Milwaukee Alderwoman Milele A. Coggs invites residents of all ages to a night of politically-charged poetry from some of Milwaukee’s well-known spoken word artists and politicians tomorrow night, November 1, from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at City Hall.
The event is hosted by local poet Kwabena Antoine Nixon (IKAN), with music by Coredj Sherman and a special guest poet, U.S. Congressional Rep. Gwen Moore. Alderwoman Coggs, Alderman Ashanti Hamilton and Alderman Nik Kovac will also share poetry. Other poets will include Shelly, Jazzi, Joel Ramirez, Anita Bee, Fear & Fast Lane and more. Artwork will be on display from True Skool.
“The spoken word is a powerful force of self-expression and enlightenment,” Alderwoman Coggs said. “With the Politics & Poetry event at City Hall, we hope to do more than just entertain. We want to inspire participants to get involved and encourage their civic engagement, especially with this crucial election next week.”
In that vein, Alderwoman Coggs said attendees at the Politics & Poetry event can even cross the street to the Zeidler Municipal Building to participate in early voting, which continues until 7:00 p.m. every night this week.
Participants are asked to bring a nonperishable food item to benefit Feeding America.
The event is sponsored by Alderwoman Coggs, the Milwaukee Youth Council, the NAACP Young Adult Committee and the League of Young Voters.
What: Politics and Poetry
When: November 1st 2012, 6:00 to 8:00 p.m.
Where: City Hall rotunda, 200 E. Wells St.