Diversity! If there is one word that describes Riverwest, diversity would be it. All a person has to do is spend an observant afternoon in the neighborhood to notice the differences in musical tastes, speech, socio-economic background, race, religion, philosophies, etc. This diversity is what draws many, if not most, of our neighbors to live and stay here. A person is free to exist as the person they wish to be.
Activists or Heretics? Call to Action Conference for Progressive Catholics
by Adam J. Lovinus A thousand or so anti-war protesters assembled downtown outside the Midwest Express Center the Saturday evening before Election Tuesday, for what appeared to be an old-fashioned activist gettogether: Green Party candidates were out campaigning; there was jangly folk music playing; and freak-flags of all kinds were flying high as peace activist […]
For The Sake of Our Children
stories and photo by Charlesetta Thompson Malcolm Townsend, Tevin Byrd, Adonis Mitchell and Dell Luckett of J.O.Y. House. Anthony Drane, a young parent and educator is busy trying to make a difference in the lives of young people. Drane has begun a parents association on the north side of Milwaukee. It is his dream that […]
Larraine McNamara-McGraw: A Passion for Justice
by Michael Timm, photo by Kurt Johnson To Riverwest resident and civil rights lawyer Larraine McNamara- McGraw, a good community prosecutor is a cross between a priest and an undertaker: You dont want em if you dont need em, but you want to know you can trust them, she said. The physically slight but verbally […]
Latina Poets at Woodland Pattern: Juarez, Death and Fairy Tales
by Mary Vuk Two award-winning U.S. Latina poets, Valerie Martínez and Emmy Pérez, will read at Woodland Pattern, on Saturday, August 11 at 7 pm. Martínez was born and raised in Santa Fe, New Mexico, where she is associate professor of English and Creative Writing and director of Interdisciplinary Studies at the College of Santa […]
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