This 414 (New) Day Video Will Hit You in the Feels

Get ready for some local love!

Imagine MKE has teamed up with Milwaukee Downtown, BID #21 to release a 414 Day video again this year. 

The video, as you might imagine, spotlights the talents of local artists and creatives. Like director Samer Ghani. And city and state poet laureate Dasha Kelly Hamilton, who reads her poem “414 (New) Day.”

You can watch the video in its entirety on Vimeo. And you can read a snippet of Kelly Hamilton’s poem below too:



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We will emerge from under this shroud 

Each of us carrying forward a small corner  

A thread of a Life stretched less tightly across muscles and frame 

Where we’re going 

Isn’t where we’ve been 

Unease, foreign and familiar 

All over again

In conjunction with the video’s release, Imagine MKE is inviting locals to respond to the question “How will you move Milwaukee forward?” Anyone who’d like to participate can respond at or share their response on their social media channels using the hashtag #414WARD.

414 (New) Day from Imagine MKE on Vimeo.



Lindsey Anderson covers culture for Milwaukee Magazine. Before joining the MilMag team she worked as an editor at the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago and wrote freelance articles for ArtSlant and Eater.