WHAT IS THE F.I.R.E. AWARDS

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The Event

This red carpet event is designed to bring the Milwaukee community together to celebrate the amazing work being done by women, young and seasoned, in the following categories: ARTS, ENTREPRENEURSHIP, IMAGE, COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT, PERSEVERANCE and SISTAHOOD. We will honor one youth and one adult in each category. The purpose is to bridge the gap between youth and adult trailblazers and to inspire others as the honorees share their journey of stage. This is a red carpet event that provides an experience that many in our community, especially our youth, haven’t had.  

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Nominate women on F.I.R.E.

Do you know someone who deserves to be recognized for the tireless work they do in the community (COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT)? Maybe a young lady who is using her gift of dance, drawing, acting, etc. to make her mark in Milwaukee (ART) ? Have you met someone who shared their story of overcoming the many obstacles they faced and turned tragedy into triumph (PERSEVERANCE) ?  These are a few examples of our former honorees. Go to the link and nominate someone today. Our 2019 F.I.R.E. Awards will be held in the summer of 2019. 

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How can I support

There are many ways to support this community event. 

  • Tickets will be available on Eventbrite Spring 2019. 
  • Tables are available by contacting us directly at (414)745-4946
  • There are student sponsorship and business sponsorship opportunities available. Click here for the 2019 sponsorship form.
  • Donate formal dresses and accessories for our MSK youth who attend for free.
  • There are volunteer opportunities available for set up and break down.

STUDENT REGISTRATION

As always this event is free to past & present MSK students. ALL YOU HAVE TO DO IS REGISTER!!

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CELEBRITY SLAM They WROTE, they SLAMMED, they CONQUERED

To help raise funds for our F.I.R.E. Awards

We've chosen Milwaukee Celebrities, who are novice poets, to compete in their very first POETRY SLAM!! They are paired with Milwaukee Veteran poets to get slam ready! 100% proceeds go to the F.I.R.E. Awards. 

 

This event will be held at Mr. J's on Wednesday April 3rd, 2019. Last year was electric, funny and inspiring. No blood will be drawn. No friends will be lost. Just good ole healthy competition! 


"To say the least...it's LIBERATING. It was a way to make an abstract painting with words. You'll laugh, you'll cry, but most of all...you'll heal AND heal others" ~Adi Armour, 2018 1st place

TICKETS

We will kick off ticket sales at First Flow Fridays Soul & Jazz Sessions. First Flow will be held Feb 8th, 2019 and is hosted by Poetry Unplugged Founder, Kwabena Antoine Nixon. Sweet Black Coffee. 2035 W Fond Du Lac Ave., Milwaukee Contact Tina Nixon for additional tickets at 414-745-4946.