Dr. Berwick will join us virtually from Boston. This program will be broadcast on Zoom and streamed on YouTube here. Contact Michelle in the Rotary Office if you would like the link to the Zoom broadcast.
Click here to RSVP to attend the program in person in Memorial Hall. The Zoom Broadcast will be displayed live on the screens in the hall. RSVPs must be received by Friday, September 18th at 8:00am.
Dr. Don Berwick, President Emeritus for the Institute for Healthcare Improvements. A leading authority on health care quality and improvement and a Professor at Harvard Medical School, Dr. Berwick will discuss the Moral Determinants of Health. Here is a link to his recent article in JAMA (Journal of the American Medical Association).
This program will be streamed on YouTube here from Memorial Hall.
Click here to RSVP to attend in person. RSVPs must be received by Friday, September 11th at 8:00am.
County Executive David Crowley will talk about the vision to achieve racial equity in Milwaukee County – specifically why this racial equity framework is so crucial to improving outcomes for county residents, but also what steps are being taken to achieve the stated goals of the vision. County Executive Crowley will also discuss the budget and what steps are being taken to adjust resources.
This program will be livestreamed on YouTube from Memorial Hall.
To learn more and to RSVP to attend in person click here. RSVPs for the in person event are required and must be submitted by Friday, September 4th at 8:00am.
Patricia Hoben, President and CEO, City Forward Collective, will talk about the challenges of re-opening schools in Milwaukee across our public, charter and Choice school systems.
This event will be livestreamed on YouTube here from Memorial Hall.
To learn more about our in-person meeting click here. Rotarians interested in attending in person must RSVP at the link above by Friday, August 28th at 8:00am.
Damian Buchman grew up across Waukesha & Milwaukee County. A graduate of Brookfield East High School, Damian is an unlikely survivor of a rare childhood cancer. He is the founder of The Ability Center, Wisconsin Adaptive Sports Association and the RampUp movement. Damian is a recognized champion for Ability as: a 2019 Donald Driver Driven to Achieve Award recipient, a 2017 Milwaukee Business Journal 40 under 40, and a featured 2015 TedXUWMilwaukee presenter.
A pioneer in the adaptive recreation industry, Damian has delivered a vision for the future, transformed a community’s recreation, and has a passion for helping people realize their best self delivering his message of hope through the power of: positivity, possibility, passion and perseverance.
Dale Bormann Jr., President of the Milwaukee Police Association will have a conversation with Rotarian Kent Lovern, Chief Deputy District Attorney for Milwaukee County.
Reggie Jackson, Co-Founder of Nurturing Diversity Partners, award winning journalist and Head Griot of America’s Black Holocaust Museum, and Rotarian Dr. Eve Hall will discuss the causes of the current racial unrest.
This program will be broadcast on Zoom and streamed live on YouTube here.
What was intended to be a bridge that slashed infant mortality rates and made potable water more accessible also resulted in this Guatemalan community’s resiliency to COVID-19.
Please join Mike Paddock as he shares the stories of the Marquette University EWB-USA Team during his virtual author visit of Bridging Barriers. This program consisted of working with the community to build a water project and construct a bridge over a river nicknamed “The Assassin.”
We will share the YouTube link to members of the public who register here.
As we approach the anniversaries of the bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, former Defense Secretary William Perry and Tom Collina, Policy Director of the Ploughshares Fund will discuss their new book: “The Button: The New Nuclear Arms Race and Presidential Power from Truman to Trump.” Secretary Perry served as the U.S. Undersecretary of Defense for Research and Engineering in the Carter administration and then as Secretary of Defense in the Clinton administration. He is an Emeritus Professor at Stanford University. Tom Collina has thirty years of Washington, DC, experience in nuclear weapons, missile defense, and nonproliferation issues, and has held senior positions at the Arms Control Association, the Institute for Science and International Security, and the Union of Concerned Scientists.
This program will be broadcast on Zoom and livestreamed on YouTube here.
Rotarian and Wisconsin Policy Forum President Rob Henken will discuss his organization’s recent reports on how the COVID-19 pandemic is impacting the budgets of Wisconsin’s local governments and school districts, both in terms of hits to vital revenue streams and added expenditure pressures. The presentation also will hone in on the pandemic’s effects on the longstanding fierce financial challenges facing the city of Milwaukee, Milwaukee County, and the Milwaukee Public Schools.
This program will be broadcast on Zoom and streamed on YouTube here.
Noah Williams, a Professor of Economics at UW Madison, will discuss the impact of COVID-19 on the Wisconsin economy. The COVID-19 pandemic is leading to unprecedented disruptions around the globe. This talk will discuss the impact on the Wisconsin economy from onset of the pandemic, through the statewide Safer at Home Order, and during reopening. In work at the Center for Research on the Wisconsin Economy, we have been tracking the economic impact using new high frequency data on unemployment claims, consumer foot traffic, small business employment, and consumer spending. There was a rapid decline in activity from mid-March through mid-April, with varying impact across industries and locations. The economy has recovered substantially over the past several weeks, but many measures still remain depressed.