The King Holiday is more important than we could ever imagine for several reasons. Martin Luther King Day reminds us to appreciate that we are one nation of diverse people with unique cultural gifts and talents. It also reminds us that we can heal…and errors of the past can be corrected both in our government and our individual beliefs and values. King Day also directs our attention toward the possibility of a brighter future shaped and shared by all.
Walnut Way’s Blue Skies Landscaping program has been chosen as a finalist for The MANDI Awards. The MANDIs are Milwaukee Awards for Neighborhood Development Innovation which celebrate improvements in Milwaukee communities. Walnut Way’s Blue Skies Program was chosen as a finalist in the Chase Economic Development Category. Read more about it in the article below..
Milwaukee native, Basia Spencer, has been designing, creating, and selling her stylish dresses since 2015 and is moving into her first brick and mortar store at The Innovations and Wellness Commons, Walnut Way’s development project. Join in celebration at Basia Rose Designs Boutique, Saturday, December 8th, at its Grand Opening Trunk Show from 2:00 p.m to 6:00 p.m. at 1617 W. North Avenue (formerly The Outpost Natural Foods Learning and Event Center Space).
As part of Walnut Way’s Lead From Where You Live Initiative, we are joining forces with Lindsay Heights organization Running Rebels to facilitate space for community building in order to strengthen efforts across the neighborhood. Sponsored in part from LISC’s Advancing Equitable Development in Milwaukee, a Community Capacity Building Grant, Walnut Way and Running Rebels will host a three day Community Building Workshop: From Chaos To Community, Healing The Wounds That Divide.
As we work to sustain transformation in Lindsay Heights Neighborhoods through the areas of wellness, work, and wealth, we are constantly striving to make improvements. Can I call on you to take a brief moment to share your feedback with us? Help us know more about you and how we are doing by completing the Community Connections Survey. Your feedback is important to us.
Walnut Way is partnering with Jay Dean, Founder of Afrowellness, to bring an all new healing circle space for Millenial women of color. The new program is called, The HealSpace, and is a safe community that focuses on the overall well-being of millennial women of color through mindfulness and connection. The idea was birthed by the need to offer quality wellness resources to women of color within the Milwaukee and surrounding area.
The peer led Healing Circle has gathered to plan their fall workshops in self-care for women of color. Women of color are invited to join the Healing Circle of select dates this season! Lindsay Heights residents are encouraged to join the circle.
Harvest Day has wrapped up but we’re still in celebration because the Caring Neighbors Make Good Communities mural is fully restored and lighting up the alleyway next to Walnut Way. The mural gained a lot of attention at Harvest Day and youth, artists, and ArtWorks Executive Director, Terry Murphy, were present to unveil the hard work they did to restore the mural this summer. Read all about it in the latest article by Milwaukee Neighborhood News Service, Grace Connaster. Click here to read the article.
We are looking for a handful of heroes to help in the gardens. Join us on Saturdays from 7am-12pm at the Walnut Way Center to support urban agriculture activities. Activities will mostly focus on supporting gardening, harvesting and produce handling including washing, weighing, weeding, watering, and digging! Some knife handling and cutting produce may be involved.
Show off your community pride with a Lindsay Heights T-shirt custom made by Milwaukee based artist, Ivan Merlin. T-shirts are available for $20 each in both women’s and unisex sizes. Shop the store to see what’s available. T-shirts are available for pick up at Harvest Day on Saturday, September 8th from 12pm – 5pm.