Thursday, May 15, 2008

GLUE Milwaukee

Thanks to Rust Belt Blogger Dan Knauss for the update on GLUE's recent activities in Milwaukee:

Over the weekend Sarah and Abby visited Milwaukee, met people in the fledgling group here, and took a bunch of impromptu and pre-arranged mini tours including City Hall and Urban Anthropology's "River Cultures" tour, which included a documentary on urban indians and a boat ride from Walker's Point up through a few bridges to downtown and back. The boat's captain, a 34 year MPS industrial ed. veteran and lifelong diver, was a wealth of stories and information. One notable nugget: diving and salvage work has boomed and becomes a lot safer due to the radically increased visibility in the lake water, thanks to the otherwise environmentally destructive zebra and quagga mussels. Ed Werstein introduced Sarah and Abby to Spotted Eagle, Inc. where he works as an employment and training specialist, interfacing with the Workforce Innovation in Regional Economic Development (WIRED) initiative.

There is much more information at Dan's blog and he lists more items of interest in his "upcoming" queue.

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