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Tue, Sep 17, 2019 12:00 AM - Thu, Sep 26, 2019 11:45 PM @ Online Event

It can’t be denied: capitalism is one of the most powerful forces humans have created. As such, it can and should be used for good—and as we well know, profit has been the primary measure of our success for way too long.

We don’t need to wait on legislation to tell us it’s time to do the right thing. We already know what to do: change the status quo.

But change is hard. Systemic change? Even harder. That’s why we need help from the pros—which is why we organized the People-First Economy Summit.

Click here to register FREE

During this FREE 10-day summit, you’ll learn from the architects of the new economy—top business leaders, authors, and activists like:

  • John Mackey, Co-founder and CEO, Whole Foods Market — “Q&A with John Mackey”
  • Ben Cohen & Jerry Greenfield, Co-founders, Ben & Jerry’s — “The Ben & Jerry Interview: Using Business as a Force for Good”
  • Jay Coen Gilbert, Co-founder of B Lab (the nonprofit behind the B Corp Movement) — “The Need for a Capitalist Reformation”
  • Dr. Tiffany Jana, Founder, TMI Portfolio; Author, The B Corp Handbook, Erasing Institutional Bias, and Overcoming Bias — “Putting People First at Work: Managing Organizational Diversity and Bias in a People-First Economy”
  • Raj Sisodia, Professor of Global Business and Co-founder/Co-chairman, Conscious Capitalism Inc. — “Conscious Capitalism: Moving Towards a People-First Economy”
  • And more!

Interested? Join us September 17th—26th for the People-First Economy Summit where you’ll learn how to:

  • Build stronger, more authentic relationships with employees, customers, partners, and community
  • Create an atmosphere of inclusivity and belonging in your organization
  • Discover real-world solutions for driving equitable, sustainable, and profitable organizations
  • Transform your organization for the better using strategies that you can put into practice today
  • Lead change and maximize your impact, even when you aren’t in charge

Click here to register FREE

Together, we have the potential to transform the way business is done all over the world.

We hope to see you there!


The Berrett-Koehler Team

Tags: Business, Environment, Social Justice, Online Summit, Free, Berrett-Koehler Publishers, Workshops, Speakers



Wed, Sep 18, 2019 6:30 PM - Wed, Sep 18, 2019 8:00 PM @ Rabble Coffee

Succulents truly are the gift that keeps on giving! Come learn how to propagate succulents from a starter plant. We’ll talk about several kinds, plant care, and creative scapes.

Heidi enjoys cooking, crafting, and traveling. She’s also known for her sugared-shortbread cookies and love of upcycling. Heidi lives in So-SoBro with her crossword-puzzling husband, Alan.

Barter Items: lime flavored sparkling water; unflavored ground coffee; pack of glue sticks; something mermaid themed; 2 (or more!) boxers of pasta to be given to Second Helpings.

Tags: Succulents, plants, gardening, How-To, workshop, class, Barter School Indy



Wed, Sep 18, 2019 6:30 PM - Wed, Sep 18, 2019 8:30 PM @ Square Cat Vinyl

All Ages Jazz Jam!
6:30 PM – Sign Ups
7 PM – Music Starts

Join us for our monthly jazz series, hosted by Mark Ortwein, Chase Blackburn, Kevin Hood and more local jazz favorites. This event is the only ALL AGES JAZZ JAM in Indianapolis, so don’t be shy!

Beer, wine, coffee, and other non-alcoholic drinks available!

Tags: Live Music, Open Mic, Open Stage, Mark Ortwein, Chase Blackburn, Kevin Hood, Square Cat Vinyl



Wed, Sep 18, 2019 7:00 PM - Wed, Sep 18, 2019 9:15 PM @ Indiana Historical Society

Unconditional Love w/ Walk The Talk
SEPTEMBER 18 @ 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
$5.00 – $20.00

Unconditional love is known as affection without any limitations, or love without conditions. This term is sometimes associated with other terms such as true altruism or complete love. In psychology, unconditional love refers to a state of mind in which one has the goal of increasing the welfare of another, despite any evidence of benefit for oneself. Each area of expertise has a certain way of describing unconditional love, but most will agree that it is that type of love which has no bounds and is unchanging. Dogs are often considered to be examples of animals displaying unconditional love. Could you love unconditionally, without doubt, requirements, or judgment? Certainly easier said than done. But it is possible.

Come join us as our six speakers share their inspiring stories of unconditional love. Plus we throw in some fun with live music, confetti, our Motivational Balloon Drop, an engaging Emcee, and lots of ‘ah-hah’ moments!

Wednesday, September 18, 2019, doors open at 7:00 pm, show starts at 7:45 pm.

The Indiana Historical Society in their Basile Theater. 450 West Ohio Street, Indianapolis, IN 46202 (Plenty of FREE PARKING behind the building, on the street, or pay-to-park in the Capital parking garage only a 1/2 block away.)

Tickets available soon. $20.00 adults, $5 Kids age 11 and under . Seating is reserved. Please join us, you won’t regret it!

If you’re interested in auditioning for Unconditional Love, please email us a [email protected] Auditions will be August 12 and 13, from 4:30 to 7:30 pm.

Tags: Unconditional Love w/ Walk The Talk, INDIANA HISTORICAL SOCIETY, Positive Mindset, Positivity



Thu, Sep 19, 2019 8:00 AM - Sun, Sep 22, 2019 11:00 PM @ Elvin H.O.M.E. - Lothlorien Nature Sanctuary

The moon and the summer will both be waning as we gather beneath the stars, surrounded by the trees of Lothlorien to celebrate the Autumn Equinox, the harvest, and the end of summer. We’ll celebrate with music, ritual, workshops, drumming, dancing, and community.

WMG is co-created not just by our Lothlorien staff, but by all the Lothlorien community, so if you are interested being part of that creation by presenting a workshop, ritual, or playing, contact Jef,([email protected]), to help with kid’s activities, contact Jill,([email protected]), and if you want to exchange work for your festival fees by helping with parking, registration, etc. contact Conney ([email protected])

Wild Magick is also when members will be able to vote for our next Vice President. (You need to be a member by August 15 to vote.) Results will be announced during Grand Council on Saturday afternoon.

Tags: Lothlorien, Wild Magick, pagan, festival, Live Music, workshops, kids activities



Thu, Sep 19, 2019 12:00 PM - Mon, Sep 23, 2019 3:00 AM @ Cooper's Lake Campground

Essential Productions & Papadosio Present;Resonance Music & Arts Festival 2019 in a NEW location! This year will take place at Coopers Lake Campground & Event Venue in Slippery Rock, PA! September 19th – 22nd, 2019 Coopers Lake Event Center: 205 Currie Rd, Slippery Rock, PA 16057Low Tier tickets available now for $160

Tags: Resonance Music & Arts Festival 2019, Live Music



Thu, Sep 19, 2019 5:00 PM - Thu, Sep 19, 2019 8:00 PM @ Broad Ripple Village

Join us in Broad Ripple Village on Thursday, September 19th from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. for the Broad Ripple Art Walk! The walk features Broad Ripple galleries, boutiques, shops, restaurants and more, each hosting their own unique art exhibit.

Destinations are scattered throughout the Village, giving you the opportunity to enjoy a wonderful evening experiencing Broad Ripple and supporting the arts community.

We could not bring you this event without support from our sponsors! Thanks to:

Title Sponsor – River House Broad Ripple
Presenting Sponsor – Broad Ripple Magazine

The Broad Ripple Art Walks have a new format this year! Join us on the third Thursday each month May through November!


A ‘bit of Whimsy So Bro, 5208 N College Avenue

Artifacts in Indy, 6327 N Guilford Avenue

The Bungalow Inc., 924 E. Westfield Blvd

Condado Tacos – Indianapolis – Broad Ripple, 834 Broad Ripple Avenue

Foundry 317 Home Interiors, 819 E Westfield Blvd

Half Baked Pottery and Gifts, 6511 N Ferguson Street

Hotel Broad Ripple, 6520 Westfield Blvd

Indianapolis Art Center, 820 E. 67th Street

Lola Blu Boutique, 6350 N Cornell Avenue

Marigold Clothing, 6512 N Cornell Avenue

Monon Coffee Company, 920 E. Westfield Boulevard

OM HOME, 6516 Ferguson Street

Perk Up Café – Brotgarten, 6536 Cornell Avenue

Potter’s House Studio & Gallery, 6503 Carrollton Avenue

Scandinavian Comfort, 5914 N. College Avenue

St. Paul’s On The Way Way, 803 E Broad Ripple Avenue

Storefront Theatre of Indianapolis, 717 Broad Ripple Avenue

Union Jack Pub-Broad Ripple, 924 Broad Ripple Avenue

Visit our website at:

Tags: Broad Ripple Art Walk, galleries, boutiques, shops, restaurants and more, each hosting their own unique art exhibit



Thu, Sep 19, 2019 5:00 PM - Thu, Sep 19, 2019 10:00 PM @ Garfield Park - Macallister Amphitheater
MOKB Presents
2019 Summer Concerts at Garfield Park

Greensky Bluegrass with Michigan Rattlers
Thursday, September 19th @ MacAllister Amphitheater at Garfield Park
Gates 5PM / Show 6PM
All Ages | Food Trucks | Full Bar | Free Parking

General Admission Lawn: $27.50 Advance / $30 Day Of Show
General Admission Reserved Pit: $39.50 Advance / $45 Day Of Show
Get tickets:
*Children 5 and under are free with paid adult General Admission ticket*

Fan Club Pre Sale: Monday, June 3rd 10AM – Friday, June 7th 10AM
Partner Pre Sale: Wednesday, June 5th 10AM – Thursday, June 6th 10PM
Public On Sale: Friday, June 7th 10AM

MOKB Presents Summer Concerts at Garfield Park are all ages. Fans can expect great music in an intimate setting, food trucks, adult beverages (for those 21+) and free parking. Event is rain or shine.

For more information, please visit Have a question? Email us at [email protected]!

About MOKB Presents Summer Concerts at Garfield Park:
Fans of all ages are welcome at our Garfield Park Summer Concert Series events and will enjoy amazing live music performances, food trucks, adult beverages and great people; all in one of Indy’s oldest city parks. MacAllister Amphitheater in historic Garfield Park is one of Indy’s best-kept secrets. The outdoor atmosphere, welcoming neighborhood and community vibe just feels right. portion of the proceeds from our Summer Concerts at Garfield Park benefit the Indy Parks Foundation, which supports future community and music programs at Garfield Park. Be sure to check out John Butler Trio+ with Trevor Hall at Garfield Park this season, too!

Brought to you by:
Eskenazi Health
Sun King Brewery
Tito’s Handmade Vodka
Old Forester
Don Julio Tequila
Captain Morgan
Hope Plumbing
Indy Parks and Recreation
Eskew Law, LLC
MOKB Presents

Tags: Live Music, Greensky Bluegrass, MOKB Presents, Garfield Park



Thu, Sep 19, 2019 5:30 PM - Thu, Sep 19, 2019 9:00 PM @ Garfield Park Conservatory - Indy Parks and Recreation

Enjoy an evening in the Sunken Garden with the Garfield Brewery and The Original Swayzee Hand Breaded Tenderloin.

Visitors can enjoy live music, lawn games, and a chance to stroll through the historic Sunken Garden. Feel free to bring a blanket and/or lawn chairs. Live music will be curated by the O’Boyz (Kevin O’Mara and Paul Burris), featuring special guest Ray Hoskins Music. Join us for a special Story Slam event sponsored by Storytelling Arts of Indiana. See below for more details and performance schedule.

Admission is free. Children and leashed dogs are welcome. (Dogs will not be allowed inside the Conservatory.)

Food and drinks will be available for sale. Outside food and drinks not permitted.

Storytelling Arts of Indiana presents an Indy Story Slam at Garfield Park during the Biergarten
September 19, 2019 from 6:00 – 7:30 p.m., FREE
Theme: Neighborhood Stories
Tell a true, first-person story based on the theme (interpreted broadly or narrowly) and a panel of judges selected from the audience will award prizes to the best three. Celestine Bloomfield is hosting.

5:30-6pm – Live Music
6-7:30pm – Story Slam
7:30-9 pm – Live Music

Tags: Ray Hoskins Music, live music, lawn games, and a chance to stroll through the historic Sunken Garden



Thu, Sep 19, 2019 6:00 PM - Thu, Sep 19, 2019 9:00 PM @ Green Men Art Gallery

We want to hear your ideas. We want you to hear ours. Come collaborate on the Indianapolis Arts & Music scene.

Tags: Green Men Art Gallery, collaboration, think tank, scene building, art and music



Thu, Sep 19, 2019 6:30 PM - Thu, Sep 19, 2019 8:00 PM @ Newfields

One person is killed with a gun in Indiana every 10 hours. Worldwide, 40,000 people died last year from gun violence. Three million American children witness an act of gun violence each year. Enough is enough.

Gun violence is a disease. But there is a cure.

The work of Cure Violence, founded by a former chief of the World Health Organization, is guided by a clear understanding that violence is a public health crisis and has been replicated worldwide in New York City, New Orleans, San Pedro Sula, Honduras; Cape Town, South Africa; and Juarez, Mexico.

Marcus McAllister, incarcerated for over a decade, is the international trainer for Cure Violence, an organization changing the way cities think about gun violence, and, in the process, curing urban gun-related violence.

Early Bird $35 (through August 31)
General Admission $50
General Admission + Dinner hosted by Open Table $250

The Patachou Foundation fight childhood hunger in Indianapolis by providing scratch-made meals to hungry kids and teaching them transferable skills and healthy habits that will last a lifetime. The Patachou Foundation hosts a dynamic speaker each year to inspire local conversations and initiate solutions for Indianapolis. The Speakers Forum raises funds to support the work of The Patachou Foundation and sparks a community conversation about creating scalable change. For more information on our work, visit

Proceeds from every ticket will provide scratch-made meals to hungry kids in Indianapolis.

Tags: Taft presents An Evening with Marcus McAllister of Cure Violence Benefitting The Patachou Foundation



Thu, Sep 19, 2019 6:30 PM - Thu, Sep 19, 2019 8:30 PM @ Carmel Clay Public Library
Join us on Thurs. Sept 19, 6:30 p.m. for the screening of WFYI film “Courage, Brains and Muscle: Our Environmental Champions.”  This engaging and uplifting documentary features Ms Judy O’Bannon traveling our state in search of environmental champions.  Judy was Indiana’s much loved “First Lady” during husband Frank O’Bannon’s governorship from 1997-2003.  Judy’s co-worker on the film and friend, Dr. Carol Johnston, will be with us in person to give us insights into the film and Indiana’s progress in caring for the environment.

Judy O’Bannon has travelled the world, and especially every corner of Indiana.  Wherever she goes, she often brings a video camera to capture the wonderful work people from all walks of life are doing to build up their communities.  She has co-produced (with Gary Harrison) some 78 documentaries, which have earned three regional Emmy awards.  She has also hosted the long-running WFYI series, “Communities Building Community.  Their latest documentary, “Courage, Brains, and Muscle: Indiana’s Environmental Champions,” has been nominated for yet another regional Emmy.

Throughout her life, Judy has served in a variety of leadership roles and received a host of honors and recognitions.  She was First Lady of Indiana for seven years.  She has been involved in numerous historic preservation projects, both nationally and in Indiana, and worked with the Indiana Main Street council to revitalize downtown districts.

Judy graduated Phi Beta Kappa from Indiana University with a bachelor’s degree in social work. Selected as a Rockefeller Theological Scholar, she was the first woman to attend the Louisville Presbyterian Theological Seminary.

Dr. Carol Johnston has taught environmental theology and ethics at Christian Theological Seminary since 1991.  She has worked for ecojustice for over thirty years, including serving on the original Ecojustice Task Force of the Presbyterian Church (USA) and locally on the board of Growing Places Indy.  Most recently she served as technical advisor for the documentary, “Courage, Brains, and Muscle: Indiana’s Environmental Champions.”

She is the author of the booklet, “And the Leaves of the Tree are for the Healing of the Nations:  Biblical and Theological Foundations for Ecojustice” (available online), and of The Wealth or Health of Nations: Transforming Capitalism From Within.” She has taught adult-education courses in a wide variety of churches and lectured as far afield as Singapore on issues of economics and environment, justice, the Bible and nature, and the public roles of churches.

Johnston received her Ph.D. degree from Claremont Graduate School in California, M.Div. from Union Theological Seminary in New York City; and her A.B., Phi Beta Kappa, from Kalamazoo College.



There are so many things you can do to be an environmental champion at home, work, school, and place of worship!

Learn about how you can do your part through composting.  Green_with_IndyGreen With Indy, a local green business, will share the do’s and don’ts of composting. Green with Indy was formed in Indianapolis in 2009 and began as curbside compostable waste collection. GWI pioneered composting in Indianapolis and handles commercial and residential waste.


Tags: screening of WFYI film “Courage, Brains and Muscle: Our Environmental Champions”, Carmel Green Initiative



Thu, Sep 19, 2019 6:30 PM - Thu, Sep 19, 2019 8:30 PM @ Rabble Coffee

Meet up style class. Come share & learn ways to live your best life single! The focus is ultimately Self Love.

Plum Virtu is a visual artist, Creative Project Coordinator, Author & Mother with a passion for encouraging others to reach their fullest potential . She is a Near-Eastside resident always seeking to connect with interesting people.

Barter Items: acrylic paints (any), acrylic paint brushes (new or used), make up brushes, any craft supplies & decorative paper (any)

Tags: style class, appearance, fashion, makeup, self love, How-To, workshop, class, Barter School Indy



Thu, Sep 19, 2019 6:30 PM - Thu, Sep 19, 2019 8:30 PM @ 16 Park Community Center

The Build is a movement of art & culture led by Indianapolis artists coming together to share ideas and resources to sustain and grow their creative work. Come and discuss your experience and thoughts on the current and future state of the Indy music/art community.Event is cohosted by Indy artists Stacia Moon, Maurice Broaddus and Sean Stuart.

Tags: movement of art & culture led by Indianapolis artists coming together to share ideas and resources to sustain and grow their creative work



Thu, Sep 19, 2019 8:00 PM - Thu, Sep 19, 2019 1:00 AM @ Old National Centre

Sale Dates and Times:

Public Onsale : Tue, 20 Aug 2019 at 04:30 PM

Neil Young Presale : Fri, 9 Aug 2019 at 10:00 AM

Tags: Neil Young, Live Music, Legendary



Thu, Sep 19, 2019 8:00 PM - Thu, Sep 19, 2019 11:00 PM @ Healer

a STACKED BILL at Healer get ready to go CRaZyYYYY

The Orchard Keepers

Grandma’s Boys

Positive Self Talk

Juniper Douglas Is a music and theater performance company. In 2019 they have toured off of their studio album playing over 65 shows of “Error to Introspection”, a story boarded album performed with a 4 piece live band and actor. They are back on the road again this fall with a new piece called “3221” performed as a duo by Juniper Douglas’s curators Zeke Erickson and Yvonne Mont Martin.

In the year 3221 human beings have over the millennium evolved to become something new: The Darling Species. In recent research by the Darling Species, Homo-Sapien data has been found for upload. Under Law 5325, it is required that any information, objects, or data found by the Darling Species, or it’s people must be displayed and experimented on publicly. It is up to the public to vote on weather or not the new information displayed will be beneficial to all living things on the planet: Earth.

Tags: Live Music, The Orchard Keepers, Grandma’s Boys, Positive Self Talk, Juniper Douglas, Live Music, Art, Healer



Fri, Sep 20, 2019 11:00 AM - Fri, Sep 20, 2019 3:00 PM @ Indiana State House

On September 20th, three days before the UN Climate Summit in NYC, young people and adults will strike all across the US and world to demand transformative action be taken to address the climate crisis.

We want to answer the young people’s call to take action and ensure lives of opportunity for them and generations to come.

We are inviting people from Indianapolis and from Indiana to join us for a peaceful protest and a show of solidarity, love and caring with and for our children and for all the children of the world, of all species.

Let’s demand urgent action from decision-makers to solve the climate crisis in our city, our state, our country and the world. Let’s make September 20th, 2019 the day humanity turned things around and put itself and the whole biosphere on a sustainable path.


Rally Schedule (tentative):

Please note that we will adapt the schedule to the goals and expectations of our local partner organizations.

We will gather at the Indiana Statehouse on the South Lawn at 11:00 am for a rally. Please bring signs with messages of your choice or use for inspiration the following:

Art Kit

Speakers and details will follow soon.

A delegation will be selected to deliver to the governor and the legislature a copy of the US Youth Climate Strike platform.

Youth Climate Strike Platform

To end our protest, a small delegation will go to the offices of Senator Todd Young and Senator Mike Braun and deliver a copy of the platform.

The event is rain or shine, but we will adapt our schedule if the weather makes it difficult to be outside for three hours.

Please do your best to make this event fossil-free, if at all possible, and share with all of participants your solution for that day, so we can amplify it and make our city fossil free.

Please contact us for any questions and suggestions you might have. If you would like to help as a volunteer, please let us know. We are grateful and happy to be with you on September 20th, 2019.

Tags: 350 Indiana – Indianapolis, US Climate Strike, March, Protest, Action, Climate, Activism, Social Justice



Sat, Sep 21, 2019 8:30 AM - Sat, Sep 21, 2019 10:30 AM @ The Virginia B. Fairbanks Art and Nature Park: 100 Acres

NOTE: Our rain location is always the Indianapolis Zen Center at 37th and Washington.


7:45am Walk in the park
8:30am Yoga
9:30am Break
9:40-ish am Meditation
10:10am Mindful Listening Dyads
10:20am Discussion

Stay for whatever parts you want.
Please bring drinking water. There is none available in the 100 Acres.

Hi Everyone:

Bring your mat, come as you are, and join me on the soft grass under the tall trees and gentle breeze of The Virginia B. Fairbanks Art & Nature Park: 100 Acres at Newfields (formerly the Indianapolis Museum of Art). Our rain location is always the Indianapolis Zen Center at 37th and Washington.

I lead a supportive, light-hearted practice of exploration. Through postures, you will learn how to listen to what your body is telling you, how to adjust yourself to find Interesting Sensation, and how breathing interacts with movement. Weight balance, tension, compression, stretch, cause and effect, and what you’re thinking and feeling at any given moment become clear.

Every (type of) body is welcome. You don’t need to be a gymnast to get something out of this.

DIRECTIONS TO THE 100 ACRES PARKING LOT,-86.1889047/@39.827376,-86.1904282,18z/data=!4m2!4m1!3e0

You can only access the 100 Acres parking lot from westbound 38th St. Take the “White River Parkway East” exit. If you are coming from I-65/W. 38th St, make a U-turn at the main museum entrance. White River Parkway East is the first exit between Newfields and I-65.

Our spot is near the “Stratum Pier”. Enter the park from the lot with the basketball court sculpture. Walk towards the pond. Turn left at the swings and right at Funky Bones. Our spot is right in front of the viewfinders.

Yes, the class is free. I in no way make any money from doing this. I’m just doing my small part to hold space for people to come together as friends, learn to get out of our heads and see the wisdom right in front of our faces.

Please be generous towards Second Helpings to help them transform lives in Indianapolis through the power of food. Volunteers there prepare over 4,000 hot meals a day from donated fresh food, deliver those meals at no charge to over 80 local agencies, and provide no-charge culinary job training and job placement.

About Me:

My name is Tony Wiederhold.

My life’s work is helping people to find inner-kindness and healing through facilitating both Inner Work and Outer Work: contemplative practices and group volunteer service.

My teaching is informed by what I’ve learned from years of meditation practice and working through my own stuff while going to a job Monday through Friday, living in the world, and encountering a lot of hurt people, injustice, and cruelty.

You can find me at the Indianapolis Zen Center ( most Monday, Wednesday, and Friday mornings for 6:45am meditation.

What I’ve learned from practicing:

1) We need each other and we need to stop hurting each other.
2) Hurt people hurt people. Cruelty comes from pain and propagates. Recognizing pain and creating conditions for wounds to heal in yourself and others is the way to stop this.
3) Kindness heals both the giver and the receiver.
4) Working for a more just, less cruel world is totally possible and totally worth doing.
5) There’s plenty of work to be done and it’s a lot of fun to work together to make the world better for everyone. I feel that working to create circumstances for people to heal and thrive is the whole point of living.

See you soon.

Tags: Second Helpings, donations, free yoga, 100 Acres



Sat, Sep 21, 2019 9:00 AM - Sat, Sep 21, 2019 12:30 PM @ Garfield Park Conservatory - Indy Parks and Recreation

Visit Indianapolis’s only Slow Food approved farmers market in historic Garfield Park! We feature sustainable, local food vendors, live music, and activities for kids. Garfield Park is located 10 minutes or less from downtown, Fountain Square, and southside neighborhoods.

GPFM is located near the tennis courts in Garfield Park. We are accessible during Shelby Street construction, and free parking is available.


Tags: Garfield Park Farmers Market



Sat, Sep 21, 2019 9:00 AM - Sat, Sep 21, 2019 1:00 PM @ The Reset Center


What is Trauma Informed Community Building Training?

Trauma informed community building, begins to define, discuss, and address trauma and the lasting impact it has on our communities. It explains why our communities (usually in urban areas) are having challenges with thriving. This model serves to assist community leaders and workers in recognizing the impact of “continual violence, poverty, historical structures of racism, and disenfranchisement” can do to a community (Collins, 2010). It also serves to identify proven strategies to promote community healing while promoting community building.

The We CANN BUILD (Build Up Informed Leaders for Development) is a set of workshops designed to improve the skills, knowledge and behaviors of those that work in a role that has direct contact with the community on a daily basis: such as (but not limited to) community organizers, community development staff, youth organizers, elected and appointed officials, neighborhood boards, nonprofit staff (especially in community outreach roles), city/county/state employees, first responders, health professionals and religious organizational staff and volunteers.

These six (6) impactful trainings will introduce models of trauma informed care and community building that assist in understanding its impact on youth, families, and communities. Working to understand why trauma can be a stumbling block for challenged communities and how being trauma informed can complement the efforts of asset-based community building approaches (ABCD). The trainings will uncover proven best practices and will evaluate community workers to identify individual trauma and discussing the possible impact that it may have on their work within the community. Lastly, engage participants in collaborative planning and result-based implementation strategies to meet the needs of the community.



September 14th – Caring for Our Community: Trauma and Trauma Informed Care
October 18th – 19th – Motivate: Participant Centered Interviewing Skills & Moving the Needle: Planning and Implementation for Sustainable Outcomes
November 9th – Future: Addressing Urban Youth Violence
November 16th – Unity in the Community: Successful Collaborations and Collaborative Principles
December 7th – Mindful Neighborhoods: Trauma Informed Community Building and Leadership

Community Action of Greater Indianapolis (CAGI) is honored to bring you “We CANN B.U.I.L.D.” learn more and support our work online at

Tags: Trauma Informed Community Building Training, Community Action of Greater Indianapolis (cagi), Kheprw Institute


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