For someone who didn't set out on a career in food, Pati Jinich has certainly gone places. Jinich grew up in Mexico in a Jewish-Mexican home, and after moving to the United States with her husband, she initially pursued a career in international relations.
As our city continues to sift through the rubble and tries to address the issues that caused the unrest in Sherman Park, Ex Fabula shares stories from people who have taken action.
Blanche Brown tells the first story. She left her corporate career and became certified as an art therapist who specialized in working with children with autism. The work came naturally to her and she found herself connecting with the children and receiving high praise from her supervisors. What could possibly go wrong?
The governor promised $4.5 million he says will help pay for a variety of job training programs, mobile job centers in neighborhoods with high unemployment rates and to rehab or raze abandoned homes and businesses in economically distressed neighborhoods.
The United States Department of Veteran’s Affairs provides government-run benefits for veterans and their families.
While the VA in its current form has only been around since 1930, the country’s history of providing for disabled veterans goes back to before the U.S. was even a country.
In 1636, the European settlers in the Massachusetts Bay Colony were at war with the Pequot tribe. The colony passed a law then that stated it would support any disabled soldiers from that war. And we have provided for our veterans in some form ever since.
Stone Creek Coffee has been brewing coffee in Milwaukee since 1993, but it wasn’t until 2012 that the Stone Creek Kitchen was born.
You can find the Stone Creek kitchen on the second floor of their factory cafe on 5th Street in downtown Milwaukee. This building also houses their roasting facility and corporate offices – making it the heart of their operations.
As Kris McCoy sets up at the Saturday Mineral Point Market in Water Tower Park, she is surrounded by her artfully arranged wooden creations – a large buffet, numerous candle holders, decorative ladders, to name a few.
Mineral Point is home.
McCoy and her husband have lived here 23 years and raised their four children here.
Actress Jenny Wanasek has been working in Milwaukee theaters for many years. She trained at UWM during the days of the professional acting program, and has graced the stages of most of the professional theaters in town. Wanasek has played roles that run the gamut from Emily Dickinson in The Belle of Amherst to Aunt Sponge in James and the Giant Peach.
Friday in Milwaukee, family and friends of Sylville Smith will lay him to rest. He’s the 23-year-old African American a police officer shot and killed on August 13 near the Sherman Park neighborhood.
In the hours following, anger reached a fever pitch as protestors set businesses on fire and attacked police. The city bolstered its force and imposed a 10 P.M. curfew for teens, and since things seem to have simmered.
But it might not last long if conditions don’t improve for struggling residents, according Jay Holmes and Camille Mays.