Honoring African American Environmental Pioneers on February 17

Honoring African American Environmental Pioneers

Monday, February 17
Wisconsin Black Historical Society/Museum
2620 W. Center St., Milwaukee, WI 53206

Environmental Pioneers Invitation

  • Social hour from 5:30 to 6:30 will include food and beverages.
  • Drummers from Ko-Thi African Dance Company will perform a “Call to Ceremony”
  • to begin the 6:30 program.
  • 10 honorees from the Milwaukee African American community will accept awards.
  • Featured Speaker: Brenda Coley of Milwaukee Water Commons. The program  includes student poets, a short music video and percussion by Jahmes Finlayson.

The honorees are:
Sharon and Larry Adams - Adams Garden Park
Will Allen - Farmer
Antonio Butts - Walnut Way Conservation Corp.
Brenda Coley - Milwaukee Water Commons
Andre Lee Ellis - We Got This
David Johnson - Cream City Farms
George Martin - Peace Action Wisconsin
Dr. Patricia McManus, Ph.D - Black Health Coalition of Wisconsin
Deneine Powell - Groundwork Milwaukee
Venice Williams - Alice's Garden

Free and open to the public
Museum tours before the event, from 4-5:30 p.m., are available for $5.

Event sponsors:
Milwaukee Water Commons
Triangle Neighborhood Association
Urban Ecology Center – Washington Park
Nearby Nature Milwaukee
Sierra Club Great Waters Group

The group has adopted the call “Asase Ye Duru” represented by an Ashanti Adinkra symbol meaning “The Earth has Weight.”

The event is funded in part by a grant from the Greater Milwaukee Foundation.

Please RSVP here.

Important Parking Info: There is street construction in front of the venue so allow time for traffic and parking . There is some parking in the back of the building for early arrivals. .  There are two public city lots within a block. One is across the street behind the Nacho King restaurant and the other is the Public Library lot south of Center St. Otherwise use street parking. The venue is on the 22, 23 and 35 bus lines. Carpooling and public transportation are encouraged.

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