Several of our older kids visited the offices of Safe and Sound, Inc. to have a conversation about race, racism, and Milwaukee. The tone, set by Youth Organizers Daniela and Damien, was welcoming and judgement-free. We are so grateful to them for allowing us to have this opportunity.
The kids learned about Chapter 220 in Milwaukee and listened to Damien speak on his personal experiences with it. The kids defined the terms race, racism, discriminate, and stereotype. Specifically to Milwaukee, Vel Phillips, Father Groppi, and the 16th St. Viaduct were mentioned.
At the end, we were given a list of places to visit/volunteer at as an action item. In case you are interested too, they are listed below:
El Centro Hispano, Journey House, Christ St. Peter Lutheran Church/School, United Migrant Opportunity Services, Urban Ecology Center, Walker's Point Youth Shelter, Artists Working in Education, City on a Hill, Express Yourself Milwaukee, Walnut Way, Northside YMCA, New-Life Resource Center, Running Rebels Community Org., COA, Dominican Center, Hepatha Lutheran Church, Wisconsin Community Services, Boys and Girls Clubs- Mary Ryan, Parklawn YMCA.