BLKSHP Milwaukee


Let's explore it together!

May 16th


How does Milwaukee’s history shape who we are and what stake do we have in creating new legacy?

Milwaukee Iron Tour

Learn about Milwaukee’s historic ironworks and join a workshop on reinventing traditional industries

Partner: Milwaukee Blacksmith’s School of Iron

10am - 12pm

Milwaukee Blacksmith

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**limited space**

Milwaukee in Words

Explore Milwaukee’s legacy through storytelling, spoken word and stimulating conversation. Special guests: Reynaldo and Rozalia Hernandez-Singh.

Still Waters Collective and Milwaukee muralists Reynaldo & Rozalia Hernandez-Singh


Zimmerman Arch Studios

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May 17th


What unique challenges are facing Milwaukee and who are those solving them in unique ways?

Retracing The Steps

Walk the route of Milwaukee’s fair housing marches and learn about this historic moment in Milwaukee history.

Guided By: Adam Carr from “200 Nights of Freedom”

10am - 12pm

16th Street Viaduct

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**limited space**

The Lean Community Unconference

Engage with community champions and discuss solutions to city challenges through the lens of lean methodology.

Presentation By: Former Development Director at 18F, Romke de Haan


Urban Ecology Center - Menomonee Valley

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May 18th


Who are those creating world- class things and how can they benefit from unlikely problem solving alliances?

Story Design for Educators

Learn to design compelling stories alongside fellow traditional and non-traditional educators/students.

Presentation By: Reps from Pixar Animation Studios

10am - 12pm

UWM Union

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The Music Lab & Closing After Party

See a live session of The Music Lab with special BLK SHP guests and MKE’s aspiring young musicians.

Partner: Grace Weber & 88.9 Radio Milwaukee

4:30pm - 6:30pm

7pm - 9pm

88.9 Radio Milwaukee

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What is BLK SHP?

A group of entrepreneurs, writers, artists, and social entrepreneurs started black sheep (BLK SHP) in 2012. Our network of BLK SHP co-conspirators choose to.

  • UNLOCK the artist within

    to turn choice into agency.

  • COLLABORATE with others

    no one unlocks their creativity alone.

  • FORGE genuine relationships and community

    let's work on projects and ventures to benefit society.

  • HAVE fun

    because laughter and play frees our minds, bodies, and souls.

Today, over 3,000 wool breakers in the US and abroad have chosen to conspire with us.

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Join Us!

How is and can Milwaukee be best in the world? We don't have all the answers but we know YOU do! Get connected with us and we'll explore and celebrate all the ways our city is world class together.

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Presenting Sponsor

Northwestern Mutual

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