Beginning today I’m offering a song to musicians everywhere who are disgusted by the inhumane treatment of refugees on our southern border.
These are dark times, times in need of voices raised in resistance. Today I humbly offer “This Side of Your Wall of Fear” to all those who’s hearts are heavy with compassion, or filled with righteous anger.
Please share this songs. The links below go to Spotify, where both Honky-Tonk and Country Gospel versions are streaming. They can also be downloaded at Amazon and Apple Music, Reverbnation and various other online services.
Musicians! Feel free to make your own arrangement. Rock it, swing it, make it Blues or whatever you like. How about Tejano? Reggae?
Keep the faith. Keep resisting!
Tags: This Side of Your Wall of Fear, Philadelphia Phil, streaming music
On June 20th, T1International and their KOI #insulin4all Chapter, Health Care Voter, and other health care advocates are gathering outside of Eli Lilly’s Headquarters at 2:00 PM to announce the launch of Affordable Insulin NOW, a new campaign demanding bold action to lower the cost of prescription drugs.
Pharmaceutical companies like Eli Lilly continue to prioritize corporate profits over patient lives—but enough is enough. Together, patients and activists are fighting back. The press conference will feature advocates telling their stories and laying out how people across the country are rising and mobilizing for their access to life-saving drugs. Please join us to call for action and show your support for patients living with diabetes.
Rosemary Enobakhare, Campaign Director of Health Care Voter
Taya Keeler, BSN, RN, Diabetes Educator, Diabetes Patient.
Sa’ra Skipper, Diabetes Patient. She has been forced to ration her insulin.
Nicole Smith-Holt, T1International’s Charity Ambassador. Her son passed away after rationing his insulin.
Fran Quigley, Director of the Health and Human Rights Clinic, Faith Leader, Lawyer.
Angela Lautner, Chapter Leader KOI (Kentucky, Ohio, Indianapolis)#insulin4all, Diabetes patient.
Tags: Affordable Insulin NOW, protest, demonstration, Eli Lilly, T1International
Join us for a free performance by world champion hoop dancer, Tony Duncan on our all terrain stage.
In the event of severe weather Tony Duncan will perform inside Indy Convergence at 2611 W Michigan.
NOTE: Indy Convergence is the severe weather location.
THIS EVENT IS LOCATED: Near North Belmont and White River PKWY… across from School 63
Tags: Tony Duncan, Hoop Dancer, Native American, Dance
Indy Convergence’s newest initiative is mobile, non-invasive, arts programming along the shores of the White River. A Rising Tide’s first season will feature five interdisciplinary, collaborative performances this summer. Each performance will be an unexpected adventure employing an all-terrain stage or floating stage to bring Indy audiences to the banks of the White River.
-June 20, 6pm Tony Ducan, internationally renowned hoop dancer followed by a nature hike. Who knows, you might just run into some of Indianapolis’ most talented artists enjoying an impromptu theatrical and music jam session
-July 19, 8pm “Sweet Palace Bistro”, our debut performance on the floating stage. The Palace and Sweet Poison Victim will light up the night with their soul, rock, and world beats
–August 30, 8pm “Strings, Reeds and a Flicker in the Woods” Forward Motion will be joined by The Fonseca Theatre Company and local professional dancers for a live collaborative performance in the woods.
September 28, 2pm “Down to the River” an afternoon of Bluegrass and Gospel following the annual White River Alliance Dragon Boat Races.
-October 5, 8pm “UnNamed Productions” Kick off fall with a staged reading of a new horror-thriller under the bridge.
A Rising Tide is made possible through an initial grant from the Nina Mason Pulliam Charitable Trust White River Fund and Reconnecting to Our Waterways, with additional support by the Arts Council and the City of Indianapolis. Tickets are available https://indyconvergence.ticketspice.com/arisingtide or www.indyconvergence.org/art
Only 50 tickets per performance are available.
These are outdoor events that require some walking. Attendees should wear shoes appropriate for walking, bring a chair or blanket for seating and bug spray! Each event is in a different location along the river. Attendees will be notified by email and/or phone call about the exact location the week of the show. This is largely due to changing river levels that affect each playing space. Please send all questions to [email protected]
Tags: Indy Convergence, arts programming along the shores of the White River, Tony Ducan, Sweet Palace Bistro, Dance, Live Music, Strings, Reeds and a Flicker in the Woods, Down to the River, UnNamed Productions
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. As always, there will be food, a live DJ, featured visual artist and a celebration of community.
Event is cohosted by Indy artists Diop Adisa, Stacia Moon, and Sean Stuart.
Tags: movement of art & culture, The Build, Kheprw Institute
Welcome to another night of Electronic Music at the Playground!!! For the evening’s entertainment and wonder we proudly present: Embral
embral is the duo of Adam Holquist (Erie, PA) and Charles Shriner (Indianapolis, IN).
Beginning in 2012, the pair have released three critically acclaimed studio albums, eight live albums and given over 100 live performances, first under their combined solo monikers of onewayness + dRachEmUsiK, and continuing from 2017 as embral. Their music is often improvised and draws influence from a variety of musical and non-musical sources.
A fourth studio album will be released Spring of 2019!
Special guest opening act:
Violet Housekid: https://soundcloud.com/midwest-telecom
$5 at the door ALL AGES WELCOME!
Beer, wine, and hard cider available for those 21+ w/valid ID
¡¡¡¡¡ATTENTION VENDORS AND ARTISTS!!!!!
Wall Space available to display your works for this event:
4×6′ steel grate with small table in front of it: $25
2 SPACES AVAILABLE
4×8′ steel grate with small table in front of it: $25
1 SPACE AVAILABLE
9×6′ steel wall with small table in front of it: $50
Send samples to [email protected]
Once approved you will receive a contract, and a link to pay and reserve your space.
Tags: embral, Adam Holquist, Charles Shriner, Live Music
Do you need a new, Next Economy Nest Egg?
Join LIFT Economy, The Sustainable Economies Law Center, Michael Shuman and Mat Sorensen to discuss how we can collectively leverage our retirement funds to fund local social enterprises.
Tags: nest egg, retirement, webinar, LIFT Economy, self-directed IRA
Katie L. Norman is an emerging Indianapolis artist whose work has been featured in exhibitions throughout the Midwest. She is an artist, community activist, mover and shaker. She graduated from Ball State University with a B.F.A in Drawing and a B.A. in Art History. She also received an award for Artistic Citizenship and Community Arts for her work with Muncie community leaders to organize art shows in non-traditional spaces. She founded Dynamo Art Exhibitions, a group of civically engaged artists that continue to create opportunities for artists in Indianapolis. She spends her days as the Arts and Events Coordinator for the Indianapolis International Airport and her evenings making art at her art Studio.
AD SPACE is Katie’s newest work being presented at Storage Space Gallery.
Tags: art, gallery, Katie L. Norman, Storage Space
DJ JAY DIFF + Omar Rashan + Mandog + PRECIOUS WILLIAMS + Will Clark + Allison Victoria Music + Baby Ebony + KIDD + Diop + Keenan Rhodes + Jamil Picture’Man Buchan
Still Shinin: The Documentary is a film narrative about the process of artists transforming their trauma into art. This documentary explores on how artists use their trauma to fuel their art, how the art heals their trauma, and how their art also empowers themselves and others. This larger narrative about the power of art as a form of healing was crafted through the lens of Diop’s own healing process while creating the album Still Shinin’. The artists also involved in the making of the album – Willis, Allison Victoria, Kidd, Baby Ebony – lend their personal narratives to highlight arts impact on their own lives and healing processes.
WATCH THE TRAILER: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zuu9igNCHuI
Event made possible by a grant from the Create Indy Fund of the City of Indianapolis – Government:
This documentary features:
– Will Clark (Willis) – Hip hop artist, vocalist, producer, musician, photographer and engineer. https://open.spotify.com/artist/3Kqb4QoGuwSRLVHEvdbjZz
– Allison Victoria – Vocalist and musician. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ySdvQ_0Zmnk
– Ebony Tubbs (Baby Ebony) – Hip hop artist and vocalist. https://open.spotify.com/artist/145ZZ1w4L17lNUIkaXKO86
– Aaron Handley (Kidd) – Hip hop artist and filmmaker. https://soundcloud.com/kidsofthesky
– Diop Adisa – Hip hop artist and producer. http://diopmusic.com/
Documentary Co-Directed by:
Jamil Picture’Man Buchan
Visual Artist | Graphic Designer | Illustrator | 2 and 3-Dimensional Contemporary Fine Arts
I am a detail-oriented and conscientious visual artist who is accessible to the public, with the ability to create customized art pieces on a commissioned basis. As a creative and disciplined graphic designer who meets deadlines and budgets, I collaborate with private and commercial clients to produce their vision which communicates ideas that inform, inspire, and/or captivate consumers with compelling results.
Contact: [email protected]
Mandog, Nicholas Mandog Smith
Producer | Visual Artist | DJ
Visual Artist | Graphic Designer | Gamer
Email: [email protected]
Tags: Precious Williams, Mandog, Omar Rashan, Jamil Picture’Man Buchan, Keenan Rhodes, Will Clark, Allison Victoria, Ebony Tubbs, documentary, film screening, local
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.
OUR MISSION IS TO SUPPORT LOCAL, SUSTAINABLE FARMERS AND PRODUCERS WHILE CREATING A GATHERING PLACE FOR COMMUNITY INTERACTIONS.
Tags: Garfield Park Farmers Market
This workshop will equip existing team leaders, new team leaders, and interested participants with the training, tools, recruitment strategies, templates, and network that will lead to a successful Solarize initiative.Training is open to all interested in founding or supporting a Solarize Team.When: June 22nd (Registration, 10-10:30AM)Where: Englewood Christian Church 57 N Rural St, Indianapolis, IN 46201, USAhttps://forms.gle/oREMvapTRqVNoS7t9
Tags: solar panel installation training and advocacy, Solarize
Located on three hidden acres in the middle of urban Indianapolis, Red Barn Arts Collective is an Irvington-based 501 (c) 3 non profit that supports the arts in our communities by providing low-cost studio, classroom, and outdoor space to full-time artists, arts educators, and performance artists.
Emphasis on AFFORDABLE. We don’t plan to contribute to the starving of the artists. Studio fees will be as low as they can possibly go and are only for covering the cost of utilities. Jamie Willis and Deb Kent are committed to creating a nurturing, supportive and affordable environment for community artists.
(Like our page here: https://www.facebook.com/RedBarnArtsCollective/?modal=admin_todo_tour)
Seven full-time artists will have studio space in the barn. The already-finished classroom space is available now for workshops and classes. Jamie Locke treated us to a preview of her upcoming glass etching class and it was AWESOME!! Dave Nice is planning art classes for teens and homeschool groups plus special events such as Beer and Comics, Dave’s answer to ladies’ Wine and Canvas. Our eight cats and four dogs will be thrilled to know that Rita Spalding is planning a pet portraits workshop this summer!
Priority One is to make the barn ready for studios: getting the metal roof water-tight, insulating, amping up the electric service, installing climate control. If you’ve got skills, we’d love the help. Hoping to make this a community barn-raising, so to speak, attracting as much volunteer help as possible.
With studio artists lined up and classes underway, it’s time to think about the great outdoors. Jamie Locke‘s planning singing and drum circles. Personally, I’d be thrilled to have Irish and bluegrass bands practicing and performing out in the back 40. As for theatre, can you imagine a Midsummer Night’s Dream among the trees? Shakespeare in the park, community theatre, children’s theatre. Contact me if you’re interested in starting something. [email protected]
Tags: local artists, handmade and vintage vendors, a food truck, music, kid’s activities, and much more, fundraiser
Food Justice Workshop Featuring Corey McDaniel aka the Food Architect
Discussion on Combatting Food Insecurity
Live Food Demo
Free to All. RSVP at tinyurl.com/foodsalon2
Tags: Discussion on Combatting Food Insecurity, Live Food Demo, Recipe Sharing
Fountain Square Brewing Co. Presents:
Among Authors w/ EG Vines
$7 at the door
After playing Virginia Avenue Music Fest in May, Seattle art-rock band Among Authors will be returning to Indianapolis to perform on June 22nd at Square Cat Vinyl as part of their ‘I AM BECOME’ national tour having just come off a performance on NPR’s Tiny Desk a few days prior.
Tags: Among Authors, EG Vines, Live Music, Square Cat Vinyl, Fountain Square Brewing Co. Presents
#SATURDAY | June, 22nd
Doors @ 8PM / Show @ 9PM
$3 ~ 21+
NAP DNB / OBTUSE
bringing you the underground sounds of
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~ ~ ~ drum n’ bass
DJ Hollow Point | NAP DNB
Slender Dan | OBTUSE
Antik One B2B I:Machine | NAP DNB
D. Strange | OBTUSE
RinTin | NAP DNB
DJ Shaw Shank | OBTUSE
Tags: NAP DNB, OBTUSE, DJ Hollow Point, Slender Dan, Antik One B2B I:Machine, D. Strange, RinTin, DJ Shaw Shank, Live Music, EDM, DnB
Join us for a discussion with leaders at foundations and philanthropic institutions who are looking critically at their role in creating a more equitable future. Panelists will discuss the following questions and then we will open it up for Q&A and discussion:
- How do you define wealth?
- What are some of the challenges you see in these particular spaces (i.e. foundations) to make the future more equitable?
- What do you see as the role foundations play in creating a more racially equitable future? How are they changing their practices? What are they doing differently?
- What is not being talked about in the foundation’s role in achieving wealth equity?
The event title comes from Edgar Villanueva’s book Decolonizing Wealth: Indigenous Wisdom to Heal Divides and Restore Balance. It is a recommended read. Click here for an interview with the author: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2x0X-AHVydo
Tamara Winfrey-Harris – Central Indiana Community Foundation
Tamara Winfrey-Harris has more than 15 years in not-for-profit management and a proven track record of building strong, efficient and innovative teams. She is a nationally-known writer, thought leader and speaker on race, gender and social justice. She joined CICF in 2016 as vice president of marketing and communications. Prior to CICF, Winfrey-Harris provided counsel for cultural organizations, such as Indianapolis’ Eiteljorg Museum of American Indians and Western Art and the Museum of Science and Industry in Chicago; and consumer companies, including Quaker Oats Company, Georgia-Pacific, the Sara Lee Foundation, the Milk Mustache Campaign, McDonald’s Corporation and others. Tamara is also a nationally-renowned writer and speaker, focusing on issues of race and gender and their intersection with politics, pop culture and current events. Her work has been published in The New York Times, Cosmopolitan, Ms. magazine and other media. She is the author of the award-winning book, The Sisters Are Alright: Changing the Broken Narrative of Black Women in America (Berrett-Koehler 2015) and has been invited to speak on issues of race and diversity at universities across the country, including The Ohio State University, Northern Arizona University and Princeton University.
Learn more: https://www.cicf.org/
Kim Williams-Pulfer currently serves as the Postdoctoral Research Appointee for the Mays Family Institute at the Indiana University Lilly Family School of Philanthropy. As a part of her appointment, she also works with the Office of the Vice President for Diversity, Equity, and Multicultural Affairs at Indiana University.
Kim earned her Ph.D. candidate in Philanthropic Studies at Indiana University Lilly Family School of Philanthropy. She also holds a B.A. in Psychology from Taylor University and an M.A in English from Butler University as well as a graduate certificate in nonprofit management from IUPUI’s School of Public and Environmental Affairs.
Her dissertation project entitled, “Get Involved: Stories of The Postcolonial Black Middle Class and The Development of Civil Society” focuses on the relationship between cultural identity and civil society formation within the Caribbean. Specifically, she addresses the role of race, gender and class and its influence on developing civil society within the Caribbean, specifically in the Bahamas, utilizing interviews, participant observation, archival documents, and cultural texts. Kim received the Indiana University President’s Diversity Dissertation Fellowship in 2017 as well as other awards such as the Gene Temple Fellowship and Hearst Fellowship.
Kim was born and raised in Nassau, Bahamas, and she currently resides in Indianapolis with her husband, and her three children.
Jasmine Haywood – Lumina Foundation
Jasmine Haywood leads Lumina’s work around the metrics, learning, and evaluation of Lumina’s direct work and the outcomes of that work on making progress toward the goal. She also works on quality assurance and faculty engagement in postsecondary education.
Jasmine earned her master’s and Ph.D. in higher education and student affairs from Indiana University. Most recently, she was a visiting faculty member in the Department of Educational Leadership at Indiana State University. Prior to joining ISU, she was the Managing Editor for the International Journal of Qualitative Studies in Education (QSE); a research assistant at IUPUI’s Center for Urban and Multicultural Education; and an admissions counselor at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. Jasmine has published peer-reviewed scholarship in the areas of Latino students in higher education, microaggressions, and faculty of color. She was named a 2016 Ebony Magazine Power 100 honoree and awarded the IU Neal-Marshall Alumni Club Standard Bearer Award. Jasmine is a native New Yorker and enjoys exploring the Indianapolis food scene with her husband and son.
Learn more: https://www.luminafoundation.org/
Asli Mwaafrika – Kheprw Institute (Moderator)
Asli Mwaafrika is a senior at Shortridge High School and one of interns at the Kheprw Institute. The Kheprw Institute is a non-for profit, youth ran, community organization that focuses on community empowerment through self mastery. Kheprw is made up of many different initiatives. Asli works in the Marketing department of the center. She contributes to a monthly youth newsletter, and is one of the youth involved in the collaborative work of the CJA (Climate Justice Alliance) along with facilitating community forums. For over 6 years, Asli, enjoys the work she does. She believes that seeing change in her community will lead to the change in communities on a global scale.
Imhotep Adisa – Kheprw Institute (Moderator)
Imhotep Adisa is the Executive Director of the Kheprw Institute, a non-profit organization focused on youth development in Indianapolis, IN. For more than 30 years, he has dedicated his life to working to address issues of equity in both the public and private sectors. In addition to building the Kheprw Institute from the ground up, Imhotep spent nine years in public education in various capacities that involved training, facilitation, technology and administration. After leaving this arena, he started and ran a successful business enterprise for more than a decade. Imhotep’s primary emphasis has been and continues to be developing the leadership capacity of young people through engaging them in community building and community empowerment.
Tags: discussion, decolonizing wealth, Kheprw Institute
Join us for our monthly vegetarian potluck, to learn about Citizens’ Climate Lobby Indianapolis, and to tap into all the incredible work we are doing to respond to climate change!
Because much of our team is in Washington D.C. this Monday, we’ll be delaying our monthly meeting until the third Monday of the month, June 17th. It has been a month packed with events, which I can’t wait for us to talk about together. Dr. Shi-Ling Hsu, author of “A case for a Carbon Tax” will be our monthly speaker.
Tags: Citizens’ Climate Lobby Indianapolis, June Vegetarian Potluck and Gathering
Many of us know what a sustainable food system would look like. It would be local, fueled by renewable energy, based on regenerative agriculture, and produce enough to keep communities healthy without egregious waste. Join us to discuss best practices, key leverage points, and individual actions that will help actualize sustainable food systems that can operate effectively and efficiently without fossil fuels. Dr. Jason Bradford, author of The Future is Rural, and our panel of esteemed leaders, thinkers, and activists will consider how rural, urban, and suburban communities would be impacted by adopting truly sustainable food systems and how each of us can help create them.
Gail Taylor is the owner/ operator of Three Part Harmony Farm. A long-time resident of the DC area, Taylor has worked as an organizer and social justice activist focusing on Latin America solidarity (internationally) and affordable housing issues (locally.) She has been farming organically since 2005. Three Part Harmony Farm is a project that was born out of a community-led visioning process that began in 2011. In 2015, she was featured as one of Fifty+ under 50: Innovative leaders transforming metro DC’s food system. She is a member of the Seed Keeper’s Collective, Ecohermanas, and co-founder of Community Farming Alliance.
Jason Bradford is a co-founder of Farmland LP, a farmland management fund implementing organic and mixed crop and livestock systems, where he worked until early 2018. He is the Board President for Post Carbon Institute, sits on the Economic Development Advisory Board for Corvallis and Benton County, and serves as an advisor for the OregonFlora Project based at Oregon State University. Jason is the author of the popular report, The Future is Rural: Food System Adaptations to the Great Simplification.
Reginaldo (Regi) Haslett-Marroquin
Regi is the President and CEO of the Regenerative Agriculture Alliance, Co-Owner and Co-Founder of Regeneration Farms LLC. and Tree-Range™ Chicken, and author of In the Shadow of Green Man: My Journey from Poverty and Hunger to Food Security and Hope. At the Regenerative Agriculture Alliance, his focus is on the development of multi-level strategies for building regenerative food and agriculture systems that deliver social, economic and ecological benefits. Regi is currently a board member with Conservation Corps of Minnesota and Iowa, founding and steering committee member of Regeneration International, and an Advisory Board member for the Savanna Institute. In August of 2018, Regi was awarded one of the prestigious lifetime Ashoka Fellowships for pioneering the work on Regenerative Poultry.
Join us on June 26th at 11:00 am PDT for an honest, interactive conversation with an engaging panel of experts, thinkers, and activists to discuss what we can do as individuals and community groups to reshape our food system to be healthy and sustainable for the long term.
DATE AND TIME:
June 26, 2019
11:00 AM PDT
2:00 PM EDT
6:00 PM GMT
Online webinar, a link will be emailed to you following checkout.
Funds raised from the event will support Post Carbon Institute’s efforts to inspire, educate, and support many more people to respond with urgency and boldness to the defining challenges of our time.
An early registration minimum donation of $20 will give you access to our live, online event as well as a recording of the event as soon as it’s available. Can’t make it to the live event? Donate a minimum of $20 and we’ll send you a link to the recording that you can access whenever is most convenient for you.
Every donation makes it possible for us to offer inspiring events like this one. Please consider giving an additional gift today so we can continue to create opportunities like this in the future.
Tags: local food, farming, gardening, food security, webinar, Post Carbon Institute
Join us every Wednesday for Food and Fun! We’ll have something for everyone!
For more information or to register as a vendor contact:
Tags: Farmers Market, West Side, Crooked Creek
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This is an info session for entrepreneurs who are interested in joining the Hobby2Enterprise Entrepreneurial Series, an entrepreneurship education program of Edna Martin Christian Center. You will receive 1:1 business and financial coaching, business development training and access the relationships and resources to launch or grow your small business. You will also join a cohort of passionate entrepreneurs that come together on monthly to network, meet established entrepreneurs and learn from engaging hands-on workshops led by Scarabys Consulting.
It is for people who want to turn their passion into a sustainable business enterprise and established entrepreneurs who want to take their business to the next level. Our vision is to support entrepreneurs in our community to create economic opportunity from the ground up.
Edna Martin Christian Center, Community Room
2605 E 25th St, Indianapolis, IN 46218
Tags: Hobby2Enterprise Entrepreneurial Series, Edna Martin Christian Center, Kheprw Institute