Milwaukee poets and activists gather for an event highlighting opportunities for residents to access clean energy funds

Aug 24, 2023

Milwaukee, WI – Local Milwaukee poets and activists will gather for an event to talk about possibilities for Milwaukee’s equitable clean energy future. The event called “Words for Climate Justice Poetry Showcase” will take place at Adams Garden Park in Milwaukee on Wednesday, Aug. 30 at 7 p.m.

Wisconsin Conservation Voters is hosting a stacked lineup of local poets including Milwaukee Poet Laureate Mario Willis, Kavon Cortez-Jones, Carmen Alicia Murguía, and Brit Nicole.

The event aims to make attendees aware of the significant opportunities for low and middle-income families to access clean energy home upgrades, find sustainable jobs, and more thanks to historic investments from Biden’s Affordable Clean Energy Plan.

  • WHAT: “Words for Climate Justice Poetry Showcase” Poetry event highlighting clean energy opportunities available to Wisconsinites thanks to Biden’s Affordable Clean Energy Plan
  • WHEN: Wednesday, Aug. 30 at 7 p.m. (event starts at 6:30 and program starts at 7 p.m.)
  • WHERE: Adams Garden Park, 1836 W. Fond du Lac Ave., Milwaukee, WI 53205

Event will be outside in the parking area and sculpture garden


  • Mario the Poet, Milwaukee Poet Laureate

  • Kavon Cortez-Jones, Milwaukee poet

  • Carmen Murguia, Milwaukee poet

  • Brit Nicole, Milwaukee poet

More information about the event can be found here and information about Biden’s Affordable Clean Energy Plan can be found here.

For more information

Contact Ryan Billingham, Communications Director, Wisconsin Conservation Voters, 608-208-1129 (office), 608-213-6972 (mobile/text), or