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Milwaukee turns out for national Black Lives Matter Week of Action 2023

Black Lives Matter Week of Action 2023The Milwaukee community turned out for a series of lively and informative events during the national Black Lives Matter Week of Action, Feb. 6–10, 2023. Milwaukee Public Schools and partners hosted five evening events to allow attendees to listen, learn, and add their voices to the Black Lives Matter (BLM) narrative in order to bring about positive change.

MPS Black Lives Matter Week of Action activities focused on conversations and learning opportunities to improve the school experience for students of color. The Week of Action activities were centered on Black Lives Matter at School guiding principles as well as the MPS Black Lives Matter theme and mission.

A recap of events follows. Thank you to our partners for your work in providing meaningful engagement, and thank you to our attendees for contributing to the narrative!

Monday, February 6, Green Tree Preparatory Academy hosted “The Power of the Black Story” by Dr. Teaira McMurtry.

Tuesday, February 7, Gee’s Clippers hosted “Real Men Talkback: Barbershop Style.”

Wednesday, February 8, America's Black Holocaust Museum hosted Celebrating Black Families: BLM Family Night.

Thursday, February 9, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. School hosted Collective Value Activity Night.

Friday, February 10, Milwaukee High School of the Arts hosted a Kuumba Student Showcase.


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