5 things to know and do this week in Milwaukee: Nov. 22 to 26

Janan Najeeb (second from right) speaks this week about the current situation of women in Afghanistan and how Milwaukee can help evacuees. Here she sits on a 2018 panel at UW-Milwaukee on immigration in the Trump era. (NNS file photo by Analise Pruni)

It’s Monday in Milwaukee, and here are some things we think you should know. If you would like your event to be included in this section, please send an email to [email protected] and put “5 things” in the subject line by Thursday noon.

1. Hope on the move! Autumn hiking club: Monday, November 22nd

Hosted by Sixteenth Street Community Health Centers’Healthy choices“Program, this Free Walking Club explores the fall colors around the Mitchell Park Domes every Monday. Children and dogs are welcome. The hike begins Monday, November 22nd at 10 a.m. from Mitchell Park Domes, 524 S. Layton Blvd.

2. Afghanistan: what have we achieved?: Tuesday, November 23rd

Janan Najeeb, founding member and president of the Milwaukee Muslim Women’s Coalition, talks about what has been achieved in the nearly 20-year war in Afghanistan, what the current status of women in Afghanistan is, and what can be done to help refugees moving to Milwaukee come. Sponsored by the Wisconsin Council of Churches and the Interfaith Conference of Greater Milwaukee, this hour-long webinar begins on Tuesday, November 23rd at 2:00 p.m. CET here.

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3. “Comedy75” Thanksgiving reunion: Thursday November 25th and Friday November 26th

Laugh off your Thanksgiving calories with Comedy75, a two-day comedy film. A full list of comedians for both nights and tickets are available here. Doors open at 6:00 p.m. and the show starts at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, November 25th and Friday, November 26th, shows at 3020 W. Vliet St.

4th Eating for families Virtual food drive: runs until Thursday, November 25th

Organized by New farm businesses and the Hunger Task Force, This virtual food drive allows you to select food items to buy for donation. The campaign lasts until Thursday, November 25th, 10 a.m. and items can be purchased for a donation here.

5. Women of Steel diaper drive: runs until November 30th

The Women of Steel Diaper Drive, organized by the Milwaukee Area Labor Council, collects diapers in November. To donate, hand in new and unopened diapers at 633 S. Hawley Rd., Suite 110, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. or by email [email protected] to coordinate a pick-up. Sizes 1-6 and baby wipes are required.

BONUS: Find free Thanksgiving meals and how you can help your neighbors here

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