Milwaukee, June 18-August 13: 5th Annual STITCH Summer Open Mic Series

The STITCH Summer Open Mic Series was born in the summer of 2009 on a mission to create safe space and artist community for young people to come together to share poetry, music, dance, and visual art. We look to break down traditional divisions of race, ethnicity, gender, and artistic mediums in order to STITCH together our Milwaukee community.

This year we bring to you, the 5th Annual STITCH Summer Open Mic Series!! STITCHin’ from the South side’s Aztec Ink, 1230 S. César Chávez Dr. and the North side’s Sweet Black Coffee, 2035 W. Fond du Lac Ave. every Tuesday beginning June 18th (Aztec Ink) running through August 13th.

6:00pm Workshops
6:45pm Open Mic Sign-Up
7:00pm-9:00pm Open Mic

Darline Morales
Brave New Voices Wisconsin Slam Team
Browns Crew
Kim Loper (LokiArt)
Organik Intelex from El Hormiguero
LaNia Sproles
Sarah Bruno
Jasmine Martín


Join Ralph Poynter at Vigil at White House for Lynne Stewart’s Compassionate Release

The International Action Center urges you to join Ralph Poynter in a vigil in front of the white house for Lynne Stewart’s compassionate release, beginning Monday, June 17 and continuing until Lynne is released. The IAC will be participating in the vigil until Lynne is free. Participate as much as you can. And continue the following support actions:

CALL: White House – President Barack Obama – 1-202-456-1414

Attorney General Eric Holder – 1-202-514-2001

Federal Bureau of Prisons Director Charles Samuels – 1-202-307-3250

Poynter explains: “Lynne has passed all of the legalities of compassionate release and qualifies for release as the bill was written. The prison warden at Carswell in Fort Worth, Texas, has signed for her release, and so has the director of the Federal Bureau of Prisons, Charles R. Samuels. Probation officers charged with inspecting Lynne’s future residence approved her housing. All that is required by the statute of compassionate release has been done. Yet Lynne is still in jail! Every day that her release is postponed makes treatment of her cancer more difficult.”