Kenosha Uptown’s Days of Healing kicks off today with ‘Spirituals United’

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KENOSHA ⏤ Beginning today with a prayer walk event, and over the next several days, Uptown Kenosha will be focused on one thing: healing. 

The result of a collaboration between several local organizations and business ⏤ including Bellissima’s Boutique, Hot Mess Studios LLC, Kenosha Beauty Supply, Jockey and S’Lush Daiquiri Lounge and Grill ⏤ the Kenosha Uptown’s Days of Healing event will take place starting today, Aug. 23, at 5 p.m.

The event will continue daily until 6 p.m. on Aug. 25. 


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Healing Day 1: ‘United Healing’

Kenosha community members and leaders will lead a city prayer walk this evening starting at 5 p.m. at Kenosha Gas Stop, 2207 60th St. 

Particularly, Liz Webb will lead the walk, called “Spirituals United”. 

“This will be held in the parking lot of Kenosha Gas Stop/Citgo 2307 60th Street,” the social media event description states. “We will have prayer and words of guidance from a few of our Kenosha esteemed Church Pastors and Leaders. Followed by a prayer walk throughout the neighborhood of Uptown.”

Healing Day 2: ‘Speak Your Truth’ 

Local poet Aphrx Ashe the Legend performs original work earlier this year in Lincoln Park during a spoken word Juneteenth event. Video property of Daniel Thompson/The Uptown Observer.

The ‘Speak Your Truth’ event will be held the second event day, Aug. 24. Led by Kenosha Talks, this spoken word event promises “a collective healing of expressions.” 

Starting at 6 p.m., all residents are welcome to go to S’Lush Daiquiri Lounge in Uptown Kenosha, 2200 60th St., for “Kenosha Talks w/My Sister’s House.” 

Organizers plan the event to end at 8:30 p.m.

“We will open the floor to residents, business owners and individuals who would like to express themselves in regards to the events that happened last year,” the Aug. 24 event description states. 

This is your time so, even if you’d like to share a poem or a song, please feel free.”

Kenosha Uptown’s Days of Healing organizers

Day 3: Neighborhood Cleanup

While spoken word and prayer are good for the soul, healing also encompasses physically taking care of the local community. 

In this vein, the third day of healing entails a neighborhood cleanup, much like recent ones organized by Uptown Kenosha Inc., in the Uptown/Lincoln/Brass area. 

Those interested in taking part in the cleanup can meet with organizers at ELCA Outreach Center at 6218 26th Avenue at 3 p.m on Aug. 25. 

Organizers will provide all supplies needed to volunteers. Cleanup efforts are expected to last until 6 p.m.

Operation Neighborhood Community will lead the cleanup efforts. 


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Day 3, Part 2: An evening of fun, movie night

However, after the work, there will be plenty of time for play. According to organizers, the cleanup will be followed from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. by a movie night, back-to-school activities and a general night of fun.  

“There will jumpy houses and a kid’s corner, food trucks, pop up vaccines, and more,” the Aug. 25 event description states. “Wind down with a relaxing movie with the family. And join us in our community efforts to heal within. 

“We hope to see you all there. Peace and Love Y’all.”

You may also find out more about the event at https://www.facebook.com/events/4171733302925541.


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