Wandani. The word doesn’t seem to belong in inner city Milwaukee. It means “companions” in Swahili, say the organizers of Wandani Youth Outreach, a program sponsored by St. Marcus Lutheran church and school located at the corner of Palmer Street and North Avenue.
Someone I once told this to was horrified. If the same applies to you, I invite you to consult an encyclopedia for further knowledge about Passover. If, like my family, you laughed, read on.
Recently I heard this revision of the popular “Diversity is Our Strength” slogan that is featured on yard signs all over Riverwest: “Diversity is Our Alibi.” I assume the intended point is that there’s a lot of white liberal backslapping about living in an area with an unusually high level of non-white minorities. On the […]
Tanya Cromartie-Twaddle and Suzanne Zipperer, both regular contributors to Riverwest Currents, discussed the nature of ethnic relations in Riverwest. The views expressed here are their own. They are not representing their ethnic heritage communities.
The UWM Peck School of the Arts Department of Visual Art will host two
MA/MFA Thesis Exhibitions this spring. The first exhibition, featuring
work by John Ty Bender, Michael Julian, Dusanka Komnenic and Blyth Meier
opens on Friday, April 2 and runs through April 17, 2004…