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Sugar Babies

Still Waters seeks opportunities to evolve with its young people. In 2010, we earned a grant from the MPS Partnership for the Arts which supported paid internships for program grads to become coaches and instructors. In 2015, we earned a grant from the Bader Foundation to realize a fellowship experience for three alumni to spend a year building networks, perspective, vision and personal brand. SugarBabies Photos...

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Flow Write Retreat

The Flow Write Creativity and Writing Retreat is a field trip event held at Wisconsin Black Historical Museum. Groups of up to 100 students spend the day moving through interactive games, challenges and conversations with SWC teaching artists. Students enjoy performances and the chance to showcase their voices at the end of the day. Junior City Slam Photos...

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City Finals

Poetry Slam teams from fourteen area high schools participate each year in the Milwaukee High School Slam League. Milwaukee School of Languages emerged as the 2017 City Finals Champs. Poetry Slam 2017 Photos...

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Jonnie Dixon

Fight to the Death: Using Gladiators to Explain the Black & Gay Media Struggle By Jonnie Dixon - Resident Scribe I recently came across a snippet of the Jerry Springer Show. The storyline of this episode featured two gay best friends fighting amongst each other. Apparently, one of them started seeing this guy, and his friend got jealous. So, the friend started seeing the boyfriend behind his friend’s back. Now, they are all on the Jerry Springer Show, and as an open and proud gay person, I couldn’t feel more embarrassed.  I know I may be a bit dramatic here. But, as I watch this clip, I see two gay men sporting ridiculously distasteful costumes, blindly iterating our culture’s jargon, and speaking with painfully forced flamboyant accents. Don’t get me wrong. I am aware there are some people, gay, straight, and beyond, who happily live flamboyant and androgynous lives. However, in the context of a show such as Springer’s, these personas- the mad black woman, the adulterous black man, and the effeminate homosexual- have become dangerously repetitive.  By sporting the loud, overtly feminine, irrational, and violent persona, these people do more than just fit the stereotype- they perpetuate it. Every episode carries the same plotline. Jerry welcomes a variety of guests. They all tell the story of the wife they no longer love, the boy that turned them gay,...

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Tue 21

PENtastic

November 21 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tue 05

Foxtales

December 5 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Fri 15

VOLTAGE

December 15 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm