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AMKE: The List 10-14-11

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1. AMKE News Rundown

The federal government will require that the city of Milwaukee provide ballots and other voting info in Spanish for future elections. This is the first time Wisconsin has been ordered the requirement, but it’s mainly because of the growth in Spanish-speaking residents throughout the city. Several other cities and counties across the states are required to as well.

Tomorrow is “International Day of Action” and it’s where you can find the Occupy Milwaukee rally downtown at the Zeidler Park at 11 a.m. After the rally protestors will then march to JP Morgan Chase Bank. Protestors across the states are gathering together in non-violent action to resist the Wall Street funded attack on students, workers, the unemployed, and others.

Tonight Marquette University will be hosting an event that features national leaders in the hip-hop field. But it’s also a chance for the public to see several Milwaukee youth programs such as Figureheads, Running Rebels, True Skool, and Urban Underground. All of these programs take hip-hop and introduce it through art education and creativity, hoping students take charge in their lives and in the community.

The dedication of the Martin Luther King Jr. National Memorial is this Sunday. The dedication was postponed back in August because of Hurricane Irene. Thousands of people are expected to gather around the 30-foot sculpture. The King Memorial has been 26 years in the making, and needless to say, memorial officials are looking forward to Sunday.

UWM is wrapping up it’s “Lovell Palooza” week in honor of their new Chancellor, Michael Lovell. Lovell is UWM’s eighth chancellor and today is the official inauguration. Lovell holds three academic degrees in mechanical engineering, including a PhD from the university of Pittsburgh. The event kicks off at 3 today at UWM’s Helen Bader Concert Hall.

MUGS…better known as Milwaukee Urban Gardens is celebrating 10 years of urban gardening with a gala tomorrow at Sweet Water Organics.  MUGS is a part of the “good food revolution”. It works to preserve land and partners with neighborhood residents to maintain community gardens. You can find some of these garden spots in Riverwest, Bay View and on the Northwest side of Milwaukee.