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The organizers of a free online meditation session called "The City of Love Meditation" have a goal for the city during the Republican National Convention: to infuse the community with a sense of connection. 

"The City of Love" meditation event – presented by Meditate Milwaukee – will take place Wednesday, July 17 from 6 to 7 p.m. Global musician Brenda McMorrow will lead the experience on two different platforms. It will be online to attract participants from Milwaukee and beyond.

“We'd love to see thousands of people from all backgrounds come together to permeate our city with love and positivity,” says co-organizer Kaita Bliffert. "We see a real need for people to come together now to create a sense of compassion and understanding."


Meditate Milwaukee is non-partisan and not affiliated with any political party.

“Large group meditation has been shown to have a positive effect on the environment around where it occurs,” says co-organizer Traci Schwartz. “With the convention being held in Milwaukee, we see an opportunity to draw attention and awareness toward connection and love and away from the divisiveness that is pervasive in our culture right now.”

People who have practiced meditation before as well as first timers are welcome to join in.

Sponsored by the Convergence Fund at the Greater Milwaukee Foundation, Meditate Milwaukee is an offshoot program of local non-profit organization Blue Lotus Center.

“This is a chance to embrace a desire to become more meditative and thoughtful as we come together virtually," says Bliffert. 

To register for Meditate Milwaukee's "City of Love" event, go here.

Molly Snyder started writing and publishing her work at the age 10, when her community newspaper printed her poem, "The Unicorn.” Since then, she's expanded beyond the subject of mythical creatures and written in many different mediums but, nearest and dearest to her heart, thousands of articles for OnMilwaukee.

Molly is a regular contributor to FOX6 News and numerous radio stations as well as the co-host of "Dandelions: A Podcast For Women.” She's received five Milwaukee Press Club Awards, served as the Pfister Narrator and is the Wisconsin State Fair’s Celebrity Cream Puff Eating Champion of 2019.