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United Nations Decade On Ecosystem Restoration 2021-2030

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Thu, Oct 21, 2021 9:00 AM - Thu, Oct 21, 2021 11:00 AM @ Online Event

To eradicate deforestation and ecosystem conversion from supply chains, companies and financial institutions need a clear blueprint and effective tools for action.

The Deforestation Risk Toolset comprises three publicly available resources – Global Forest Watch Pro (GFW Pro), Trase and the Accountability Framework – that enable organizations to act confidently to meet market and stakeholder expectations.

Join the Deforestation Risk Toolset participants for a practical introductory webinar on how to use the Toolset to make measurable progress towards achieving deforestation and conversion-free supply chains and report progress to stakeholders.

Mars will also join us to share industry perspectives in a panel discussion, moderated by Innovation Forum.


Pedro Amaral, Senior Sustainability Manager at Mars Global Petcare
Anne Rosenbarger, Global Engagement Manager at World Resources Institute
Leah Samberg, Scientist, Global Policy at Rainforest Alliance
Helen Bellfield, Policy Director, Trase Lead at Global Canopy
Moderated by Ian Welsh, Director at Innovation Forum

21 October 2021

Tags: conservation, nonprofit, Global Forest Watch, sustainability, social justice, Climate Change



Thu, Oct 21, 2021 11:00 AM - Thu, Oct 21, 2021 12:30 PM @ Online Event

Cooperative Coffees, in partnership with The Chain Collaborative, is excited to invite you to this event! In the coffee industry, the potential for carbon capture and carbon neutrality has gained considerable attention in recent years. This three-part webinar series is designed to contribute to the conversation by highlighting the science behind carbon-smart agriculture, the tools already in place for carbon measurement, and the opportunities for scaling carbon-neutral or net-zero approaches throughout the value stream.

The Series:
Oct. 21, 2021 From Climate-Smart to Carbon-Smart Agriculture
Nov. 4, 2021 Tools for Carbon-Smart Agriculture
Nov. 18, 2021 Scaling Carbon Solutions

Panelists & Moderator for the October 21st webinar:
Cristian Dubon – Founding Member, Board of Directors, COMSA
Michael King – Owner, Bean North Roasting Company
Dr. Cinzia Fissore – Associate Professor, Whittier College
Philip Schierning – Account Management, Soil and More Impacts
Monika Firl (Moderator) – Director of Sustainability, Cooperative Coffees

We hope you will join us!

You can choose to attend one or more of the following webinars.
Oct 21, 2021 11:00 AM
Nov 4, 2021 11:00 AM
Nov 18, 2021 11:00 AM

Tags: Coffee Cooperatives, nonprofit, carbon-smart agriculture



Thu, Oct 21, 2021 12:00 PM - Thu, Oct 21, 2021 1:30 PM @ Online Event

Residencies: Creative Potential & Practical Strategies
Tarrah Krajnak, Hannah Frieser, Charles Guice, and Mary Goodwin
Thursday, October 21, 2021, 12PM EST (Noon)
 / 9AM Pacific
Free and open to the public

Registration required

To register for the talk and receive a Zoom link, please click here.

Tarrah Krajnak, artist, Hannah Frieser, Executive Director of the Center of Photography at Woodstock, Charles Guice, art advisor, curator, writer, and mentor, and Mary Goodwin, director at Aurora PhotoCenter, will discuss the creative potential of residencies, both for artists and the institutions that sponsor them, as well as practical strategies for when, where, and how to engage a residency.

Tarrah Krajnak will share the importance of residencies in her work and career, starting with her first collaborative residency at Center of Photography at Woodstock in 2008, up through her latest residency at Herron in 2021. As an integral part of the residency program at CPW, and formerly at Light Work, Hannah Frieser has years of experience building residency programs and helping artists maximize their residency time. Charles Guice has advised and mentored many artists in various stages of their careers, helping them to seek the right opportunities for the right time and project. Mary Goodwin will host and moderate the conversation, as well as talk about the value of residencies in Aurora’s programming.



Tarrah Krajnak ( was born in Lima, Peru in 1979. She is currently based in Los Angeles. Krajnak was awarded the Jury Prize of the Louis Roederer Discovery Award at Les Rencontres d’Arles in June 2021 and most recently the 2021 Hariban Award Grand Prize, Kyoto, Japan. She is also a recipient of the Dorothea Lange-Paul Taylor Prize by the Center for Documentary Studies at Duke University. Her first monograph of the project El Jardín De Senderos Que Se Bifurcan was published with DAIS books in May 2021. Krajnak is represented by Galerie Thomas Zander. (Photo by Tarrah Krajnak)


Photo by Charles Guice

Hannah Frieser ( is the Executive Director for the Center for Photography at Woodstock, where she curates group and solo exhibitions for CPW’s diverse, year-around programs. She works closely with artists and writers in CPW’s residency program, Woodstock AIR. Founded in 1999, the program is dedicated to BIPOC artists in the context of social justice. For nine years, Hannah was Director of Light Work, a photographic arts organization with exhibition and residency programs in Syracuse, New York. At Light Work she curated major exhibitions with Suzanne Opton, Adam Magyar, Barry Anderson and other major contemporary photographers. Hannah’s essays have been featured in publications and monographs, such as Contact Sheet, Exposure, and Nueva Luz. (Photo by Charles Guice)



Charles Guice is an art advisor, curator, mentor, and writer. An accomplished arts professional conversant in the diverse role of photography, he has been instrumental in advancing the careers of numerous leading contemporary visual artists, such as Erika Diettes, Hank Willis Thomas, and Carrie Mae Weems. As a gallerist, Guice placed works in prominent private and public collections throughout the United States and abroad, including The Brooklyn Museum; The J. Paul Getty Museum; and The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston. A co-founder of Converging Perspectives (, an online initiative promoting timely, critical, and in-depth discussion of contemporary photography from an international perspective, Guice has written articles and essays for publications such as B&W, Contact Sheet, and Nueva Luz, and on a number of artists. He has served on the Boards of Trustees for The California College of the Arts and The Museum of The African Diaspora, and was a founding member of the nominating committee for the Aperture West Book Prize. A former healthcare executive, Guice has curated exhibitions varying in scope, and he was a principal, managing director, and co-curator for Photo Miami. (Photo by Doug Menuez)



Mary Goodwin is co-founder and director of Aurora PhotoCenter. She is the publisher at Waltz Books, a photobook publishing company with a focus on the relationship between the photographic image and the book format. Her photographic practice depicts the land as a site of memory, culture, and politics. Goodwin holds an MFA in Photography from the University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, where she also acquired a love of chilis, both red and green. Her writing about photography has appeared in photoeye booklist, f-stop magazine, and the Contact Sheet Annual. As the former Associate Director at Light Work in Syracuse, New York, she curated exhibitions by Deana Lawson, Yolanda del Amo, and Stephen Chalmers, among other artists. Mary loves to talk about photobooks, and she has led a series of book talks, with artists, publishers, and designers, for Aurora in addition to her curatorial and administrative duties.


Tags: Art, photography, nonprofit, Aurora Photocenter



Thu, Oct 21, 2021 12:00 PM - Thu, Oct 21, 2021 1:30 PM @ Online Event

Grameen Foundation, along with several on-the-ground partners, has created a fresh approach to ending poverty: Pairing digital financial services with women’s empowerment.

Join representatives from Grameen Foundation, HealthKeepers Network, Ghana Developing Communities Association, and RISE Ghana for a conversation on how we are deploying Community Agents to connect their villages to the global economy—and create a sustainable, prosperous future.

Tags: nonprofit, Grameen Foundation, social justice, ending poverty



Thu, Oct 21, 2021 6:00 PM - Thu, Oct 21, 2021 9:00 PM @ Needler's Fresh Market 320 N New Jersey St Indianapolis, IN 46204

Step through the looking glass with us at Lockerbie Movie Night! Box Burger food truck and Sun King Brewery will help fill your bellys. Sound artists Landon Caldwell and Mark Tester will stimulate your ears with a live soundtrack to Czech director and stop-motion animator Jan Svankmajer’s “Alice.” Loosely based on the the classic Alice in Wonderland story, the colors and proportions are dreamlike and lucid — even more so than one might imagine, and the pace in which it moves is both enchanting and perplexing. Svankmajer calls it a children’s film, but any adult would be equally as entertained by the strangeness of it all.

In Svankmajer’s “Alice,” the main character switches back and forth between being a human and a doll. And there’s no shortage of weird little details that make you cringe: rats that decide to camp out on Alice’s head and start a bonfire, socks that function as worms and crawl in and out of the wooden floors, animal creatures collaged out of bones, metal and scarps who try to trap Alice into a closet full of creepy, crawly things.

About Landon Caldwell & Mark Tester: Caldwell & Tester are Indianapolis based artists, musicians, composers, and producers. Their duo work explores various niches in electronic music with a focus on process, often incorporating spontaneous composition & experimentation with an array of technology, creating works that harness rhythm, ambience, and melody to conjure meditations on fleeting sensations and early morning comedowns.

Together they have toured in the United States, Canada, and Europe and are regularly engaged with artists and musicians across the Midwest and beyond. Since 2016 they have operated Medium Sound, producing a number of the label’s releases.

Film will start at 7:15pm
Run time 1 hour and 35 minutes.

Tags: Lockerbie Movie Night, food trucks, pop up, film screening, Alice, Live Music, Live Soundtrack



Thu, Oct 21, 2021 8:00 PM - Thu, Oct 21, 2021 10:00 PM @ Online Event

Emergence into Action

This year, RAN will once again gather virtually to celebrate our achievements and raise critical funds to support our work defending forests, protecting the climate, and upholding human rights.

During this unique time when we’ve sheltered in place and stayed socially distant, RAN has found creative ways to continue building pressure on the corporations and banks pumping money into the most destructive industries: fossil fuels and forest-risk commodities. We are excited to bring you along with us and share the impact from the work you make possible!

Thursday, October 21st, 2021
8:00 PM EST / 5:00 PM PST
Complete the form at the link to get to the live event!

Tags: nonprofit, Rainforest Action Network (RAN), social justice, rainforest



Fri, Oct 22, 2021 7:30 PM - Fri, Oct 22, 2021 9:00 PM @ Online Event

Under the direction of Matt Pivec, the Butler University Jazz Ensemble will perform the music of Thad Jones, Mike Mossman and Bill Holman.

Can’t make it in-person? Join the free livestream on The Fly Rail at –

This performance is free and open to the public, no ticket is required.

Tags: Live Music, Classical, jazz, Butler Jazz Ensemble



Fri, Oct 22, 2021 9:00 PM - Sat, Oct 23, 2021 1:00 AM @ State Street Pub

A dope night of Rnb, Soul-Pop and Hip-Hop with Allison Victoria, Helpling, and SleepyNap Vibes!

Show starts 9:00pm

Cover Charge: $10

COVID Protocol: State Street Pub requires proof of full vaccination OR a negative Covid test within the last 72 hours.

Masked are required inside SSP.

Allison Victoria:



Tags: Live Music, Rnb, Soul-Pop, Hip-Hop, jazz, Allison Victoria, Helpling, and SleepyNap Vibes



Sat, Oct 23, 2021 3:00 PM - Sat, Oct 23, 2021 6:00 PM @ 58 N Holmes Ave, Indianapolis, IN 46222

*This event is rain or shine, dont worry we have many tents!

La Sardina Gallery is proud to present the Fall Cultural Pop-up happening at our brand new permanent home on the Near Westside of Indianapolis!

Featuring the art of Pera Rivera, Juan Gabriel Tiscareno, Consuelo Poland, Kcun Aragon, Andy Mogollon, Andrea Ettinger, Sarah Rae Coate Vicki Ayres and our resident MP3J El Camaron Electronico!

La Sardina Gallery is located in the Purpose Park in the Hawthorne Neighborhood.

Tags: Fall Cultural Pop-up, Art, Live Music, vendors



Sun, Oct 24, 2021 9:00 AM - Sun, Oct 24, 2021 5:00 PM @ Online Event

𝐏𝐥𝐞𝐚𝐬𝐞 𝐣𝐨𝐢𝐧 𝐮𝐬 𝐟𝐨𝐫 𝐨𝐮𝐫 𝐟𝐢𝐫𝐬𝐭 𝐞𝐯𝐞𝐫 *virtual* 𝐒𝐞𝐥𝐟 𝐂𝐚𝐫𝐞-𝐚𝐭𝐡𝐨𝐧 𝐟𝐨𝐫 𝐊𝐚𝐧𝐝𝐚 𝐅𝐚𝐫𝐦 𝐒𝐚𝐧𝐜𝐭𝐮𝐚𝐫𝐲!!!

You read that right; we’re hosting a day of mandatory self-care! Let’s take a collective break, we all deserve it right??

Grab your favorite blanket, pour yourself a mug of your favorite beverage, light your favorite candle, order your favorite vegan take out or cook your favorite meal. Join our Event Group to participate in some self-care classes hosted by Kanda and share your day!! This is a really amazing opportunity for our global community of support to come together and take care of ourselves AND the residents of Kanda Farm Sanctuary!

𝐇𝐨𝐰 𝐭𝐨 𝐩𝐚𝐫𝐭𝐢𝐜𝐢𝐩𝐚𝐭𝐞 𝐟𝐫𝐨𝐦 𝐚𝐧𝐲𝐰𝐡𝐞𝐫𝐞 𝐢𝐧 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐰𝐨𝐫𝐥𝐝:
On October 24th, set at least an hour (preferably more!) for yourself. Join us in our private Facebook Self-Care-athon Group to share your day and how you are pampering YOU!
Join us for virtual yoga, painting, reiki, and cooking classes!! All classes will be available to those who are participating in the event. Join all four or pick your favorites, its up to you! We will announce details, itinerary, and introduce you to your instructors soon.

Choose your favorite self-care activities. Whatever makes you happy!!! Take a selfie and tag Kanda Farm Sanctuary on Facebook and Instagram, and post in the event on Oct 24th.
What’s a relaxing day without watching your favorite rescue pigs eat pumpkins!? Join us at the end of the evening for a virtual pumpkin party and tour of Kanda!
You will also receive a FREE Kanda Farm Sanctuary camping mug (pictured), just for participating!!

𝐑𝐞𝐠𝐢𝐬𝐭𝐫𝐚𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧: Tickets are $45 + $5 shipping for the Kanda mug. Click here to sign up! After you purchase your tickets, you will be redirected to the Self-Care-athon Facebook group so you can join the event! Make sure to join!

Tickets include a Kanda Farm Sanctuary camping mug and an invitation to the private Self-Care-athon Facebook Group where the virtual event will take place, including all classes listed above and the Kanda Pumpkin Party. Please follow the link after purchasing your tickets to join the group.

Kanda Farm Sanctuary is a 501(c)(3) Nonprofit farm sanctuary committed to saving farmed animals through rescue and education on living a compassionate lifestyle while promoting kindness and appreciation for all beings. All proceeds from this event will go directly to the residents of Kanda!

Tags: nonprofit, vegan, Kanda Farm Sanctuary, Self-Care Day, benefit



Sun, Oct 24, 2021 11:00 AM - Sun, Oct 24, 2021 4:00 PM @ Rebel Vintage

We are excited to welcome local artist, Travis Owens, Sunday October 24th from 11-4pm in our parking lot for a pop-up! Travis will be posted up outside showcasing his beautiful original artwork including prints and magnets.

PLUS- Weiner Dreams hot dog cart will be serving up beef & veggie dogs all afternoon. Visit them on FB @weinerdreams or book them for your next event at

Make sure to RSVP to this event page to receive updates and sneak peeks leading up to the event!

Find Travis on Instagram @travisowens_paintings or https://travis-owens-paintings.square.
For more info on upcoming events, new inventory, and shop news, visit Rebel Vintage on instagram @RebelVintageIndy

*Please Note: Rebel Vintage requires masks to be worn while shopping inside the shop. They remain optional outside in the lot during events.


Rebel Vintage
1051 E 54th St. Indianapolis 46220


Shop Hours:

Mon & Tues CLOSED

Weds/Thurs/Fri/Sun 11-5pm

Sat 10-6pm

Tags: Art, Travis Owens, Hot Dog Cart, veggie, Rebel Vintage



Sun, Oct 24, 2021 12:00 PM - Sun, Oct 24, 2021 2:00 PM @ Fletcher Park 1429 E Brookside Ave Indianapolis, IN 46202

Discover the Near Eastside’s best kept secret! Join us for an afternoon bike ride to discover the Pogue’s Run Trail.

Meet in Fletcher Park (1429 E Brookside Ave) for local refreshments and prizes, then kick off your ride to the Pogue’s Run Art and Nature Park.

Ride at your own pace following the route map OR catch a group ride with a bike leader every 30 minutes (12:15 PM, 12:45 PM, OR 1:15 PM). Volunteers from Reconnecting to Our Waterways’ Pogue’s Run Committee will be present to share information about the Pogue’s Run Trail, including updates on the Phase 3 Trail Development.


In light of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, please prepare to physically-distance at the event. Masks are recommended. For more information on ROW’s COVID-19 Policy, please visit:

Tags: nonprofit, bike ride, Pogue’s Run, Our Waterways



Sun, Oct 24, 2021 1:30 PM - Sun, Oct 24, 2021 4:00 PM @ Bona Thompson Memorial Center

Join us for a showing of some of Irvington’s finest artists as well as the official presentation of the Founder’s Awards. This event will take place inside the Bona and masks will be required.

Irvington has a history of encouraging creativity which is as much a part of Irvington as its curving shady streets. The exhibit title harkens back to early 20th century art sales held in Carr Hall, which offered works by Irvington artists such as William Forsyth, Hilah and Clifton Wheeler and Dorothy Morlan. Presenting Irvington Artists will be a show and promotion of over 20 Irvington’s artists. Come meet the artists and discuss their works!

The Bona will also have a historic display discussing The Life & Times of Madge Oberholtzer, a woman instrumental in bringing down Indiana’s KKK.

The Irvington Founders Awards recognize individuals, organizations and businesses that have made contributions to the overall quality of life in the neighborhood. This year, we are honoring Paul and Peggy Diebold, Donn Smith, Mike and Paula Lewis, and Black Acre Brewing.

Event begins at 1:30 for a socially distanced social time. Award presentation begins at 2:00.
Masks are required for this event.

Tags: art, Irvington Halloween, The Life & Times of Madge Oberholtzer, neighborhood improvement awards



Sun, Oct 24, 2021 3:00 PM - Sun, Oct 24, 2021 4:45 PM @ Online Event

Reiki is a powerful healing technique built on a foundation of self-care, community care and practice. Every month we bring together a wholehearted group interested in Reiki, energy work and healing for our Reiki Community Sharing Circle. No matter your level of training or depth of experience, you are welcome to join if coming together in like-hearted community resonates with you. Every person will have the opportunity to learn, to practice and to receive healing. In our 2021 classes, we will journey through the chakras from the root chakra to the crown chakra (and beyond)!

This is a hybrid class, offering options to attend in-person (space is limited and masks are required) or online. Register in advance to reserve your spot and receive your connection details if you are joining virtually.

Click here to register:
//2021 Schedule//
January 24
February 28
March 28
April 25
May 23
June 27
July 25
August 22
September 26
October 24
November 28
December 26

Tags: Reiki, healing modality, self-care, energetic work



Mon, Oct 25, 2021 6:00 PM - Mon, Oct 25, 2021 7:00 PM @ Online Event

The 20th Annual Anti-Corruption Awards
A Virtual event hosted by

Monday, October 25, 6pm ET

Register here:

Join Independent Voting for an inside look at America’s independent voters. This is a yet-to-be-told story, a new moment becoming a new movement. Meet the groundbreakers giving voice to the 45% of Americans who refuse to define themselves through the political parties. Their power is growing, even as most politicians, political scientists and pundits deny them. There is one organization that has been organizing independent voters to shape a turn away from partisanship and a stagnant political order. Tune in to hear the new conversations, see the new activities and campaigns that are challenging the status quo of American politics from the organization that is winning recognition and respect for the independent voter.

Tags: nonprofit, social justice, Independent Voting, Anti-Corruption Awards



Mon, Oct 25, 2021 7:00 PM - Mon, Oct 25, 2021 8:30 PM @ Online Event

Abigail Smithson is a multi-media artist who has exhibited work in the United States and internationally. She received her Bachelor of Studio Arts from the University of Colorado at Boulder and her Master of Fine Arts from Louisiana State University. Her art practice is rooted in the appreciation, translation, and act of archiving objects that record their surroundings. She challenges the traditional ideas of representation and works to create photographs as documents, in a both nuanced and abstract way. The game of basketball has been a longtime muse for her and she follows and believes firmly in the New Craft Artists in Action collective motto, which is Participation vs. Spectatorship when it comes to sports. Through her podcast Dear Adam Silver as well as her other work, she questions the current narrative around sports and art and how the two cultural entities overlap and live side by side. She is currently a Visiting Professor of Art at Lyon College, located in Batesville, AR.

Tags: Art, Abigail Smithson, multi-media artist, Butler University



Tue, Oct 26, 2021 11:00 AM - Tue, Oct 26, 2021 1:00 PM @ Online Event

Join us on October 26th for the high-level introduction to Land & Carbon Lab.

Time: 10:00 Lima | 11:00 Washington DC | 12:00 São Paulo | 17:00 Paris | 22:00 Jakarta

Languages: English, Español, Português, Français, Bahasa Indonesia

Land is vital but finite. How can we reconcile humanity’s competing land demands with the need to combat climate change, protect biodiversity, and improve people’s lives?

WRI’s new Land & Carbon Lab initiative is harnessing the data revolution to monitor the pulse of the planet’s land and its nature-based carbon. The initiative will provide decision-makers everywhere with the actionable information they need to address the global land squeeze—to combat climate change, protect biodiversity, and improve people’s lives.

Join us for the unveiling of the Land & Carbon Lab vision.

You’ll hear from WRI and partners, including scientists and technologists, on plans to build and deploy a comprehensive global land monitoring system. We’ll also be previewing new data, including trees in mosaic landscapes, forest carbon fluxes and global land cover – showcasing the information that will ultimately create unprecedented transparency about what is happening to the world’s land at any point on the planet, at any time.

This event will offer simultaneous interpretation in Spanish, Portuguese, French and Bahasa. All registrants will receive a copy of the webinar recording even if they cannot join live.

Tags: nonprofit, World Resources Institute, sustainability, Climate Change, Carbon



Tue, Oct 26, 2021 5:30 PM - Tue, Oct 26, 2021 9:30 PM @ 5515 E Washington St, Indianapolis, IN 46219

You have been invited to a gathering of mediums and psychic readers. Advance tickets sales ONLY – no ticket sales at the door.

The evening will include:
• Refreshments
• Spirits of all kinds
• $10 (cash) Psychic Readings (5:30 – 11 p.m.) With Séance ticket purchase only: Jan DeFerbarche, of the Magic Candle, will host readers at this event. You may get as many or as few readings as you like on a first come, first serve basis.

There will be two limited-seating séances (one from 6:30 to 8:00 and one from 8:30 to 10:00 p.m.) where three mediums will communicate with your dearly departed loved ones and impart the messages to you.

Tickets are $30 and extremely limited to the séance. They will sell out quickly, so stop into the Magic Candle to purchase your tickets today! Cash only.

Tags: séances, psychic reading, beverages, Irvington Halloween



Tue, Oct 26, 2021 6:30 PM - Tue, Oct 26, 2021 8:00 PM @ Online Event

This Books, Booze & Brains discussion will only take place virtually.

Zoom information:
Meeting ID: 876 4178 9679
Passcode: 520124

Join us for this month’s book discussion:
Book: “The Perfect Predator: A Scientist’s Race to Save Her Husband from a Deadly Superbug” by Steffanie Strathdee
Expert: Steffanie Strathdee

See the full schedule here:

Books, Booze & Brains is presented in partnership by Indiana Humanities, Central Indiana Science Outreach, March for Science Indianapolis, Indiana Sciences and Indianapolis Public Library

Tags: nonprofit, Books, Booze & Brains discussion, Indiana Humanities, The Perfect Predator: A Scientist’s Race to Save Her Husband from a Deadly Superbug



Tue, Oct 26, 2021 7:00 PM - Tue, Oct 26, 2021 8:30 PM @ Online Event

Butler University Seminar of Religion and Global Affairs presents:
Families in Flux: Religion, Community and Connection in the 21st Century

The Butler University Seminar on Religion and Global Affairs, presented by the Center for Faith and Vocation, is returning for the 2021-2022 Academic Year. Registration for the Fall 2021 webinars is free and open to all.

Over the last 50 years, reproductive technologies have completely transformed who can biologically reproduce and when. These medical advancements have significant ethical and political implications. While some religious and secular groups have embraced these scientific breakthroughs, others have warned against their unintended consequences. This discussion brings two leading anthropologists into conversation on how religion and gender intertwine in the reproductive lives and policies of the Middle East.

Register now at

Marcia C. Inhorn is the William K. Lanman Professor of Anthropology and International Affairs in the Department of Anthropology and MacMillan Center for International and Area Studies at Yale University, where she also chairs the Council on Middle East Studies. Inhorn specializes in Middle Eastern gender, religion, and reproductive health issues, and is the author of six books on the subject.

Michal Raucher is Assistant Professor of Jewish Studies at Rutgers University. Her research lies at the intersection of Israel studies, the anthropology of women in Judaism, and reproductive ethics. Her first book, Conceiving Agency: Reproductive Authority among Haredi Women (Indiana University Press, 2020) is an ethnography of Israeli ultra-Orthodox Jewish women’s reproductive ethics.

Sponsored by the Center for Faith and Vocation
We wish to thank the Muslim Studies Endowment for sponsorship and our partners in the Philosophy, Religion, and Classics Department.
Register now at

Tags: social justice, Butler University Seminar of Religion and Global Affairs, discussion, Reproductive Ethics in the Middle East

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