Milwaukee Urban League virtual event is largest fundraiser of the year
Individual tickets are now available for the Milwaukee Urban League 35th annual Black and White Ball. The ball, which will be virtual this year to protect the safety of participants, will take place virtually on Saturday, November 21, 2020. The pre-event celebration begins at 6:30 p.m. and the program begins at 7 p.m.
The presenting sponsor for the Black and White Ball is Froedtert & the Medical College of Wisconsin. The Black and White Ball is Milwaukee Urban League’s largest fundraiser of the year.
“The COVID-19 pandemic has reminded up of the deep economic and social gaps that impact our community,” said Milwaukee Urban League president and CEO Dr. Eve M. Hall. “The need for employment support MUL provides has only increased due to the economic fallout of the pandemic. It has underscored the importance of the work we do and the need for continued support from the community.”
The virtual Black and White Ball will feature live entertainment and special guests, including a message from National Urban League president and CEO Marc Morial. Details regarding all special guests will be announced in the weeks leading up to the virtual event.
Since 1919, Milwaukee Urban League has focused its efforts on education and workforce development programs that empower communities and change lives. Recently, MUL has launched in a number advocacy programs, including a nonpartisan Get Out The Vote program in Milwaukee’s African-American community and a series of community roundtables addressing critical issues.
MUL has made significant changes during the COVID-19 pandemic to protect the health and safety of staff and clients. MUL staff are working remotely to provide individualized services for job seekers. Popular classes, including the Driver’s Education class, are now online. MUL has also held virtual job fairs to meet the needs of employers and job seekers.
Milwaukee Urban League is an affiliate of the National Urban League and leads through education, employment, and advocacy to achieve economic vibrancy and equal access to all industries and disciplines that position African Americans to create wealth and live a better quality of life.