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through the Arts 2013
Make-A-Parade Workshops: MPT Artivity Place, Shops of Grand Avenue, Plankinton Building, Wednesdays, 12-3, Thursdays, 5-8 pm, Saturdays, 11-2
Food for Thought
Workshops, Residencies and "Out to Lunch-the Fresh Food Variety Show"
Bay View Tragedy
Milwaukee Latino Carnaval
Summer of Peace/All City Parade
Neighborhood Night Out
Walnut Way Harvest Day
Dia de los Muertos
More to be announced
MPT's 2013 Cultivating Community through Public Art projects are partially funded by Milwaukee County CAMPAC, the United Performing Arts Fund, the Greater Milwaukee Foundation Donald and Barbara Abert Fund and Gerda A. Debelak Fund, the Helen Bader Foundation, Elizabeth Elser Doolittle Trust, the Max Fund, ACLU of Wisconsin, MPS Partnership for the Arts and Humanities, Arts@Large, Merrill Lynch, City of Milwaukee NIDC, and the City of Milwaukee Arts Board and the Wisconsin Arts Board with funds from the State of Wisconsin and the National Endowment for the Arts, and many individuals.
Summer of Peace Rally in Sherman Park on July 26
Kicks Off with All City Parade from Washington Park
Milwaukee Public Theatre and Milwaukee Mask & Puppet Theater join the
11th Annual Event promoting Youth Empowerment and Conflict Resolution through Art
Video interview on CBS 58
Video interview on Fox 6
Families and community organizations from all parts of the city will come together in Washington and Sherman Parks for a unique event showcasing and celebrating their collective work to prevent violence: the Summer of Peace Parade and Peace Rally. The annual Rally was created by and for youth and is now in its eleventh year.
At 10:00 a.m., the colorful Summer of Peace/All City Parade starts the day in Washington Park, on the corner of Lisbon, Lloyd and Sherman Boulevard, and proceeds north on Sherman Boulevard into Sherman Park. Children, youth, community members and professional artists created the giant puppets and floats accompanied by dancers and music around the theme of “Peace and Sustainability” –developed in workshops conducted by Milwaukee Public Theatre, Milwaukee Mask and Puppet Theatre, and ACLU PASA youth.
From 11:00 a.m. to 3 p.m. the Summer of Peace Rally will take place in Sherman Park. It will be a fun day of celebration and community connection. Most importantly, the event’s goal is to highlight youth-led efforts toward stemming Milwaukee’s tide of gun violence, and fostering safe and healthy communities. The Peace Rally will feature popular DJ’s, musicians and entertainers, exhibits of youth workshop projects and public awareness campaigns, information and resource booths, and arts and crafts. Food will also be available for free to registrants and also for purchase.
Performances include Milwaukee Public Theatre's RED-T’s (Ripple Effect Drama Troupe), sponsored by Boys and Girls Clubs of Greater Milwaukee and the Medical College of Wisconsin Violence Prevention Initiative. MPT's Ripple Effect Milwaukee program is conducted by Sheri Williams Pannel and John Glowacki at the Mary Ryan Boys and Girls Club.
Other performers and events include:
PACA Cultural Dancers
Special Guests, Live DJ, Contests
Children’s Play Area: Face Painting, Bounce House, Games & Sports
Teen Sports Area: Mary Ryan Boys & Girls Club Bike Shop Rodeo
Breakout Sessions: Peace Pledge Signing, Awards, and Youth Leaders Recognition
Mil-Town Marketplace: Pan African Community Association Cultural Exhibit
Youth groups must register at http://www.summerofpeace365.org. For more information, or to sponsor, donate materials, volunteer, register or participate in pre-rally activities, contact Tanya Cromartie-Byrd at (414) 326-0507 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Cultural performances are being sought as well.
2013 Summer of Peace participants include Sherman Park Neighborhood Association, Washington Park Partners, members of the Medical College of Wisconsin Violence Prevention Initiative, Peace Action, the Peace Learning Center, PACA (Pan-African Community Association), Milwaukee Damas, the Boys and Girls Clubs of Milwaukee, ACLU of Wisconsin, Safe and Sound, Milwaukee Public Theatre, Milwaukee Mask and Puppet Theatre, Our Next Generation, COA Youth & Family Center, United Neighborhood Centers of Milwaukee , the Urban Ecology Center, Running Rebels, True Skool, and many more.
The Summer of Peace All City Parade and Peace Rally is partially funded by the City of Milwaukee Arts Board, with support from the Wisconsin Arts Board and the National Endowment for the Arts, Milwaukee County CAMPAC, Greater Milwaukee Foundation Donald and Barbara Abert, Gerda A. Debelak and Mary Nohl Funds, Helen Bader Foundation, Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC), the
Max Fund, Medical College of Wisconsin Violence Prevention Initiative, Merrill Lynch, Milwaukee County Parks, MPS Partnership for the Arts, Neighborhood Improvement Development Corporation (NIDC), Shepherd Express, UPAF and many individuals.
Founded in 2002 by Tanya Cromartie and Fidel Verdin, Summer of Peace 365 is a year-round peace arts program providing a platform for teens to create and promote principles of non-violence, racial justice and civic responsibility. Each year since, t heir work culminates with a public Parade and Peace Rally
Milwaukee Public Theatre and Milwaukee Mask and Puppet Theatre are offering free-to-the-public Make-A-Parade Workshops to make parade elements for Summer of Peace, the Milwaukee Latino Carnaval and other neighborhood celebrations and events at MPT’s Artivity Place in the Shops of Grand Avenue through July 24. Details are available at (414) 347-1685, email@example.com or www.milwaukeepublictheatre.org or https://www.facebook.com/events/331778473622097/
2011 All-City People's Parade: Metamorphosis
One of the most joyous segments of last year’s All-City People’s Parade was the Wisconsin Conservatory of Music Samba Unit, a 100-member, all ages, community percussion troupe directed by Julio Pabon with Cecilio Negron and Bony Benavides-Plog. It accompanied the giant Samba puppets, dancers and members of Ballet Folklorico Nacional de Milwaukee and Omeyocan Dance Company.
Quetzalcoatl puppet slideshow.
2010 All-City People's Parade: Waking Up!
2009 All-City People's Parade
2009 Parade video - our inaugural year