Every Wednesday, join us in Bounce Milwaukee's mezzanine bar from 6-8pm for networking, inspiration or venting. Bring along any evidence of positive effort from the last week: a selfie in the capitol, that protest sign, that email you sent to an elected official, whatever you have, and your drink on the house. Have a coffee, tea, soda, wine, beer or cocktail on us, and compare notes with other individuals and groups working to make things better. There's no purchase required (though we're confident that awesome, progressive activists won't forget to tip our equally awesome, progressive staff.)
Kids are welcome, too. If they helped make that sign (or wrote an email), we've got a kiddie cocktail waiting for them as well.
We feature guest bartenders to give a theme to some nights, and donate $1 from every drink served (even the free ones!) to a non-profit organization of their choice.
Ingrid Walker-Henry is a life long Milwaukee resident. With a mother and aunt both teachers in Milwaukee Public Schools, her path was set at an early age. Her educational resume includes attending Townsend, Morse, Riverside, Uw-Milwaukee, and Alverno. You will most often hear her claim to be most proud of being a Riverside Tiger.
Working with children has always been something she knew was in her future. Working with children has always been something she knew was in her future. After completing her degree in Elementary Education, Ingrid began teaching in Milwaukee Public Schools. She has worked with children and families around Milwaukee. One of her greatest joys is the work done in Community Schools.
After Act 10 passed, Ingrid became active in her union. This activism has led to holding a position as Secretary on the Milwaukee Teacher Education Association Executive Board and Co-Chair of Schools and Communities United. Fighting the Takeover of Milwaukee Public Schools and the privatization of public education gives her an active way to bring about positive change.
In January of 2018, Ingrid tried to explain to MPS’ school board why the low lease rates of buildings was harming children in MPS schools. Unfortunately her microphone was cut off and after using her “teacher voice” she was made to leave the auditorium, then the building.
Milwaukee shouldn’t worry because Ingrid is committed to staying loud for children!
Every drink poured will benefit Pathfinders Milwaukee, which assists with housing, shelter, education, family engagement and youth empowerment.
Let us help you organize!
If you are part of a not-for-profit organization, charity, even an informal group working to advance or protect civil rights or progressive causes, we'd like to support you. For the next four years, as long as you meet these criteria, we'll waive any weekday room rental or facility fees during our regular business hours, allowing your group to use our space for your meetings or gatherings entirely free of charge. Just contact us, and we'll help find dates and times that work for you.