On October 28 at 4pm, we will be virtually joined by Adam Carr, Deputy Editor for Community Engagement of Milwaukee Neighborhood News Service and Dr. Robert S Smith, History Professor at Marquette University for a critical Milwaukee history lesson and discussion. Dr. Robert Smith and Adam Carr came together as part of the 50th anniversary of the open housing marches in 2016.
Milwaukee's NAACP Youth Council marched for 200 consecutive nights for an open housing law that was passed in 1968. This engaging discussion will cover the inequities and discrimination that lead to these Marches and the impact of that law and the inequities that still exist today. Attendees will be able to ask questions and will be given tools and resources on how they can too be advocates and changes agents.