The Confluence

An annual to semi-annual gathering to celebrate & shape Milwaukee's water future.




Thursday, April 30th, 2020

More details coming soon!

Thank you to all who helped make the 2019 Confluence celebration so great on May 16th!

We hosted our 3rd Confluence celebration on May 16th at The Cooperage.  On top of great food and live music, we had some powerful conversations about how to build a truly sustainable environmental movement in Milwaukee and transform our current system into one that includes all of our voices.  The program included:

  • Live music provided by the Milwaukee Youth Symphony Orchestra Jazz Ensemble and the Pangea Duo

  • Call to the Water & Libations by Jahmes Finlayson

  • State of Water address by our Co-Executive Directors, Brenda Coley and Kirsten Shead

  • An interactive panel discussion with Indigenous Women and Women of Color discussing some of Milwaukee's most pressing water issues

  • Transforming a System: an interactive display created by our artist-in-residence, Melanie Ariens.

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