Mayor Barrett Kicks Off Ceasefire Week
The focus of this week is to spread a message of non-violence through various programs and activities in the community. Ceasefire Week is an expansion of Mayor Barrett’s annual Ceasefire Sabbath, in which he calls upon Milwaukee’s clergy and faith-based leaders to promote a common message of peace and non-violence during their weekend services.
The schedule of events for the week is as follows:
Monday, May 12th: Ceasefire Week kick-off press conference, 11:30 a.m. at Tabernacle Community Baptist Church, 2500 W. Medford Ave.
Tuesday, May 13th: Community Forum on Gun Violence, 6 p.m. in the City Hall rotunda, hosted by State Representative Mandela Barnes.
Wednesday, May 14th: Milwaukee Police Department Spring Merit Awards. 6 p.m. at Safety Academy, 6680 N. Teutonia Ave. Those who have gone above and beyond the call of duty will be recognized for their efforts.
Saturday, May 17th: Ceasefire Community Walk. Please join Mayor Tom Barrett, the Milwaukee Clergy Coalition and community stakeholders as they participate in a community-wide walk that will bring attention to non-violence and safety for all of Milwaukee's neighborhoods.
9 a.m. from Tabernacle Community Baptist Church, 2500 W. Medford Ave. Walk will conclude at Northside YMCA located at 1350 W. North Ave. Pre walk warm up exercise in church gymnasium at 8:45 a.m. provided by Northside YMCA.
Saturday, May 17th: Gun Buy Back, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Tabernacle Community Baptist Church, 2500 W. Medford Ave. Sponsored by National Salvage, Miller Compressing, United Milwaukee Scrap, Midwest Forman Recycling, Master Lock and the Milwaukee Clergy Coalition.
Sunday, May 18th: 10th annual Ceasefire Sabbath, in which Milwaukee's clergy and faith-based leaders are called upon to promote a common message of non-violence during their weekend services.