With nearly 600 deaths in Milwaukee County in the past 7 months alone, the pandemic has taken a devastating toll on our community. Milwaukeeans have spent eight months through hardships. It didn’t have to be this way.
To make matters worse, there’s been no opportunity to mourn the lives lost and the toll it has taken on our families. This is why we are coming together to help create a public space to honor the lives we have lost and help the community heal from this tragedy.
Milwaukee Area Service & Hospitality Workers OrganizationCitizen Action of WisconsinBlack Leaders Organizing for Communities and Souls to the Polls Milwaukee announced an outdoor Memorial dedicated to the nearly 600 lives lost in Milwaukee County to covid-19. This Memorial will be dedicated to the family members friends neighbors and colleagues we have lost this tribute consists of nearly 600 empty chairs to represent each life taken from our community.