Event Title

Sherman Park Through Embodied Research

Presenter Information

Chelsey Becher

Mentor 1

Simone Ferro

Location

Union Cinema

Start Date

27-4-2018 1:20 PM

Description

Milwaukee is comprised of a wide variety of neighborhoods, all different, all with their unique history, people, cultural background, dynamics, and atmosphere. The Sherman Park neighborhood is no different. However, in recent years it has been displayed by media overwhelmingly as a poor, dangerous part of Milwaukee. Our research is to show the true characteristics of the Sherman Park Neighborhood and its people, which greatly contradict the characteristics displayed by the media.

The bulk of our research this year has been done through interviewing residents, property owners, and employees of the Sherman Park neighborhood. The relevance of this research is seen in each and every person we interview; there is a passion and care for the betterment of their community and this is what defines the community. The people of Sherman Park are who currently make it, and will continue to make it a safe, growing community. We as researchers are just here to make their stories and efforts more widely known to other residents of Milwaukee, through creating dance performances, websites, and presentations for the community to have access to and learn from.

Sherman Park is beautiful example of the importance of community involvement and how it can impair or benefit a community and all of the people in it. Why is this important to share to a larger audience? Because the misconceptions that surround Sherman Park are not Sherman Park or its people. However, they control what the community receives from the city of Milwaukee and all of its other residents, from the allotment of resources to the perceptions people hold. Sherman Park is a concrete, zoomed-in example of the struggles that neighborhoods and people in Milwaukee, and the United States in general, face currently in our society.

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Apr 27th, 1:20 PM

Sherman Park Through Embodied Research

Union Cinema

Milwaukee is comprised of a wide variety of neighborhoods, all different, all with their unique history, people, cultural background, dynamics, and atmosphere. The Sherman Park neighborhood is no different. However, in recent years it has been displayed by media overwhelmingly as a poor, dangerous part of Milwaukee. Our research is to show the true characteristics of the Sherman Park Neighborhood and its people, which greatly contradict the characteristics displayed by the media.

The bulk of our research this year has been done through interviewing residents, property owners, and employees of the Sherman Park neighborhood. The relevance of this research is seen in each and every person we interview; there is a passion and care for the betterment of their community and this is what defines the community. The people of Sherman Park are who currently make it, and will continue to make it a safe, growing community. We as researchers are just here to make their stories and efforts more widely known to other residents of Milwaukee, through creating dance performances, websites, and presentations for the community to have access to and learn from.

Sherman Park is beautiful example of the importance of community involvement and how it can impair or benefit a community and all of the people in it. Why is this important to share to a larger audience? Because the misconceptions that surround Sherman Park are not Sherman Park or its people. However, they control what the community receives from the city of Milwaukee and all of its other residents, from the allotment of resources to the perceptions people hold. Sherman Park is a concrete, zoomed-in example of the struggles that neighborhoods and people in Milwaukee, and the United States in general, face currently in our society.