Although the Brown County Central Library closed its doors in March 2020 due to COVID-19, librarian Mary Jane Herber has continued to provide information and resources to community members during the pandemic.
A number of different groups across Wisconsin are organizing Black Lives Matter protests, and each have their own perspective about needs in their communities. Still, there are common themes to their requests.
Beverly Blietz said the adjustment to widowhood was hard, but because she could still drive and was mostly independent, she still felt like she had her freedom. When the COVID-19 pandemic arrived, that all changed.
Protests are again springing up in Milwaukee and Madison, marking an 11th straight day of demonstrations decrying racism and police violence after George Floyd was killed in the custody of Minneapolis police.
Wisconsin has seen dozens of protests against police brutality and racial injustice across the state. Many policymakers are looking for ways to respond to the issues raised by protesters in the wake of the killing of George Floyd by Minneapolis police.