Saturday, November 25, 2017

Milwaukee 53206 and North Shore 53217: So close yet so far apart

Poverty drives epidemic of childhood trauma, panelists say.  (Milwaukee Neighborhood News Service, 11/20/2017)
According to City of Milwaukee Health Department Commissioner Bevan Baker, who shared the numbers at a recent panel on poverty at Marquette University, the disparity underscores the responsibility to address it. “My heart just weeps,” he said. “And, it makes me wonder about the capacity of human beings to allow this to happen, to go home at night and sleep, peacefully, knowing that this exists.” The two ZIP codes, only about a mile apart at their closest point, are stark in their differences

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