other private employers, as well as government entities such as Milwaukee County, City of West Bend, State of Wisconsin and the federal government
Who should attend: Veterans and their immediate families who are seeking employment
Veterans and their immediate family are encouraged to attend the 20th Milwaukee County Veterans and Immediate Family Job Fair, to be held at the Zablocki VA Hospital on Friday, Oct. 12.
The event is a collaboration between the Milwaukee County Veterans Service Office, Zablocki VA Hospital and the Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development’s Office of Veteran Employment Services. Hundreds of veterans have been directly hired as a result of attendance at these job fairs, and many more put on the path to employment.
More than 50 employers will be present, including private companies and government employers ranging from Milwaukee County and the City of West Bend, to the state and federal governments. Foxconn will be one of the employers in attendance, as it has expressed a desire to hire veterans for present and future jobs.
Veterans and immediate family members of veterans should come prepared to discuss employment with hiring representatives. Applicants are encouraged to bring paper resumes, but also to be prepared to apply for most jobs online.
Free parking will be available in the parking structure adjacent to the hospital. All employers will be conveniently located on the first floor. For questions or list of employers, email [email protected]
TV shows like Family Guy and countless others make jokes about black men not raising their kids. There is a stigma that Black men do not raise their children, becoming the butt of jokes all throughout media outlets. In reality as true in other races, there are children who do not have their fathers in their lives, but there are many who have a father around who just need some assistance.
According to Census.Gov, there are approximately 13.6 million single parents raising over 21 million children in the United States. In Wisconsin, statistics show that 4 out of 10 single mother homes are reportedly living in poverty. While single moms are far more common, there are approximately 2.5 million single fathers as well.
In 2005 Mayor Tom Barrett started the Milwaukee Fatherhood Initiative, in an effort to empower fathers by equipping them with adequate support and resources. Comprised of local father and stake holders, the initiative decided to start a fatherhood summit that would happen annually. On October 6th-7th, the summit was held at Greater New Birth Christian Campus. The event provided services for problems that a large number of fathers in the city face such as, drivers license recovery, child support cases reviewers and employment services.
The event paid host to Grammy award wining artist and philanthropist David Banner, who spoke passionately about the problems single fathers face.
“We can have these so called answers of what men should do, but black folks need mental, spiritual and physical therapy.”
Banner also said “we say take care of kids; well I was not taken care of.”
Alluding to the fact that it is a cycle in the African American community, where fatherless children are growing up and having kids with no guide as to how to be a father. The event saw over 400 participants in the services, some may say it is a small numbers, but it is step in the right direction for fathers who want to be there for their children.
Two years ago the neighborhood of Sherman Park was threw into a frenzy, after Sylville Smith was murdered by then office Dominique Heagans Brown. Sparking outrage, riots and unfortunate fires, residents displayed their disgust for the injustice. Desperate to see change, one resident took it a step further.
UBLAC was formed by Markasa Tucker, and other powerful black women as a resource for the African American community. Standing for, “Uplifting Black Liberation and Community” she and other African American women work tirelessly to equip the black community with resources and educational opportunities.
The march took place Saturday morning, on the 29thof September. In conjunction with the empowerment march in DC, marching against issues such as, poverty, affordable housing, the renewal of the Violence against Woman Act, and Trump’s restriction of the word diversity and entitlement.
It was fitting the march took place from start to finish at the newly named Vel Phillips Street on north 4thstreet starting at Pete’s fruit market.
Taking place in the 6thdistrict that was once represented by Phillips, alderwoman Coggs spoke of its significance.
“The place behind us is a full service grocery store selling fruits and vegetables that would not be here if it was not for people who fought for what they wanted in their neighborhood.”
Coggs continued saying, “it was a group of black women who organized and got this changed from a dollar tree, to a full blown grocery store.”
Explaining the weight of the importance of marching down 4thstreet, Coggs talked of why the late Vel Phillips fought to have the street named after her. “It was adjacent to her dear friend of the civil right movement MLK; she was married to her husband Dale Phillips at St Marks church on 4thstreet.”
Congress Woman Gwen Moore echoed those sentiments saying, “She was black lives matter, when she could not put her face on literature”
Moore also said, “We are going to walk in the memory of the giant who was 84 pounds and quiet.”
A giant she was true to that, knocking down barrier after barrier in her 95 years of existence. The march took place at approximately 10:10am and lasting till 2pm. Residents marched, danced and laughed all down the street that was paved by Vel, and many black woman like her.
In 1948, the United States Supreme Court ruled that segregation on interstate bus travel was unconstitutional in Morgan v. Virginia (before the local bus travel boycott in the 1955). In 1951, African Americans were just allowed to eat in the same restaurants as Caucasians, after a ruling in Washington DC. The Civil Rights Movement pioneered by names like, Dr Martin Luther King Jr, Malcolm X, Rosa Parks and others, helped afford African Americans liberties and freedoms we see today. Doing much of their work in the southern states, there was one “freedom fighter” right here in Wisconsin during that time period that made her own mark in the history books.
Born Velvalea Hortense Rodgers, Vel achieved feats that would be challenging during today’s time, let a lone a time where voting was allowed for people of color. In 1948, Phillips was a law student at the University Of Wisconsin Madison Law School. A graduate of Howard University in 1946, she experienced racial tension while on campus, enduring until 1951 when she graduated. She became the first African American to graduate from program, along with her husband Dale Phillips. Fueled by the racial inequality of the times, she went on to become a “woman of first” throughout her stellar career. Phillips was the first black woman of the Milwaukee Common Council in 1956, the first woman or black to sit as judge in 1971, and first to sit as Secretary of State in 1978 as both African American, and woman.
On April of 2018 Vel passed away, but on September 25thher legacy continued to grow. Common Council President Ashanti Hamilton, Mayor Barrett along with law makers across the state, gathered at city hall to name 3rdfloor of the ante chamber room after the incomparable Mrs. Phillips.
“As a council we are deeply honored to dedicate this space in her memory today to the people of the city of Milwaukee, and quite frankly the world,” words by Common Council resident Ashanti Hamilton.
Hamilton then goes on to say, “I had the pleasure of knowing Mrs. Phillips, and being inspired by her zeal, wit and courage”
“It is fitting that just feet away from where she sat battling housing rights for Milwaukeeans year after year, and a number of other issues.”
Mayor Barrett spoke to significance of the room saying,
“It is a beautiful formal room, but at the same time it’s a warm inviting room that allows for real discussion.” Barrett went on to say, “it embodies everything that Vel Phillips was, a warm person, but very serious person at the same time who took her role very seriously.”
Council also moved to renamed part of 4thstreet in her honor in August as well, and in the words of Mayor Barrett on the smartest moves ever. Madam Alderwoman, Judge, Secretary of State, your legacy will forever live on.
Over the next couple months, motorists across Wisconsin will need to be especially alert for the potential of deer darting across roadways. Traffic safety officials with the Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT) note that deer/vehicle crashes typically peak during October and November as bucks pursue potential mates.
Last year, Wisconsin law enforcement agencies reported 20,521 crashes between deer and motor vehicles resulting in 641 injuries and nine fatalities (six of the fatalities were motorcyclists). Dane County had the most crashes with 962, followed by Waukesha County with 872 and Manitowoc County with 798. In Kewaunee, Oconto, and Shawano counties, more than half of all reported crashes in 2017 involved deer. A county-by-county breakdown of deer/vehicle crashes in Wisconsin last year is available on the WisDOT website.
The one exception to the “don’t swerve” recommendation applies to motorcyclists. Motorcycle drivers should slow down, brake firmly and swerve if necessary to avoid hitting the deer. Motorcyclists should still try to stay within their driving lane to avoid hitting other vehicles or objects.
WisDOT offers the following safety tips:
Impact Benefits City, Businesses and Citizens
Milwaukee, Wisc. October 1, 2018 — NEWaukee is proud to present the economic impact of the 2018 NEWaukee Night Market to the City of Milwaukee, its businesses and citizens. Held monthly during the summer, the NEWaukee Night Market is a free, outdoor event showcasing a variety of local Milwaukee vendors, performers and artists. The event transforms the heart of downtown into an exciting fusion of all the city has to offer. In 2018, the NEWaukee Night Market generated an economic impact of $8.6 million on the local Milwaukee economy.
“The fifth season of the Night Market was the biggest and best yet,” said Angela Damiani, CEO and co-founder of NEWaukee. “The Night Market has grown to become a fixture of the Milwaukee summer festival lineup, and we feel really grateful to be able to showcase what makes this city so special.”
The economic impact of the 2018 NEWaukee Night Market accounts for approximately 60,000 attendees throughout the summer, bar sales, vendor revenue, event production costs, and staff time. In addition, the 2018 NEWaukee Night Market featured 170 unique vendors, 29 sponsors, and 16 performances from local art organizations.
“NEWaukee’s growing success with the Night Market stretches beyond the millions of dollars it generates for local business and entrepreneurs, which in itself is so significant,” said Matt Dorner, Economic Development Director for Milwaukee Downtown. “The cross section of different people from all across the city and region that collect for the event proves that Wisconsin Avenue is truly re-emerging as Milwaukee’s main street.”
NEWaukee founded the Night Market in the summer of 2014 with the goal of creating a safe and interactive place in downtown Milwaukee for people to experience culture at night. After five seasons, the NEWaukee Night Market remains a vibrant event with experiences for people of all backgrounds and ages. The 2018 NEWaukee Night Market took place on West Wisconsin Avenue from 5 to 10 p.m. on June 13th, July 11th, August 15th, and September 12th.
NEWaukee is a social architecture firm that specializes in community-based signature experiences centered on high-profile issues of importance for the city of Milwaukee. NEWaukee also provides consumer, employer brand and talent engagement services to employers looking to attract and retain talent necessary to grow their businesses. Visit www.newaukee.com to learn more.