Martin Luther King Jr. Day


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Memorial days, like the Holocaust Remembrance Day and Martin Luther King Jr. Day, help us remember the horrors of the past so we don’t relive them. Read more



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Observed on the third Monday of each January, MLK Day is labeled “a day on” rather than a day off to encourage everyone to participate in their communities. Milwaukee has many such activities to celebrate and commemorate his legacy. Read more

Happening Now


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With two weekends bookending Milwaukee Museum Week 2020, there’s even more time to see more museums—and thereby to learn more about Milwaukee’s past, present and future. Read more

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Get personally involved in local politics and social justice causes; find out how by reading Saving Our Democracy. Read more

Saving Our Democracy

As the organization nears 160 years old, Milwaukee YMCA President Carrie Wall discusses the Y’s path forward. Read more

Off the Cuff

January will be a busy month. Martin Luther King Jr. Day was on the 16th, Holocaust Remembrance Day is on the19th, and Donald Trump becomes the 45th U.S. president on the 21st. The coincidental confluence of those dates is cause for some re... Read more


A federally-recognized Martin Luther King Jr. Day was opposed by a couple of North Carolina Republicans who accused the late civil rights leader of espousing "action-oriented Marxism” in his opposition to the Vietnam War. Within a year of.. Read more


Mark Zuckerberg is shown to be a jerk in the opening scene of The Social Network. When the film ends, after covering the years when Zuckerberg’s Facebook went from the germ of an idea to a pandemic, he remains a jerk—albeit with pathos. The... Read more

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