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Written by Lena Taylor, State Senator, 4th District   
Saturday, 16 February 2019 11:57

milw_river_viewThings to do in honor of Black History Month and other news from Sen. Lena Taylor (D-Milwaukee).


MILWAUKEE - In honor of Black History Month, there are a couple of opportunities to view the Netflix documentary covering the history of black colleges and universities called  Tell Them We Are Rising. The film has been nominated for multiple awards and was presented at the Sundance Film Festival in 2017. Some options for times to view the movie will be on Monday, February 18 from 6:00 - 8:00 PM in the African American Women's Center in Milwaukee. The second time is on Tuesday, February 19 from noon - 2:00 PM. This second viewing is being offered in the State Capitol Room 412 E.

lena-taylorThere will be also be a Town Hall Meeting with Representative Lakeshia Myers on Friday, February 22 at 6:00 PM. We will be discussing community issues including the governor's budget, legislative priorities, and other issues affecting the district. It will take place at West Granville Presbyterian Church. For more information, call 608-266-5813.

In other news,

  • Plant lovers can complete training for Wisconsin’s Rare Plant Monitoring Program and assist in the state’s efforts to collect information on some of Wisconsin’s most rare and beautiful native plants this coming spring and summer.  Training sessions are set to begin in March.
  • Wisconsin residents with interest in protecting Wisconsin’s endangered species can donate to the Endangered Resources Fund using their Wisconsin income tax form.  Contributions received from tax filers provide approximately 25 percent of the funding for work done by DNR Natural Heritage Conservation staff, partners and volunteers to protect and restore Wisconsin's rare wildlife, plants and State Natural Areas.

Juvenile Justice Update

As part of Act 185, the closing of Lincoln Hill Juvenile Correctional facility was mandated by the State. This is an opportunity for interested stakeholders to learn more about the proposed plans. The meeting will be held on Wednesday, February 27th, location TBD, regarding the closing of the facility, this is an opportunity to learn more about Milwaukee County’s plans for a new secure care center for youth with less-severe offences.  The Milwaukee County is working towards creating a safer and better community for the youth in the area.

Last Updated on Saturday, 16 February 2019 12:09
 
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