About The Event

This July’s BONK! event will be held at the Eco-Justice Center, 7133 Michna Road, on Saturday, July 30th from 6 pm to 8 pm. (Doors open at 5:30pm) Curated and hosted by Kelsey Harris, the evening will feature readings by Matthew Lewis, Kavon Cortez-Jones and musicians Ammorelle and Unique Russ.

 

About The Performers

Matthew Lewis (He/Him) is a Black Queer poet, R&B enthusiast, and playlist scholar from the Sherman Park neighborhood in Milwaukee, WI.  He currently works as Director of Pathways for Public Allies Milwaukee. He has a bachelor’s degree in English-Creative Writing University of Wisconsin-Madison.  Matthew’s work enjoys exploring the intimacies of Black life, Black Queer Joy, and the possibilities of a world where Black folk can breathe easy.

 

AMMORELLE is a milwaukee native who has been writing and performing music for over a decade. from performing at countless open mics around the city to headlining turner hall, ammorelle has graced stages across the midwest with her sultry sound and musical storytelling. from a young age ammorelle gravitated towards the arts, literature and music. Years of singing in church choirs, practicing woodwinds in grade school,  performing in solo ensemble in middle school, and performing original music in a high school band, ammorelle pursued anything that satisfied her creative desires. Her years of musical upbringing and love for poetry,  literature and her community  shaped her style today.

 

over the years,  ammorelle has written and released an ep entitled “cinema [2017]”  featuring six carefully crafted songs that explore relationships with lovers, womanhood and self exploration. She has released a variety of singles including her debut single “wishy washy [2016]” and her most recent release “thrill of it[2019]”.  Ammorelle  continues to work on writing music for herself and other artists alike, telling tells of love, heartbreak, and everything else there is to feel in between. Her next single “paper” is set to release this summer.

 

About The Venue

The Eco-Justice Center is an environmental education center and organic farm founded by Racine Dominican Sisters in 2004. As a mission partner of the Racine Dominicans, Eco-J offers programming for lifelong learning designed to encourage exploration, connect people with sustainable growing practices, and promote healthier ecosystems. Eco-J programs encourage participants of all ages, faiths, races and socio-economic backgrounds to learn from the wisdom of Nature.

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