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In recognition of Black History Month, the African American Environmental Pioneer Awards is in its second year recognizing those in Milwaukee’s African American community working for a better environment.
Due to COVID-19, this will be an online event starting at 6:30 pm, Monday, February 22nd. To attend the event, participants must register to get the link, at www.bit.ly/green-pioneers-2021.
The featured speaker will be pioneering Harlem poet Dahveed Nelson, a member of the Last Poets, credited for work that led to the emergence of hip-hop. Steven Hunter, a veteran of Milwaukee Public Theater will MC the program. Drummer and performance artist Jahmés Finlayson will provide musical interludes. In addition to honoring “Pioneers,” this year’s awards will be intergenerational, as six young “Rising Stars” are among the nominees.
This event is free and open to the public. Participants must register in advance at www.bit.ly/green-pioneers-2021.
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