MPS observes Black Lives Matter National Week of Action
Daily events planned February 3-7, 2020
MILWAUKEE (February 3, 2020) – Leading off Black History Month, the National Black Lives Matter Week of Action, February 3–7, is designed to engage the public with attention to four national demands and foster discussions and solutions to current issues.
Watch a video invite from MPS here.
The four national demands of the Week of Action are:
1. End zero tolerance
2. Increase Black History and ethnic studies courses
3. Hire more Black teachers
4. Fund counselors, not cops
Milwaukee Public Schools and its partners—United Way of Greater Milwaukee & Waukesha County, Leaders Igniting Transformation (LIT), Milwaukee Inner-City Congregations Allied for Hope (MICAH), Milwaukee Metropolitan Alliance of Black School Educators, Milwaukee Teachers Education Association, MTEA Black Educators Caucus, Showing up for Racial Justice (SURJ), and the MPS Department of Black & Latino Male Achievement—will host public events focused on the national demands and BLM principles.
Events are free and open to the public. The community can become involved, register for events, and learn more by visiting mpsmke.com/blm.
Black Lives Matter National Week of Action Events
Monday, February 3, 2020 • 5:30–7:30 p.m.
Students’ Education Amplified – Student-Led Discussion and Live Broadcast
North Division High School Cafeteria – 1101 W. Center St., Milwaukee, WI 53206
Tuesday, February 4, 2020 • 5:30–8:30 p.m.
Pushout: The Criminalization of Black Girls in School – Movie Screening and Talk-back
Wisconsin Black Historical Society & Museum – 2620 W. Center St., Milwaukee, WI 53206
Wednesday, February 5, 2020 • 5:30–7:30 p.m.
Black Lives Matter Poetry Open Mic Night
Rufus King International Middle School Malcolm X Auditorium – 121 E. Hadley St., Milwaukee, WI 53212
Thursday, February 6, 2020 • 5:30–7:30 p.m.
Ingergenerational Snack and Kick-Back Night – Games and Conversations
United Way of Greater Milwaukee & Waukesha County Volunteer Center – 225 W. Pleasant St., Milwaukee, WI 53212
Friday, February 7, 2020 • 5:30–8:00 p.m.
Black Lives Matter: A Storytelling Social and Awards Night
Walker’s Point Center for the Arts – 839 S. 5th St., Milwaukee, WI 53204
About Milwaukee Public Schools
Milwaukee Public Schools is committed to accelerating student achievement, building positive relationships between youth and adults and cultivating leadership at all levels. The district’s commitment to improvement continues to show results:
- More MPS students are taking college-level Advanced Placement and International Baccalaureate courses;
- The MPS Class of 2018 earned $86.2 million in scholarships; and
- MPS is home to seven of the state and nation’s top high schools according to U.S. News and World Report and the Washington Post.
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