16 Park Community Center

16 Park Community Center

16 Park Community Center

16 Park Community Center 546 East 17th Street Indianapolis, Indiana 46202

Insight redeveloped the former Caravelle Commons area into 16 Park, a $34 million 155 units of mixed-income, affordable housing. 16 Park is physically connected to adjoining neighborhoods, retail centers, parks, and service providers. The old School #27 is a former public school. Insight completed a $2M rehab in 2012 of all of the Property’s major systems, installed security and access controls, completed entry and hallways and “white box” level finish in rooms for future tenants. The Property contains 5 rooms remaining for lease totaling approximately 3,700 square feet.

Old School 27 (16 Park Community Building ) is now the home of Insight Development Corporation, Stand for Children, Arts for Learning and Trusted Mentors. The building houses the computer lab for the 16 Park residents. There is also warming kitchen available to those leasing the 1,700 square foot multipurpose room or 825 square foot community room space as well as the tenants. Former School #27 was rehabbed in conjunction with 16 Park and is now available for lease to qualified non-profit organizations or service providers that offer services needed by the area’s residents.


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Past Events at 16 Park Community Center

Aug

15

Thu

Thu, Aug 15, 2019 6:30 PM – Thu, Aug 15, 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: The Build, movement of art & culture, Stacia Moon, Maurice Broaddus, Sean Stuart, Kheprw Institute

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Aug

11

Sun

Sun, Aug 11, 2019 2:00 PM – Sun, Aug 11, 2019 6:00 PM @ 16 Park Community Center

CALLING ALL AUTHORS (AND LOVERS OF BLACK LITERATURE)! The Kheprw Institute will be hosting a series Indy Black Authors Gatherings. Each one will celebrate a major figure in Black Literature to help celebrate writers in our community.

The first one will revolve around James Baldwin. We’ll be screening “I am not your Negro” and have a community discussion around it and his work. We will have poets perform who were inspired by him/his work. There will be a panel of authors. And vending space for ten authors to sell their books.

WE STILL HAVE ROOM FOR TEN MORE AUTHORS TO PARTICIPATE AS VENDORS. EMAIL [email protected] IF INTERESTED!

AGENDA:
2:00pm Introduction/Networking (Refreshments served)
2:30pm I Am Not Your Negro Screening
4:00pm Discussion
4:30pm Poet performance (Tatjana Rebelle)
5:00pm Author Panel (John Allen, Januarie York, Miles Mitchell, Tatjana Rebelle, Ramla Bandele; (M) Gizelle, of the For Colored Girls Book Club)
6:00pm Close

Tags: Indy Black Authors Gatherings, James Baldwin, Book Club, Study, Discussion, Kheprw Institute

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Aug

11

Sun

Sun, Aug 11, 2019 2:00 PM – Sun, Aug 11, 2019 6:00 PM @ 16 Park Community Center

CALLING ALL AUTHORS (AND LOVERS OF BLACK LITERATURE)! The Kheprw Institute will be hosting a series Indy Black Authors Gatherings. Each one will celebrate a major figure in Black Literature to help celebrate writers in our community.

The first one will be in tribute and remembrance of Toni Morrison.

“Toni Morrison, the Nobel laureate in literature whose best-selling work explored black identity in America — and in particular the often crushing experience of black women — through luminous, incantatory prose resembling that of no other writer in English, died on Monday in the Bronx. She was 88.

The first African-American woman to win the Nobel Prize in Literature, in 1993, Ms. Morrison was the author of 11 novels as well as children’s books and essay collections. Among them were celebrated works like “Song of Solomon,” which received the National Book Critics Circle Award in 1977, and “Beloved,” which won the Pulitzer Prize in 1988.”
-From The New York Times.
https://www.nytimes.com/2019/08/06/books/toni-morrison-dead.html

Toni Morrison was and forever will be a giant in literature. Her impact has impacted a generation of writers, her words continuing to ripple through generations to come. Her death has left a hole that can’t be filled.

Join us at our inaugural Indy Black Writers Gathering as we come together as a community in grief and tribute to her.

[In the spring we will circle back around for our examination of James Baldwin]

We will have poets perform, a panel of authors and vending space for ten authors to sell their books.

WE STILL HAVE ROOM FOR TEN MORE AUTHORS TO PARTICIPATE AS VENDORS. EMAIL [email protected] IF INTERESTED!

AGENDA:
2:00pm Introduction/Networking (Refreshments served)
2:30pm I Am Not Your Negro Screening
4:00pm Discussion
4:30pm Poet performance (Tatjana Rebelle)
5:00pm Author Panel (John Allen, Januarie York, Miles Mitchell, Tatjana Rebelle, Ramla Bandele; (M) Gizelle, of the For Colored Girls Book Club)
6:00pm Close

Tags: Toni Morrison, tribute and remembrance, Kheprw Institute

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Aug

09

Fri

Fri, Aug 09, 2019 6:00 PM – Fri, Aug 09, 2019 8:00 PM @ 16 Park Community Center

This Afrofuturism Friday, we will be watching and discussing Julia Hart’s film Fast Colors. Starring actor, Gugu Mbatha-Raw.

“Hunted by mysterious forces, a young woman who has supernatural abilities must go on the run when her powers are discovered. With nowhere else to go, she flees back to her family and the farmhouse she abandoned long ago. There, while being pursued by the local sheriff, she begins to mend the broken relationships with her mother and daughter and learns that the power she needed was inside her all along.”-Fast Colors

WATCH THE TRAILER:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=se9n853lBNo

Join us for the Second Friday of each month from 6 to 8pm. As always, there will be food, music and celebration of community.

OUR HOSTS

Maurice Broaddus
A community organizer and teacher, his work has appeared in Lightspeed Magazine, Weird Tales, Apex Magazine, Asimov’s, Cemetery Dance, Black Static, and many more. Some of his stories have been collected in The Voices of Martyrs. He wrote the urban fantasy trilogy, The Knights of Breton Court. He co-authored the play Finding Home: Indiana at 200. His novellas includeBuffalo Soldier, I Can Transform You, Orgy of Souls, Bleed with Me, and Devil’s Marionette. He is the co-editor of Dark Faith, Dark Faith: Invocations, Streets of Shadows, and People of Colo(u)r Destroy Horror. Learn more about him at MauriceBroaddus.com.

Rasul Palmer
Rasul Palmer has been an integral part of the Kheprw Institute for over 10 years. He is a natural systems thinker and is always looking at the bigger picture. He has facilitated many community conversations and public forums at Kheprw Institute over the years including series on The New Jim Crow by Michelle Alexander, Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates and currently he is a co-facilitator for Afrofuture Fridays along with local Indy writer Maurice Broaddus.

This program has been made possible through a grant from Indiana Humanities in cooperation with the National Endowment for the Humanities along with support from the Central Indiana Community Foundation.

Tags: Maurice Broaddus, Rasul Palmer, Afrofuturism Friday, film screening, discussion, Fast Colors, art

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Jul

12

Fri

Fri, Jul 12, 2019 6:00 PM – Fri, Jul 12, 2019 8:00 PM @ 16 Park Community Center

This Afrofuture Friday, we will be exploring the instances of black people in animation good and bad through time. Looking at episodes from well know series and a few new ones coming down the line. The Boondocks, Afro Samurai and more.

We will discuss how anime has influenced black culture since its introduction to the US. We will also explore how black people in animation have been used as a narrative medium to examine many histories, issues, or speculate futures. We will debate, dissect and learn whether animation has any role to play on exploring the black experience in America and abroad and if yes, what other potential ways can it achieve that end.

Check out this short of an upcoming animated series directed by Black UK animator, Wesley Louis:
https://www.thelineanimation.com/work/the-mighty-grand-piton

If you want to learn more about the history of African American depictions in anime, check out this video analysis by Yedoye Travis:
https://youtu.be/6AEQJZ_BzJk

OUR HOSTS

Maurice Broaddus
A community organizer and teacher, his work has appeared in Lightspeed Magazine, Weird Tales, Apex Magazine, Asimov’s, Cemetery Dance, Black Static, and many more. Some of his stories have been collected in The Voices of Martyrs. He wrote the urban fantasy trilogy, The Knights of Breton Court. He co-authored the play Finding Home: Indiana at 200. His novellas includeBuffalo Soldier, I Can Transform You, Orgy of Souls, Bleed with Me, and Devil’s Marionette. He is the co-editor of Dark Faith, Dark Faith: Invocations, Streets of Shadows, and People of Colo(u)r Destroy Horror. Learn more about him at MauriceBroaddus.com.

Rasul Palmer
Rasul Palmer has been an integral part of the Kheprw Institute for over 10 years. He is a natural systems thinker and is always looking at the bigger picture. He has facilitated many community conversations and public forums at Kheprw Institute over the years including series on The New Jim Crow by Michelle Alexander, Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates and currently he is a co-facilitator for Afrofuture Fridays along with local Indy writer Maurice Broaddus.

This program has been made possible through a grant from Indiana Humanities in cooperation with the National Endowment for the Humanities along with support from the Central Indiana Community Foundation.

Tags: Rasul Palmer, Maurice Broaddus, Afrofuture Friday, discussion, The Boondocks, Afro Samurai and more

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Jun

23

Sun

Sun, Jun 23, 2019 3:00 PM – Sun, Jun 23, 2019 5:00 PM @ 16 Park Community Center

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

PANELISTS

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, Mays Family Institute at IU Lily Family School of Philanthropy

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.

Learn more: https://philanthropy.iupui.edu/institutes/mays-institute/index.html

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

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Jun

21

Fri

Fri, Jun 21, 2019 7:00 PM – Fri, Jun 21, 2019 7:00 PM @ 16 Park Community Center

EATURING
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:
https://www.indy.gov/activity/create-indy-fund

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:

Keenan Rhodes
https://keenannr.wixsite.com/keenanrhodesmediums

Jamil Picture’Man Buchan
https://www.facebook.com/ImagineThatMediallc/

Visual Artists

Omar Rashan
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]
Website: https://www.omar-rashan.com/

Mandog, Nicholas Mandog Smith
Producer | Visual Artist | DJ
Website: http://man.dog/

Precious Williams
Visual Artist | Graphic Designer | Gamer
Portfolio: https://www.deviantart.com/pr5cious
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/precious.williams.543
Twitter: https://twitter.com/SERPENTINE_10
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

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