MPS observes Black Lives Matter National Week of Action
Daily events planned February 4-8, 2019
MILWAUKEE (February 4, 2019) – Leading off Black History Month, the National Black Lives Matter Week of Action, February 4–8, 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 partners United Way of Greater Milwaukee & Waukesha County, MICAH, Milwaukee Metropolitan Alliance of Black School Educators, MPS Department of Black & Latino Male Achievement, MTEA Black Caucus, and Showing Up for Racial Justice (SURJ) will host daily public events focused on the four 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 4, 2019 • 6:00–7:30 p.m.
Examining the Black Lives Matter at School National Demands – Panel Discussion
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. School – 3275 N. 3rd St., Milwaukee, WI 53212
Tuesday, February 5, 2019 • 6:00–8:30 p.m.
Talking Black in America – Movie Screening and Talk-back
Wisconsin Black Historical Society & Museum – 2620 W. Center St., Milwaukee, WI 53206
Wednesday, February 6, 2019 • 6:00–7:30 p.m.
Black Lives Matter Poetry Open Mic Night
Rufus King International Middle School – 121 E. Hadley St., Milwaukee, WI 53212
Thursday, February 7, 2019 • 6:00–7:30 p.m.
MTEA Black Caucus Awards Night and Soup Dinner
United Way of Greater Milwaukee & Waukesha County – 225 W. Vine St., Milwaukee, WI 53212
Friday, February 8, 2019 • 6:00–7:30 p.m.
MTEA Black Caucus Black Lives Matter Social
Skybox Sports – 2213 N. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Drive, Milwaukee, WI 53212
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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