Contact: Joette Richards

Last August, two days of conflict in Milwaukee’s Sherman Park neighborhood captured the attention of the country. Violence erupted after a young black man was shot and killed by a young black police officer. Police in riot gear faced off against protestors who threw rocks, bottles and bricks, fired shots and set businesses on fire. While the fatal shooting was the breaking point, Sherman Park residents say anger and discontent had been building for years in a neighborhood marked by high unemployment and related problems. One year later, what has changed?

What:  The Milwaukee Press Club is bringing together experts to explore the inside story on what’s happening now in the Sherman Park neighborhood.

When:  Wednesday, August 16, 2017, from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Where:  The Wisconsin Black Historical Society, 2620 W Center St. Milwaukee, 53206

Panel of experts: (listed alphabetically):

  • Vaun Mayes, Community Activist/Founder of We All We Got
  • Alderman Khalif Rainey, 7th District, City of Milwaukee
  • Laura Richard, Sherman Park Resident and blogger
  • JoAnne Sabir, half of the team behind the Sherman Phoenix, an entrepreneurial hub being developed in Sherman Park

Guest experts will respond to questions from a media panel, followed by audience participation.

Supporting Sponsor: 
Transportation Development Association

Cost and Registration: 
The cost to attend is $20 for MPC members, $25 for non-members.  Lunch is included. Seating will be limited.  Advanced registration and payment are required and may be done online at  Checks may be mailed to the MPC at PO Box 176, North Prairie, WI  53153-0176.

Cancellations will be accepted up to 48 hours in advance for a full refund. Please contact Joette Richards at the Milwaukee Press Club with any questions at or call 262-894-2224.

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