Exhibition & Events

Exhibition: April 03—May 25, 2024
Milwaukee County Historical Society
Monday, Wednesday through Saturday* – 9:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. *May-December we often close at 2pm for private events on Saturdays. Please call ahead to confirm closing time.
910 N Doctor M.L.K. Jr Dr Milwaukee, WI 53203

Upcoming Events

04.26
Climates of Inequality at the Milwaukee County Historical Society
Milwaukee County Historical Society
910 N Doctor M.L.K. Jr Dr Milwaukee, WI 53203
April 26—April 26, 2024
1:00 pm—3:00 pm

Climates of Inequality is a project of the Humanities Action Lab (HAL), a coalition of universities, issue-based organizations, and public spaces led by Rutgers University-Newark that collaborate to produce community-curated public humanities projects on urgent social issues.

The HAL-created exhibit will be supplemented by an exhibit created by UW-Milwaukee students under the leadership of Public History Professor, Arijit Sen that will examine food and housing justice in Milwaukee. The exhibitions, located on the second floor mezzanine, will be open from April 3, 2024-May 25, 2024.

Transportation from UWM is available, we will be offering a limited shuttle service for this day.

Past Events

08.08
Taking Back Our Worlds: A Webinar Series on Housing and Food Justice - Week 1
August 08, 2020
12:00 pm

Week 1: Taking back our world.
Introduction to a city, its history, and what environmental injustice means for citizens
Saturday August 8, 2020, 11 AM CDT/ Noon EST

Moderator:
Adam Carr (Milwaukee Neighborhood News Service)

Local experts:
Reggie Jackson (Nurturing Diversity Partners, America’s Black Holocaust Museum)
Camille Mays (Peace Garden Project MKE)
Anthony Diaz (Newark Water Coalition)
Neil Maher (Federated History Department, New Jersey Institute of Technology and Rutgers University-Newark)
Christian Rodriguez (Ironbound Community Corporation)

Click here to view video highlights from Week 1.

08.15
Taking Back Our Worlds: A Webinar Series on Housing and Food Justice - Week 2
August 15, 2020
12:00 pm

Week 2: Taking back our homes.
What do we mean when we say housing justice in our city?
Saturday August 15, 2020, 11 AM CDT/ Noon EST

Moderator:
Adam Carr (Milwaukee Neighborhood News Service)

Local experts:
Robert Smith (Center for Urban Research, Teaching, and Outreach, Marquette University)
Lamont Davis (Washington Park Neighborhood Housing Committee Chair)
Elizabeth Pierson (Legal Action of Wisconsin, Inc.)
Christian Rodriguez (Ironbound Community Corporation)
Daniel Wiley (Ironbound Community Corporation)

08.22
Taking Back Our Worlds: A Webinar Series on Housing and Food Justice - Week 3
August 22, 2020
12:00 pm

Week 3: Taking back our bodies.
How is food production, distribution, and consumption a contested process in each city?
Saturday August 22, 2020, 11 AM CDT/ Noon EST

Moderator:
Adam Carr (Milwaukee Neighborhood News Service)

Local experts:
Michael Carriere (Milwaukee School of Engineering, Milwaukee, WI)
Carena Miles (Ironbound Community Corporation, Newark, NJ)
Tobias Fox (Newark Science and Sustainability, Newark, NJ)
Caroline Carter (Caroline’s Raw Creations, Milwaukee, WI)
Fidel Verdin (True Skool, Milwaukee, WI)

08.29
Taking Back Our Worlds: A Webinar Series on Housing and Food Justice - Week 4
August 29, 2020
12:00 pm

Week 4: Action!: Taking back our world.
What is Action? How can we act?
Saturday August 29, 2020, 11 AM CDT/ Noon EST

Moderator:
Adam Carr

Local experts:
Muneer Bahauddeen (Community Artist, Milwaukee, WI)
Nyheim Carter (Ironbound Community Corporation, Newark, NJ)
Tremerell Robinson (Center Street Bid 39, Milwaukee, WI)
Cheri Fuqua (The Middle Ground MKE, Milwaukee, WI)
Anthony Diaz (Newark Water Coalition, Newark, NJ)
Gregory Powell (Peace Garden Project MKE, Milwaukee, WI)