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March For Our Lives visiting Milwaukee today to address gun violence as part of youth voter 'artivism' series

Group has traveled country addressing gun violence through art and activism
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Posted at 12:38 PM, Oct 02, 2020
and last updated 2020-10-02 13:38:36-04

MILWAUKEE — The activism group March For Our Lives (MFOL) is visiting Milwaukee Friday as part of its "Our Power in the States" series.

The group has traveled the country to address the deadly impact of gun violence through art and activism, or better known as 'artivism' by MFOL. The event takes place from 4 to 6 p.m. tonight at 832 S. 5th Street in Milwaukee.

Milwaukee is the ninth and final stop of the series with each art installation viewed as an opportunity to engage young voters to turn out for this year's election. The art series attempts to raise awareness on topics like racial injustice, economic equality, healthcare and others.

The art created is unique to each location of the stop, with Milwaukee's installation featuring a wheat-pasted comic strip that chronicles the history of protests in the city.

Karly Scholz, Wisconsin state director for MFOL, said this particular piece of art in Milwaukee showcases the sacrifices made by others leading up to this point in time.

“As young activists, we have to acknowledge the foundation that those who have fought before laid down," Scholz said. "We carry the spirit of the activists in Milwaukee, and across Wisconsin, in everything we do today in our fight to make Wisconsin a better and more just state."

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