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The Kruse Family Stardust Terrace at the History Center is the place to be on Thursday nights in downtown Indianapolis. The 2021 Concerts on the Canal series features a spectacular lineup of entertainers including Brenda Williams.
You may reserve a table on the Terrace or bring your own chair or blanket and sit on the grassy areas along the Central Canal.
Food and beverage service will be available from the Stardust Terrace Café operated by Jonathan Byrd’s.
Tables of 8 are $80, $60 for IHS members.
Tables of 4 are $60, $40 for IHS members.
Tables #1-25 can seat up to (and no more than) 8 guests.
Tables #26-43 can seat up to (and no more than) 4 guests.
Free parking at the History Center is on a first-come basis. Nearby street or garage parking is available for a fee.
FREE ADMISSION THURSDAYS
The History Center offers free admission on Thursdays during concert season and is open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Tags: Live Music, Brenda Williams, nonprofit, Indiana Historical Society
This month’s Affordable Housing Solutions Roundtable community conversation will focus on TOPA/COPA (Tenant and Community Opportunity to Purchase) and community alternatives to sustainable housing.
Tags: Affordable Housing Solutions Roundtable community conversation, nonprofit, Kheprw Institute, Social Justice
Join us for the third installment of this four part series developed with artists and neighbors who are doing work related to or influencing our thinking with the Artist and Public Life affordable artist housing residency in our neighborhood on the near Southside of Indianapolis.
This episode will include Executive Director of Wavepool Cal Cullen, Executive Director of Mortar Allen Woods, and APLR artist Dr. Jarrod Dortch
Made possible by PNC Bank.
Calcagno Cullen is a social practice artist, arts educator, and curator. She is founder and Executive Director of Wave Pool Arts Center, a gallery, studio space, and socially-engaged arts activator in Cincinnati, and the co-founder of The Welcome Project, a social-enterprise and makerspace for and by Cincinnati’s refugees and immigrants. She has previously worked in the education department of SFMOMA, the Community School of Music and Arts in Mountain View, California and was the Director of Adobe Books Backroom Gallery in San Francisco,. She is a member of the women’s art collective The FemFour, and collaboratively organizes the traveling exhibition and catalog of Women’s March posters entitled ‘Still They Persist.’ She has also curated and organized a multitude of exhibitions including ‘Dial Collect’ in 2013 at SOMArts in San Francisco, ‘Social Medium’ at Wave Pool, a segment of ‘Bay Area NOW 7’ at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, and Survival Adaptations at Adobe Books Backroom Gallery. She has been artist in residence at The Center for Great Neighborhoods in Covington, KY, Lo Studio dei Nipoti in Calabria, Italy, Teple Misto in Ivano Frankivsk, Ukraine, and in Sardegna, Italy. Her work has been shown in solo shows at Adobe Books Backroom Gallery, the Contemporary Arts Center in Cincinnati, and elsewhere. Her personal mission is to “create empathy and social change through contemporary art.”
Dr. Jarrod Nicholas Dortch is a Professor of Communication at Ivy Tech Community College in Muncie, Indiana. He also serves as the owner and operator of Solful Gardens, a local urban agriculture startup specializing in bringing Fresh.Urban.Natural produce to clients’ properties and working with community gardens. He has been affiliated with Big Car as a Community Artist and as Community Gardener at the Tube Factory artspace. He is currently working with Listen Hear and WQRT 99.1 FM. He enjoys bringing together art, education, and gardening to help to enrich the experiences of communities and their denizens.
Tags: affordable artist housing residency, nonprofit, Big Car, Art
Held in Indy’s Old Northside neighborhood, this festival highlights the best independent local and regional musicians, visual artists, food vendors, and crafters. Founded in 2002, IMAF celebrates musicians who perform original live music and artists who create original work.
In the courtyard of the Harrison Center, two stages feature continuous music throughout the day. Rusty Redenbacher returns as emcee of the music portion of the event. An exciting line-up from a wide range of musical genres is in store for attendees.
The 2021 IMAF band line-up includes:
Seaux Chill: 12:00-12:35
Flatland Harmony Experiment: 12:40-1:15
Public Universal Friend: 1:20-1:55
Yadin Kol: 2:00-2:35
The Brother’s Footman: 2:40-3:15
Mr. Kinetik: 4:00-4:35
Brother O’ Brother: 4:40-5:15
Ross Hollow: 5:20-5:55
Allison Victoria: 6:40-7:15
Clint Breeze: 7:20-8:00
Inside the building and surrounding the Harrison Center, socially distanced vendors peddle their wares in the juried INDIEana Handicraft Exchange Summer Show. This contemporary craft fair consciously celebrates modern handmade goods, the relationship between creator and consumer, and local, alternative economies. IHE highlights local crafters and artisans as well as exposes Indianapolis to some of the best vendors on the national indie craft fair map.
Inside the Harrison Center, our galleries feature work by Jonathan McAffee, Michael Graves, Dee Dee Bernhardt, Barb Knuckles, Lorie Lee Andrews, Kristin Schoonveld, and Senior Painting Majors of Herron School of Art + Design.
A variety of food trucks will provide delicious food options and Sun King will also be providing beverages. ArtMix returns with their popular “Here’s the Scoop!” ice cream fundraiser in partnership with BRICS.
To honor Juneteenth, which falls on the same date as IMAF this year, we will have a free roller skating on a pop up rink in the Harrison Center gym. On the east side of the building, will be a participatory drum circle led by Josh Stodtman with appearances by Dr. Djo-Bi.
As part of the Harrison Center’s Cultural Entrepreneur Initiative, this year’s festival is coordinated by Herron High School junior, Amira Vanest. The Cultural Entrepreneur Initiative was created to give high school and college students the opportunity to learn and practice the five steps of cultural entrepreneurship: seeing a need, taking a risk, leveraging resources, investing energy and networking to build culture in Indianapolis.
With support from: Pepper Construction, Sun King Brewery, Plat Collective, the Arts Council of Indianapolis and the City of Indianapolis, Christel DeHaan Family Foundation, Indiana Arts Commission, Core Development, the Speck Fund, and the Allen Whitehill Clowes Charitable Foundation.
Tags: Live Music, nonprofit, social justice
Gather around the virtual table to connect with others over food, art, and poetry. In this episode, we celebrate Juneteenth and talk with poets Just Duléa and L. Renée.
Together, we’ll look closely at artworks selected by Kayleigh, L. Renée, and Just Duléa.
We’ll walk through how to pair art with food or poetry. Then we’ll reveal pairings with the artworks! All are welcome to byo food or drink and enjoy conversation. No art expertise needed.
Just Duléa is a poet and spoken word artist from New York, NY. She has been a writer for 10+ years and is the Founder and CEO of Conviction 2 Change Publishing LLC, a publishing company that seeks to tell those stories traditionally found on the margins. Her work prioritizes the themes of blackness and African-centered thought, gender, sexuality, and spirituality. Just Duléa holds a BBA from the University of Miami, an MFA from San Francisco State University, and is currently a second-year doctoral student in the African American & African Diaspora Studies Department at Indiana University Bloomington.
L. Renée is a poet and nonfiction writer from Columbus, Ohio. She is a third-year MFA candidate at Indiana University, where she has served as the Nonfiction Editor of Indiana Review and as Associate Director of the Indiana University Writers’ Conference. She is the recipient of the 2020 Indiana University Guy Lemmon Award in Public Writing, the 2019 Indiana University Writers in South Asia Award, the 2018 Alumni Award Fellowship from the Martha’s Vineyard Institute of Creative Writing and a National Silver medal in poetry at the NAACP’s Afro-Academic, Cultural, Technological and Scientific Olympics. Her work has received support from the Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown, Minnesota Northwoods Writers Conference, Kenyon Review Writers Workshop and Green Mountain Writers Conference. Her poems have been published or are forthcoming in Tin House Online, Poet Lore, the Minnesota review, Appalachian Review, Southern Humanities Review, Poiesis, New Limestone Review, and the Women of Appalachia Project’s Women Speak: Volume 6 anthology. She holds a Master of Science degree in Journalism from Columbia University’s Graduate School of Journalism, where she received a Joseph Pulitzer II and Edith Pulitzer Moore Fellowship, and a Bachelor of Arts degree in English with honors from Roanoke College. Most importantly, L. Renée believes in Black joy and preserving the stories of her ancestors.
Kayleigh Dance, co-host for the pilot season of Pairing Art and Food, is an IU’18 grad with a love for food and design. Growing up, she watched her grandma make everything from scratch. Pasta, jelly, breads, etc., there wasn’t a dish you could name that she didn’t know how to make! Kayleigh has always been a “foodie” in the eating sense – trying new things, mixing different flavor profiles, or customizing dishes – but it wasn’t until college that she discovered her own love for cooking. Now, she takes her passion for food and utilizes her skills in design to create digital content on Instagram!
Laura Scheper serves as the Public Experiences Manager at the IU Eskenazi Museum of Art.
Register to receive an email with the link to this Zoom webinar.
Tags: Art, online, social justice, nonprofit
Join us for a fun, informal, nature-focused happy hour — via Zoom! Come prepared with questions about nearby nature, or just sit back and listen to our team of talented Harris Center naturalists as they share their own observations. If you have photos, videos, or audio recordings to share (“what’s this thing I found in the woods?”), please submit them in advance to Miles Stahmann at (see facebook event for email).
5:30 to 6:30 p.m. via Zoom. Closed captioning will be available. To get the login details, please register at
Tags: nonprofit, vegan, conservation, ask a naturalist
Dining Out For Life returns for its 27th year in Indianapolis on June 17, 2021! #DOFL317
Where will you dine out to end HIV?
Each year, we partner with dozens of local area restaurants, bars, and breweries to raise money during a one-day event of advocacy and fundraising. All funds raised by Dining Out For Life will directly impact our one-stop shop for HIV care and prevention.
Tags: dining out, eating, fine dining, #shoplocal, nonprofit, benefit, Damien Center
Get your seat for the teach in “How White Supremacy Built Wall Street ” on June 15 at 4PM EST/1 PM PST
Get skilled up on how the finance industry evolved to exploit racialized bodies and is using its massive amounts of power and capital to fight back against our struggles for racial, climate, gender, and economic justice with Take on Wall Street’s Ericka Taylor.
The history of how the United States became the wealthiest country in the world is critical to understanding frontline struggles in the USA today. That wealth and power is a direct result of the land-theft and genocide of Indigenous people and the free labor of enslaved people. The sale of Black bodies (and of the cotton and cash crops they were forced to produce) was not only critical to the creation of Wall Street as a financial model, but it was also foundational to the development of modern capitalism itself.
To understand this interwoven history is to advance in understanding how to wield the power of the financial system against itself, at a time when many are stuck at home and numerous crises have come to a head.
Tags: nonprofit, social justice, Stop the Money Pipeline
Welcome to this new offering and thank you for your care and love of the waters …. We’re excited to share with you!
The Walking Water: in conversation with … interview series is intended as a space to keep talking about and celebrating water, sharing story and experiences of how water has guided us. For each conversation we will invite 2 water protectors to explore what it is to restore our relations with waters, lands and peoples.
We have invited Kathy Bancroft and Alan Bacock to join us for our first interview. Kathy Bancroft is the Tribal Historic Preservation officer and Elder of the Lone Pine Paiute-Shoshone tribe and Alan Bacock is the former water coordinator with the Big Pine Paiute Tribe. Both have been instrumental on the path of Walking Water. We will hear some of the water history of Payahuunadu (Owens Valley, Eastern Sierras, CA), what is happening currently in the valley’s relationship with Los Angeles and about the vision that is held by the Numu/Paiute peoples.
These interviews are also an opportunity to invite financial resources to support both the work of Walking Water and each interviewees chosen project. Any gifts will be split 2 ways.
We choose to ask for donations rather than a set price because we wish to evoke the community spirit of gifting. We trust that those who are curious, interested and know they are to be part of these events will truly offer what they can. For those who need a hint or guideline then we suggest a minimum of $10. No-one will be turned away for lack of funds.
We look forward to being with you
For the Love of Water
The Walking Water Collective
Tags: nonprofit, social justice, Walking Water
Join us for our first Open Barn Day on June 12th, 2021 from 1 pm – 5 pm est!!!
After a very long year with little to no visitors, the pigs are very excited to see everyone for cuddles! We have taken in many new residents since our last open barn day (10/27/19!!!). We cannot wait for you to meet our new friends, and of course see our old friends too.
This is a FREE event!! We are just so excited to have everyone back to Kanda!! We will have plenty of Kanda merch for sale, and of course accept donations. Please note, we truly appreciate all produce donations, however we will not be able to feed them to the residents during your visit. The safety of our residents, along with your own, are our top priorities.
If you are a vegan vendor and would like to have a table at our event, please let us know! We would absolutely love to have you! We will update the event with vendor info when there is a commitment.
All CDC guidelines will be followed to ensure everyone’s safety during the event. If you don’t feel well, please do not come. We will have more events I promise!! For their safety, children 5 & under will not be permitted in with the residents, but will be able to interact with them through the fence.
Because we solely exist to provide peace to these rescued animals, interaction with the residents is on their terms only. If they do not feel up to it, they will not be forced to participate in any way. We will ask anyone to leave who is jeopardizing the residents safety or peace of mind.
Please do not hesitate to contact us with any questions! We cant wait to see you June 12th!!!!
Tags: nonprofit, vegan, animal rights, social justice, farm animal sanctuary
Join Irvington Vinyl & Books, Musical Family Tree, Kheprw, 4th Sunday, Abattoir Midwest, The Indiana Writers Center, and The Central Indiana Community Foundation as we stream a performance from some of Indianapolis’ major talent! For not only is this RECORD STORE DAY, it’s the day we launch a mutual aid initiative called The R/Evolution Fund. In store, we’ll be streaming the prerecorded performances, as well as here on Facebook. Many thanks to videographer Jen Banks for donating her time and equipment to make this possible!
Day of, we’ll also have local vendors outdoors, visual art for your perusal (along with a digital gallery for those at home!), and 20% of ALL SALES IN STORE will be donated to the fund.
So what is The R/Evolution Fund?
The R/Evolution Fund was developed in response to the ongoing gentrification of Indianapolis. It serves the community of Indianapolis by providing emergency bill-pay relief to BIPOC artists so they may continue creating in times of crisis.
For the month of June, we’ll be awarding 3 no questions asked grants for $500. Each month, the fund will turn over and we’ll create 3 new grants for new recipients. To learn more about the fund, or to donate now, go here: https://www.irvingtonvinylandbooks.com/the-revolution-fund
*The R/Evolution Fund is a Donor Advised Fund of The Central Indiana Community Foundation*
Featuring music from Curley Q, Eliot Bigger, Kleaner, EEEKA, Jessica Albatross, and the Anti-Feds!
Featuring art from Machaila Gray, Samuel Penaloza, Nasreen Khan, Rae Parker, and others!
Featuring poetry performances by Januarie York and Manon Voice!
Featuring standup comedy by Dwight Simmons, Ryan J Rader, and Gwen Sunkel!
DON’T MISS AN EPIC EVENT and your chance to contribute to Indianapolis mutual aid.
Tags: nonprofit, social justice, Irvington Vinyl & Books, Musical Family Tree, Kheprw, 4th Sunday, Abattoir Midwest, The Indiana Writers Center, and The Central Indiana Community Foundation
We’ve expanded our Mounted Wildlife Protection Patrols to new reserves and are looking to purchase a few new horses!
With the purchase of horse also comes the need for budgets for feed, tack, veterinary care, hoof care, and rider salaries.
GCF has been setting up mounted units, training horses and rangers, and providing all the necessary gear for these specialist units since 2017. And we are happy to share how effective they’ve been.
Don’t miss this special donor event! You’ll have the chance to name one of three of our new horses and have a chance to come out and visit the unit yourself!
Tags: nonprofit, social justice, conservation, Global Conservation Force, benefit
Life-sized, sprawling canvases house images of animals that learned to live in new worlds, in habitats created by humans. Vidger’s painted canvases are aged with natural elements to move away from traditional, romanticized landscapes. She removes the animals from their environments, from their homes so we see them in this state of limbo, wondering where they go next. “By utilizing natural pigments to age my canvases, I present an alternative landscape that expresses the duality of desolation and splendor.”
Vidger explores common themes of survival and struggle that life confronts us all with. Her work offers the viewer opportunities to question human-focused hierarchy. “I want to confront the viewers with the power, mystery, fear, and beauty that is encapsulated within the animal gaze and the animal form to bridge the perceived line between animals and humans.”
Vidger’s work also examines society’s perceived superiority over animals. “I seek to reforge a broken relationship between people and animals by creating a physical space that viewers can reflect on the niches animals inhabit in a human-dominated landscape. My paintings balance refined and unrefined areas to represent the fracturing of animal populations and the surreal and isolated environments that animals are increasingly forced to navigate.”
Born and raised in Colorado, Vidger experienced nature growing up with day trips in the Rocky Mountains. “Subconsciously, there was a division in my mind between myself and animals. They were among the trees and rocks. And I was between ranch style homes and manicured lawns. Despite this division, I developed a kinship with animals. They felt familiar and relatable. Eventually, I developed a deep love and insatiable curiosity for wildlife. Art has long served as a way for me to satisfy and explore this passion.”
Vidger received a BFA from Adams State University and an MFA from Herron School of Art and Design with emphasis in painting and drawing. After the typical structured study of art in form, shape, and light, Vidger progressed into a focus of animal art. In her early years, surreal platforms gave way to animal form, composing voices for her subjects and their plights.
Tags: art, nonprofit, Tube Space, Big Car, First Fridays
Across America, in major cities you’ve heard of and in countless places you most likely have never considered, public librarians are working with local, state, and national partners to bring food to those who need it.
Wait — librarians?
Yes indeed. And, when librarians distribute food, they do more than merely give it away.
They also use the library’s myriad educational and lifelong learning resources to integrate culinary literacy into library programming, so families and individuals don’t just leave with food, they leave with the knowledge needed to know what to do with it.
As trusted members of nearly every community in the United States (and in much of the rest of the world), public librarians are uniquely positioned to support food access and food literacy.
This interactive dialogue with librarians who manage farmers’ markets, summer feeding programs, community fridges, and culinary literacy centers will focus on building understanding of the unique roles of local librarians in community food systems.
If you care about food, health, or community development, this event is for you.
- Patrice Chamberlain, MPH (Master’s of Public Health), former Director of California Summer Meals Coalition and current Lead of “Lunch at the Library,” California Library Association
- Leighan Cazier, Experience Support Specialist, Richland Library in Columbia, South Carolina
- Erica Freudenberger, Outreach & Engagement Consultant at the Southern Adirondack Library System and co-founder of “Fresh Food Collective Farm-2-Library initiative”
- Caity Rietzen, Acting Director of the Free Library of Philadelphia’s Culinary Literacy Center
- Curated by Noah Lenstra, Assistant Professor of Library and Information Science, University of North Carolina Greensboro, Director of Let’s Move in Libraries
- Moderated by Tom Llewellyn, Strategic Partnerships Director, Shareable.net, and co-founder of the Asheville Tool Library
Would you like to help shape the discussion? Please send your questions for the panelists to [email protected]
This is event is co-presented by UNC Greensboro School of Education, Let’s Move in Libraries, and Shareable.net
Tags: nonprofit, social justice, Online, Health, Seminars, #food, #education, #community, #innovation, #library, #socialjustice, #covid_19, #community_engagement, #health_and_wellness, #farmers_market
Our biggest fundraiser of the year is going virtual AND statewide! This new auction format, taking the place of our usual plant sale in Indianapolis, will have the advantage of reaching members and non-members throughout Indiana. The weeklong event will be held Saturday, May 15, through Saturday, May 22.
Saturday, May 15
10:00 a.m. Silent auction opens
Saturday, May 22
11:00 a.m. Emily Wood speaks on “Top 5 Reasons to Grow Native”
11:30 a.m. Sue Nord Peiffer offers tips and a live auction preview
12:00 p.m. Live auction begins
2:00 p.m. Silent auction bidding closes
To participate in all that’s planned, you will need to register on two sites:
Givergy at https://givergy.us/indiananativeplants/ Register here to view and bid on auction items. New items are being added weekly! When you place your first bid, you will be asked to enter credit card information.
Zoom at https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZMtfuCprzotGtU9iwbT1S-CcNBxEeIZRvH2 This will get you a link to the live event on Saturday, May 22, that includes speakers and the live auction.
If you have questions about the auction, address them to (see https://www.facebook.com/events/2794174510848262/ for email address).
Bidding competition begins with an online silent auction opening at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, May 15, and continues through the week. The bidding fun will be capped by a virtual live auction at noon the following Saturday, May 22, followed by the close of silent auction bidding at 2:00 p.m.
Up for bid will be premium native plant specimens from from nurseries and garden centers in the Grow Indiana Natives program, along with select curated items and services specially chosen to entice bidders. A professional auctioneer will encourage bidding on six to ten choice or rare items that will be available only during the live auction.
All auction bidding will be conducted by means of your smartphone or laptop. We are using Givergy as our app to display auction items and track bids.
The pick-up location of each plant or plant package will be clearly designated in item descriptions, and bidders will retrieve their winnings at the donor nurseries.
Leading up to the live auction on May 22 will be virtual talks by two excellent speakers, live on Zoom.
11:00 a.m. Top 5 Reasons to Grow Native Emily Wood, Executive Director of the Indiana Wildlife Federation. A lifelong Hoosier originally from Terre Haute, Emily studied wildlife biology at Ball State University. She loves hiking, birdwatching, photography, and gardening and is working on restoring a 1986 Chevy Truck.
11:30 a.m. Plant Tips and Live Auction Preview Sue Nord Peiffer, a veteran of INPS auctions, knows just about everything there is to know about native plants and will clue us in to the fine points of plants offered in the live auction. She oversees the Madeline Elder Greenhouse at Newfields.
Donate to the Auction
Individuals with items to donate, please contact [email protected] or fill out the “donate item” on the Givergy platform. All donated items, including plants, must be accompanied by a photo. Donated plants must be robust and should be potted up several weeks before the auction date.
Tags: Indiana, native plants, nonprofit, benefit, auction, Indiana Native Plant Society
Come have science for breakfast! Dr. Jake Lasala, Postdoctoral Research Fellow- Sea Turtle Conservation Research Program, will present “Exploring the Role of the Elusive Male Sea Turtle in Nesting Trends for the Future”
Tags: nonprofit, MOTE Institute, Oceanography, sea life
Your support can make a difference to the sustainability of CNVC operations and scholarships for students to participate in Virtual Intensive Trainings.
Nonviolent Communication is important now more than ever. Your donations will help CNVC continue to spread Marshall’s message around the world.
Join the 48-hour CNVC Worldwide Gathering on March 25 – 26, and learn and practice your Nonviolent Communication skills.
- Participate in OVER 35 different trainings offered in different languages.
- Training Sessions around the theme: How do we get along in these extraordinary times? How to stay connected with family, friends, neighbors and coworkers.
You’re invited to join us in this fundraising effort as we explore the applications of Nonviolent Communication. Join sessions around using NVC in conflict, with criticism, kids, coworkers, friends in pain, animals, dear ones at the end of their life, understanding LGBTQIA and racial equality.and get ready to connect!
Best of all:We ask that you donate and help us replace the revenue lost as a result of the Covid-19 Crisis and help us keep CNVC on the map with our Worldwide Gathering. to get updates on the schedule and offerings.
Tags: nonprofit, The Center for Nonviolent Communication, 2 annual world gathering, social justice
In this webinar, we’ll examine political polarization and how to overcome it. We recognize that the “us vs. them” posture in American political life is making it hard to achieve the cooperation needed to address our most pressing social and environmental problems. We are hoping to explore two drivers of polarization: (1) the neurological and psychological characteristics of individuals that promote tribalism, and (2) the cultural constructs and social institutions that reinforce personal tendencies toward “us vs. them” thinking. Given our brains and the world we inhabit, how do we go about dismantling (or at least chipping away at) polarization so that people can act more collaboratively?
Join us for this free conversation on March 24th with Kim Doell, John Wood, Jr., and Lee Drutman about how to bridge seemingly impossible divides to work collaboratively on social and environmental issues.
A minimum donation of $25 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 $25 and we’ll send you a link to the recording that you can access at any time immediately following the event.
Kim Doell is a postdoctoral fellow in the Department of Psychology at New York University. Her research broadly focuses on investigating group-level processes, such as social and political identities, and how they relate to various pro-social and sustainable behaviors.
John Wood, Jr. is a former nominee for congress and a former vice-chairman of the Republican Party of Los Angeles County. A noted writer and speaker on the subjects of political and racial reconciliation John’s written work has been featured in publications including The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Examiner, and Quillette Magazine. He is a national spokesperson for the bipartisan organization Braver Angels and lives in South Los Angeles with his wife and three children.
Lee Drutman is a senior fellow in the Political Reform program at New America. He is the author of “Breaking the Two-Party Doom Loop: The Case for Multiparty Democracy in America” and “The Business of America is Lobbying”. He is also the co-host of the podcast Politics in Question, and writes for the New York Times, Vox, and FiveThirtyEight, among other outlets.
This event is free to attend, but we hope you’ll consider a donation of $25 or more, which will also give you access to a recording of the event as soon as it’s available. 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.
Tags: nonprofit, Post Carbon Institute, conversation how to bridge seemingly impossible divides to work collaboratively on social and environmental issues, social justice
In the last few years, two Indigenous-led movements have been boldly leading a way forward for tribal communities and climate justice by reclaiming sovereignty rooted in ancestral knowledge. Both of these movements radically shift the colonial system embedded in the DNA of the United States (and Canada), and how we relate to the land, water and spirit of Turtle Island. With this webinar we will share the power of the Rights of Nature and LandBack movements from those leading the way, and explore the potential for collaboration or connection between them.
We have opened registration to 500 people live on Zoom with Q&A and special opportunities to get involved. Use this link to register today: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_mZu1wvKTSWSZO8RrkB60RA
Quotes and Bios from panelists:
“For the Indigenous people of Turtle Island and around the world, the Rights of Nature has been a way to reclaim our sovereignty and exercise our traditional responsibilities to our Mother, the Earth. In passing Rights of Nature into tribal law, the Ponca also reclaimed our original treaty boundaries, which the US government has whittled away with every broken promise and Treaty they’ve ever signed with tribal nations.” -Casey Camp Horinek, Ponca tribe of Oklahoma, Ponca Environmental Ambassador and Movement Rights founding Board chair. BIO: https://www.movementrights.org/board/
“When we say ‘Land Back’ we aren’t asking for just the ground, or for a piece of paper that allows us to tear up and pollute the earth. We want the system that is land to be alive so that it can perpetuate itself, and perpetuate us as an extension of itself. That’s what we want back: our place in keeping land alive and spiritually connected.” -Krystal Two Bulls, Northern Cheyenne/Oglala Lakota, NDN Collective LandBack Director. BIO: https://ndncollective.org/people/krystal-two-bulls/
“They decided, we’ll just go over to Standing Rock, those Indians ain’t going to do nothing. Well, we did. We have never ceded this land. If Dakota Access Pipeline can go through and claim eminent domain on landowners and Native peoples on their own land, then we as sovereign nations can then declare eminent domain on our own aboriginal homeland,” – Joye Braun Wanbli Wiyan Ka’win or Eagle Feather Woman, Cheyenne River Sioux, Community Organizer, Indigenous Environmental Network. BIO:https://www.facebook.com/Indigenousrisingmedia/posts/tomorrow-join-iens-joye-braun-for-the-be-the-revolution-summit-online-webinar-fo/3226055450744592/
“The Ohlone people never lost their connection to this land. The land gives us everything that we need in order to survive. That’s how people lived for thousands of years on our land and other Indigenous people’s land. You work with the land so that it can continue to provide, but that you honor that relationship by not taking too much. Through a voluntary land tax and donations from land owners, this organization is working to create an alternative land base and cultural site for Indigenous people in California’s East Bay.” -Corrina Gould, chair and spokesperson for the Confederated Villages of Lisjan Ohlone.
BIO: Corrina was born and raised in Oakland, CA, the village of Huichin. A mother of three and grandmother of four, Corrina is the Co-Founder and Lead Organizer for Indian People Organizing for Change, a small Native run organization that works on Indigenous people issues and sponsored annual Shellmound Peace Walks from 2005 to 2009. These walks brought about education and awareness of the desecration of sacred sites in the greater Bay Area. As a tribal leader, she has continued to fight for the protection of the Shellmounds, uphold her nation’s inherent right to sovereignty, and stand in solidarity with her Indigenous relatives to protect our sacred waters, mountains, and lands all over the world. Her life’s work has led to the creation of Sogorea Te’ Land Trust, a women-led organization within the urban setting of her ancestral territory of the Bay Area. Sogorea Te’ Land Trust works to return Indigenous land to Indigenous people. Based on an understanding that Oakland is home to many peoples that have been oppressed and marginalized, Sogorea Te works to create a thriving community that lives in relation to the land. Through the practices of rematriation, cultural revitalization, and land restoration, the Land Trust calls on native and non-native peoples to heal and transform legacies of colonization, genocide, and to do the work our ancestors and future generations are calling us to do.
“We’re the original stewards of the land. Now we’re returned.” -Tom Little Bear Nason, chairman of the Esselen tribe of Monterey county, California.
Bio: Tom Little Bear is the Tribal Chairman of the Esselen Tribe of Monterey County and the Tribe has recently received 1200 acres off acred lands located in their aboriginal homelands of Big Sur in Monterey County. The land is crucial to the tribe because the Tribe has been landless for over 250 years since the colonization of Spanish Missionaries who ripped all of the Esselen Tribal members from their ancient homelands and villages in 1770s. Leaving thee tribe without a place to call their own. This land holds a sacred mountain called “Pico Blanco” or “Pixchi” in Esselen. This is the center of the Esselen’s universe and holds the creation story for the tribe. Coyote, Humming Bird and the Eagle created the Esselen World as they have known it for countless generations. Little Bear is an elder and has been a land and water protector since he was chosen at the age of 8 to become the leader and to carry on the tribes long tradition of protecting sacred lands of the Native Americans. Little Bear has defended dozens of government projects to dam up rivers and to level off mountain tops for telescopes and towers. Most recently the tribe under his leadership worked to remove the largest Dam in California state history on the Carmel River in Monterey County. This was a monumental task that has spawned numerous other dam removal projects on tribal lands in California, Oregon and Washington States. He is currently working on further protections of sacred lands, forests wildlife and rivers within their tribal territory and defending Mother Earth.
Tags: nonprofit, environment, social justice, Rights of Nature Movement, Indigenous Peoples’ Rights
You have developed a focused question and found the data you need to answer that question. Now you will learn how to find meaning in the data through tables, charts, and maps. Register at https://bit.ly/3uwHliR.
This training will take place via zoom meeting.
Tags: Social Assets and Vulnerabilities Indicators (SAVI), nonprofit, social justice, data analysis, poverty data
Come have science for breakfast! Dr. Andrea Tarnecki, Staff Scientist- Marine Immunology, will present “Mining Marine Microbes.”
Tags: nonprofit, MOTE Institute, oceanography, sea life, science