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Jan

22

Wed
Wed, Jan 22, 2020 7:00 PM - Wed, Jan 22, 2020 9:00 PM @ https://www.eventbrite.com/e/environmental-advocate-training-online-tickets-88157492433

Join our Manager of Outreach for HEC’s virtual volunteer training! We will discuss potential roles that you can play in our work across the state, how to engage with other citizens and legislators, opportunities for action, preparations for the 2020 legislative session and more. AND – you can do it all from the comfort of your own home! All you need to do is register (it’s free!) to receive the meeting info – webinar sign-in information will be sent to registered attendees prior to the training.

Please confirm your free ticket through the Eventbrite link!

Tags: nonprofit, volunteering, Hoosier Environmental Council, social justice

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Jan

22

Wed
Wed, Jan 22, 2020 11:30 AM - Wed, Jan 22, 2020 2:00 PM @ Soldiers and Sailors Monument/Monument Circle

Indy Feminists, the Party for Socialism and Liberation – Indianapolis, Queering Indy, and Women’s March Youth Empower Indiana are standing up for choice and against anti-abortion stigma and shame!

Abortion and contraceptive access are often central themes when discussing reproductive healthcare. But there is more to the full range of reproductive care to which all people should have the right: Quality and accurate sex education; contraceptives and the morning-after pill; abortion care; elective sterilization; appropriate care during miscarriage and stillbirth; and pre- and post-natal care are all critical to full reproductive justice.

However, as feminists, our struggle isn’t only for a limited set of rights: it is a struggle against patriarchy and oppression of all kinds. When fighting for reproductive healthcare, we also fight for healthcare that benefits all people — including discrimination-free, comprehensive and safe healthcare for LGBTQ people. When talking about misogyny and attacks on women, we proudly, unabashedly, and with the utmost urgency defend our trans sisters and denounce anyone who denies their womanhood. When talking about gender equality, we recognize that gender itself is a broad and brilliant spectrum, not an “either/or” binary. And when fighting for reproductive justice, we understand that is especially a struggle for poor and working-class people and oppressed communities, such as the Black, Indigenous, and Latinx communities who are particularly impacted.

We hope you’ll join us on Monument Circle, January 22nd at 11:30am to lend your voice to the struggle. End the stigma! End the shame! Abortion access is a human right! For a world free of misogyny and patriarchy! WEAR RED! We will bring the signs, music, and pro-choice chants!

#MarchforChoice #AbortionIsAHoosierValue #ProChoice #ProAbortion #AbortionAccess #AbortionIsABlessing

Tags: reproductive rights, abortion, March for Choice, social justice, nonprofit, Women’s Health Care

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Jan

19

Sun
Sun, Jan 19, 2020 5:30 PM - Sun, Jan 19, 2020 7:30 PM @ Irvington Vinyl & Books

Join us at an upcoming Grant Writing Pizza Party to work through your career development grant and the On-Ramp Creative Career Accelerator applications. After this meetup, you’ll leave your grant writing fears behind you.

What you’ll learn:
– How to know when you’re ready to pursue a grant.
– Which grant to pursue.
– Details about grants available from the IAC and others.
– Start your application while you’re here (bring your laptop!).

Dates:
December 2 – Bloomington, 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. ET
December 4 – Terre Haute, 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. ET
December 8 – Chesterton, 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. CT
December 9 – Goshen, 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. ET
December 10 – Lafayette, 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. ET
December 16 – Columbus, 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. ET
December 17 – Evansville, 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. CT
December 18 – Muncie, 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. ET
December 19 – Fort Wayne, 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. ET
January 4 – Cafe Creative, Indianapolis, 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. ET
January 19 – Irvington Vinyl & Books, Indianapolis, 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. ET

We want to make sure we order enough pizza, so RSVP-ing is required to attend.

https://www.surveygizmo.com/s3/5321422/Grant-Writing-Pizza-Party-RSVP

About the Individual Advancement Program: https://www.in.gov/arts/artist/2344.htm

About the On-Ramp Career Accelerator: https://www.in.gov/arts/artist/2340.htm

Tags: Grant Writing Pizza Party, nonprofit, social justice

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Jan

16

Thu
Thu, Jan 16, 2020 9:00 AM - Thu, Jan 16, 2020 3:00 PM @ Indiana State House

SAVE THE DATE!

This year we are scheduling League Day at the Statehouse in conjunction with the Indiana Women’s Suffrage Centennial Celebration.

That changes our usual scheduling a bit so that League members can begin by attending the Celebration events at 9:00 a.m. A joint resolution honoring the League founding will be presented in both the House (10:00 a.m.) and Senate (1:30 p.m.). Our session to prepare you for legislative visits will begin at 10:30 (packets available to registrants by email several days before).

Registration information, the full schedule and more details will be forthcoming right after the first of the year.

In the meantime, you may want to contact your legislators to make appointments.

Need to find out who your legislators are? Click below:

http://wayeo.egis.39dn.com/

Tags: Indiana Women’s Suffrage Centennial Celebration, League of Women Voters, Nonprofit, social justice, activism

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Jan

15

Wed
Wed, Jan 15, 2020 11:00 AM - Wed, Jan 15, 2020 3:00 PM @ Indiana State House

Hoosier Action is going to the statehouse! Hoosier families deserve to have healthy pregnancies and babies, a place to live free from environmental toxins, and the opportunity to thrive, but our representatives at the statehouse don’t always hear the struggles of everyday Hoosiers.

Join Hoosier Action in Indianapolis for a day of action at our Statehouse! We’ll begin in the morning by sharing our stories at a press conference and spend the afternoon meeting directly with legislators and staff whose job it is to represent us.

We are fighting in 2020 to pass the HOPE Agenda for a Brighter Indiana because we believe that Indiana should:
–Protect pregnant workers and new mothers
–Notify Hoosiers about environmental toxins in their homes
–Stop predatory payday lending
–Respond to the addiction and overdose crisis
–Improve Medicaid

To pass these vital new laws, we have to make sure our voices are heard by the decision-makers! Lunch will be provided, and transportation arranged for everyone who registers by January 13th. We are meeting on the 3rd Floor North Atrium of the Indiana Statehouse at 11 am.

Tags: Hoosier Action in Indianapolis, nonprofit, day of action, activism, social justice, grassroots, people powered

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Jan

13

Mon
Mon, Jan 13, 2020 11:00 AM - Mon, Jan 13, 2020 10:00 PM @ Union Jack Pub-Broad Ripple

If you haven’t already heard the amazing news — Indy VegFest is expanding to more of a regional event and will be at Banker’s Life Fieldhouse this year!

It’s a true testament to the efforts of their amazing organizers and volunteers and the obvious passion for a vegan lifestyle.

Please help us in supporting their mission to educate the public about the compassionate, environmental, and health facets of a vegan lifestyle.

We are so proud to support this incredible cause.

Tags: Indy VegFest, Fundraiser, Vegan, Vegetarian, nonprofit, social justice, dine for a cause

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Jan

08

Wed
Wed, Jan 08, 2020 7:00 PM - Wed, Jan 08, 2020 10:30 PM @ The White Rabbit Cabaret

It’s our annual strictly open-mic show and only $5 cover!

This is the chance to release, rehearse, and recite your work.

There will not be a DJ for this event so you will not be able to have your tracks played behind you…
BUT what a great way to rock an A Cappella or collaborate with your guitar playing, Djembe pounding friends or finally work out your set with your loop pedals.

Artists will only be allotted 5-7 minutes to perform, so keep that in mind.

Signup is at the event, on a 1st come 1st spit basis and will be cut off at 13 artists.

Sexism, homophobia, islamophobia, transphobia, xenophobia will in NO WAY BE TOLERATED

(Signup will not guarantee performance and at discretion of our founder, Tatjana Rebelle)

door opens at 7pm and show starts at 8pm

Tags: spoken word, art, poetry, social justice, VOCAB

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Dec

14

Sat
Sat, Dec 14, 2019 3:00 PM - Sat, Dec 14, 2019 5:00 PM @ Kheprw Institute

Join us for a monthly community celebration including a cooking demonstration and farm fresh food pickup! The Community Controlled Food Initiative (CCFI) is a cooperative started by community members that brings fresh affordable food to our community and supports local farmers like Lawrence Community Gardens. Come celebrate our efforts, enjoy good food, and build with us! Bring a friend!

PLACE YOUR ORDER ONLINE:
CCFI.KHEPRW.ORG

CCFI food share orders are reserved on the 1st Saturday of every month and picked up on the 2nd Saturday of every month. If you missed the deadline to order, we always offer CCFI food shares for sale to walk-ins, but they do sell out!

The Good Food Feast community celebration is free! CCFI food share bags cost: For one bag of farm fresh food, you pay $20, or $15 for seniors, or $7.50 for EBT/SNAP participants who pay with their SNAP/EBT card (discounted shares available while supplies last). You can learn more and order online at http://food.kheprw.org/

See the blog section of our website (above) for examples of what is in a CCFI food share bag!

We can always use more volunteers and help growing our program! Fill out this form (link: https://goo.gl/forms/EgErxFqoHDonSA9O2) or show up on the Second Saturday any time after 10am to volunteer! We will hold a brief meeting after the event (5pm) to share about areas where the CCFI program could use your support!

Tags: social justice, The Community Controlled Food Initiative (CCFI), monthly celebration, Good Food, Feast, Lawrence Community Gardens

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Dec

12

Thu
Thu, Dec 12, 2019 7:00 PM - Thu, Dec 12, 2019 8:30 PM @ Irvington Vinyl & Books

Touring poets and creative curators Chelsea Tadeyeske and Edie Roberts are dropping in for one night only as they head to the Cincinnati Art Book Fair. Come hear their confessional, tender poetry. Also featuring local poet Tasha Chopra.

Chelsea Tadeyeske is a poet, performer, and bookmaker from Milwaukee, WI. She is the founding editor of pitymilk press, publishing short-run chapbooks and journals both online and in physical form. Her work sits in the the intersections of shame, trauma, and desire that are rooted in femininity trying to pin down the destructive reverberations of societal expectations and affectations. She has released many chapbooks including her most recent works of poetry, if you bend it backwards nothing really happens (Rabbit Catastrophe, 2016) and we were all born with the right to be angry (bathmatics, 2016). She is currently performing work from a series of short stories titled Princess Diana, due out on bathmatics in Spring of 2019. By tracing comedic edges around uncomfortable and private tragic experiences both on the page and in performance, Chelsea teases out the feels and makes a soft weapon of vulnerability. Her work can be found online at Pretty Owl Poetry, Delirious Hem, Smoking Glue Gun, and Leopardskin & Limes, among others. She is a Virgo sun/Libra rising/Aquarius moon born in the year of the snake.

Check out her brainchild: https://pitymilkpress.wordpress.com/

Edie Roberts is a rabbit with a hat. A genderqueer mouthpiece ponied up to bat, cheeks fat with american anxiety and morale relay. They reside in Detroit, Michigan where folks still talk with you in the grocery line; the hive humming about experiments with cooperation, the skeletons of capitalism, the dream of another way. They believe in self-publishing and making things for yourself. Their work is their own and they own the means of their own production for the most part. Titles include The Roof is On Fire pt.1&2 (2012/2016), The Heel and The Face (2016), Little Book of Shit (2016) and Everywhere You Go (2019). They lend hands and eyes and heart at pitymilk press and run a hapdash production site called bathmatics when there is time and purpose bubbling. More than summarized here at: https://edieroberts.wordpress.com/

Check out edie’s book, The Heel and the Face: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B3vssYqYStdnMzRCRVR1bGZzWmM/view

Tasha Chopra is a poet, visual artist, and graduate student pursuing her masters at Herron School of Art and Design. She is the co-founder and media editor for Turnpike Magazine, an online publication dedicated to positive themes and marginalized voices. She also is a part of Indy Symposium, a group that holds bimonthly open mics and poetry slams at Black Circle Brew. Her poetry focuses on themes of family, identity, and human connection, and some of her work can be found in Genesis Magazine.

Check out Turnpike: https://turnpikemagazine.com

Tags: Touring poets and creative curators Chelsea Tadeyeske and Edie Roberts, poetry, spoken work, writing, the words, social justice

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Dec

12

Thu
Thu, Dec 12, 2019 5:30 PM - Thu, Dec 12, 2019 8:30 PM @ Central Library

DVN is excited to announce that on December 12th we will be hosting the Indianapolis screening of the documentary film “PUSHOUT: The Criminalization of Black Girls in Schools” at the Clowes Auditorium at the Central Library. The event is free but tickets are limited so reserve yours today!

Pushout: The Criminalization of Black Girls in Schools is a feature length documentary, based on the book by the same name by Monique Morris Ed.D. The film takes a deep dive into the lives of Black girls and the practices, cultural beliefs and policies that disrupts one of the most important factors in girls’ lives – education.

The documentary underscores the challenges Black girls face with insight from experts across the country who have worked extensively in the field of social justice, gender equality and educational equity. These experts give context to the crisis and provide a roadmap for how our educational system and those who interact with Black girls can provide a positive rather than punitive response to behaviors that are often misunderstood or mis-represented.

While the challenges facing Black boys in this country have garnered national attention, absent from that conversation was how girls of color, particularly Black girls, are being impacted. PUSHOUT addresses that crisis.

The documentary focuses on challenges Black girls face, emphasizing first-person narratives from girls. We hear from them as young as the age of seven and as old as 19. They describe navigating a society that often marginalizes and dismisses them.

At the same time the documentary lays out how adults and policy makers can address the needs of these young girls and women with positive responses that can short circuit the pervasive over punishment of Black girls.

***Please arrive at the Central Library between 5:30-6pm as the screening will begin in the Clowes Auditorium promptly at 6pm. Following the screening there will be a panel discussion with Indianapolis area activists, educators, lawmakers and community advocates. For more information or questions about the event please email Youth Program Coordinator Colleen Curtin at [email protected]

Tags: screening of the documentary film “PUSHOUT: The Criminalization of Black Girls in Schools” at the Clowes Auditorium at the Central Library, nonprofit, social justice, Domestic Violence Network (DVN)

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Dec

07

Sat
Sat, Dec 07, 2019 2:00 PM - Sat, Dec 07, 2019 3:30 PM @ Kheprw Institute

Africa American Politics is the quest for political parity, power in decision and policy making and protecting that power. Join this FREE informal community course in African America Politics that will cover political historic foundations to modern times.

This informal course is taught by Dr. Ramala Bandele, IUPUI Professor Emeritus of African American Studies and Political Science. The course will emphasize local politics (not limited to Indianapolis), focusing on how urban politics manifest through the collision of government and community activism.

Each session will take place every-other Saturdays, 2-3:30pm, first hour lecture followed by a 30 minute discussion. There will be no assignments, but suggested readings are listed below.

Course Schedule & Topics

September 28 – Political Historic Foundations

October 12 – Reconstruction & Jim Crow

October 26 – African Americans & Urban Politics

November 9 – Political Ideology and Programs

November 23 – The Civil Rights Movement

December 7 – Modern Politics

Suggested Reading

Walton, Hanes and Robert Smith. American Politics and the African American Quest for Universal Freedom. (7th Edition; or latest) Pearson Longman Press
https://www.amazon.com/American-Politics-African-Universal-Freedom/dp/1138658146/

Hine, Darlene Clark; et.al. African Americans: A Concise History (2nd Edition or latest) Pearson/Prentice Hall
https://www.amazon.com/African-Americans-Concise-History-Combined/dp/0205969062

Bandele, Ramala. Black Star: African American Activism in the International Political Economy
https://www.amazon.com/Black-Star-American-International-Political/dp/0252033396

Alexander, Michelle. The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness
https://www.amazon.com/New-Jim-Crow-Incarceration-Colorblindness/dp/1595586431/

About Dr. Ramala Bandele

Dr. Ramla Bandele is professor emeritus of political science and Africana Studies at Indiana University Purdue University and a long-time supporter and member of Kheprw Institute. She is a writer of plays and short stories and one of the co-founders of the Black Arts Collective (blackartscollective.org). Her works include plays: Facing the Rising Sun, Summer Storm, Fan Me Lord and Venom. She is also the author of Black Star: African American Activism and International Political Economy.

Tags: social justice, Africa American Politics, informal course is taught by Dr. Ramala Bandele, IUPUI Professor Emeritus of African American Studies and Political Science, Life Learning

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Nov

29

Fri
Fri, Nov 29, 2019 12:00 PM - Fri, Nov 29, 2019 5:00 PM @ Indiana State House

Join us at the Indiana State House on November 29th to demand action on the climate crisis.

Tags: Climate Action, Climate Crisis, Extinction Rebellion, activism, social justice

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Nov

23

Sat
Sat, Nov 23, 2019 2:00 PM - Sat, Nov 23, 2019 3:30 PM @ Kheprw Institute

Africa American Politics is the quest for political parity, power in decision and policy making and protecting that power. Join this FREE informal community course in African America Politics that will cover political historic foundations to modern times.

This informal course is taught by Dr. Ramala Bandele, IUPUI Professor Emeritus of African American Studies and Political Science. The course will emphasize local politics (not limited to Indianapolis), focusing on how urban politics manifest through the collision of government and community activism.

Each session will take place every-other Saturdays, 2-3:30pm, first hour lecture followed by a 30 minute discussion. There will be no assignments, but suggested readings are listed below.

Course Schedule & Topics

September 28 – Political Historic Foundations

October 12 – Reconstruction & Jim Crow

October 26 – African Americans & Urban Politics

November 9 – Political Ideology and Programs

November 23 – The Civil Rights Movement

December 7 – Modern Politics

Suggested Reading

Walton, Hanes and Robert Smith. American Politics and the African American Quest for Universal Freedom. (7th Edition; or latest) Pearson Longman Press
https://www.amazon.com/American-Politics-African-Universal-Freedom/dp/1138658146/

Hine, Darlene Clark; et.al. African Americans: A Concise History (2nd Edition or latest) Pearson/Prentice Hall
https://www.amazon.com/African-Americans-Concise-History-Combined/dp/0205969062

Bandele, Ramala. Black Star: African American Activism in the International Political Economy
https://www.amazon.com/Black-Star-American-International-Political/dp/0252033396

Alexander, Michelle. The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness
https://www.amazon.com/New-Jim-Crow-Incarceration-Colorblindness/dp/1595586431/

About Dr. Ramala Bandele

Dr. Ramla Bandele is professor emeritus of political science and Africana Studies at Indiana University Purdue University and a long-time supporter and member of Kheprw Institute. She is a writer of plays and short stories and one of the co-founders of the Black Arts Collective (blackartscollective.org). Her works include plays: Facing the Rising Sun, Summer Storm, Fan Me Lord and Venom. She is also the author of Black Star: African American Activism and International Political Economy.

Tags: social justice, Africa American Politics, informal course is taught by Dr. Ramala Bandele, IUPUI Professor Emeritus of African American Studies and Political Science, Life Learning

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Nov

09

Sat
Sat, Nov 09, 2019 2:00 PM - Sat, Nov 09, 2019 3:30 PM @ Kheprw Institute

Africa American Politics is the quest for political parity, power in decision and policy making and protecting that power. Join this FREE informal community course in African America Politics that will cover political historic foundations to modern times.

This informal course is taught by Dr. Ramala Bandele, IUPUI Professor Emeritus of African American Studies and Political Science. The course will emphasize local politics (not limited to Indianapolis), focusing on how urban politics manifest through the collision of government and community activism.

Each session will take place every-other Saturdays, 2-3:30pm, first hour lecture followed by a 30 minute discussion. There will be no assignments, but suggested readings are listed below.

Course Schedule & Topics

September 28 – Political Historic Foundations

October 12 – Reconstruction & Jim Crow

October 26 – African Americans & Urban Politics

November 9 – Political Ideology and Programs

November 23 – The Civil Rights Movement

December 7 – Modern Politics

Suggested Reading

Walton, Hanes and Robert Smith. American Politics and the African American Quest for Universal Freedom. (7th Edition; or latest) Pearson Longman Press
https://www.amazon.com/American-Politics-African-Universal-Freedom/dp/1138658146/

Hine, Darlene Clark; et.al. African Americans: A Concise History (2nd Edition or latest) Pearson/Prentice Hall
https://www.amazon.com/African-Americans-Concise-History-Combined/dp/0205969062

Bandele, Ramala. Black Star: African American Activism in the International Political Economy
https://www.amazon.com/Black-Star-American-International-Political/dp/0252033396

Alexander, Michelle. The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness
https://www.amazon.com/New-Jim-Crow-Incarceration-Colorblindness/dp/1595586431/

About Dr. Ramala Bandele

Dr. Ramla Bandele is professor emeritus of political science and Africana Studies at Indiana University Purdue University and a long-time supporter and member of Kheprw Institute. She is a writer of plays and short stories and one of the co-founders of the Black Arts Collective (blackartscollective.org). Her works include plays: Facing the Rising Sun, Summer Storm, Fan Me Lord and Venom. She is also the author of Black Star: African American Activism and International Political Economy.

Tags: social justice, Africa American Politics, informal course is taught by Dr. Ramala Bandele, IUPUI Professor Emeritus of African American Studies and Political Science, Life Learning

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Nov

08

Fri
Fri, Nov 08, 2019 6:00 PM - Fri, Nov 08, 2019 8:00 PM @ Kheprw Institute

Afrofuturism is a movement of art, culture and literature that seeks to explore dilemmas faced by black people and theorize possible futures. Afrofuturism will be our framework to re-examine events of the past, critique the present day dilemmas of the African Diaspora, and create a space to imagine and dream of possible futures.

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 include Buffalo 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: social justice, Maurice Broaddus, Rasul Palmer, sci-fi, Afrofuture Fridays, Kheprw Institute

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Nov

08

Fri
Fri, Nov 08, 2019 1:00 PM - Fri, Nov 08, 2019 3:00 PM @ Roberts Park United Methodist Church

Homes For All Indy CLT Coalition meets the 2nd Friday of every month at 1pm. Open to the public, the group meets to discuss and explore the use of Community Land Trusts as a way to provide and maintain permanent affordable housing for low-income individuals and families. Please enter at the double doors close to the playground on the south side of the building. There is a daycare at the church so the doors are all locked. We will let you in. If you arrive late and no one is there to let you in, you can buzz in at the office door. If you are driving, the parking lot to the east or street parking is available.

Tags: Homes For All Indy CLT Coalition, Community Land Trusts, Social Justice, nonprofit

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Oct

27

Sun
Sun, Oct 27, 2019 3:00 PM - Sun, Oct 27, 2019 5:00 PM @ 16 Park Community Center

Helping the community to better analyze and make political decisions.Join us for a discussion with community members and leaders who are looking critically at their role in electoral politics, and learn how we, as individuals, can make more informed decisions about who we choose to represent us.PANELISTS TBA.

Tags: social justice, discussion with community members and leaders who are looking critically at their role in electoral politics, and learn how we, as individuals, can make more informed decisions about who we choose to represent us

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Oct

26

Sat
Sat, Oct 26, 2019 2:00 PM - Sat, Oct 26, 2019 3:30 PM @ Kheprw Institute

Africa American Politics is the quest for political parity, power in decision and policy making and protecting that power. Join this FREE informal community course in African America Politics that will cover political historic foundations to modern times.

This informal course is taught by Dr. Ramala Bandele, IUPUI Professor Emeritus of African American Studies and Political Science. The course will emphasize local politics (not limited to Indianapolis), focusing on how urban politics manifest through the collision of government and community activism.

Each session will take place every-other Saturdays, 2-3:30pm, first hour lecture followed by a 30 minute discussion. There will be no assignments, but suggested readings are listed below.

Course Schedule & Topics

September 28 – Political Historic Foundations

October 12 – Reconstruction & Jim Crow

October 26 – African Americans & Urban Politics

November 9 – Political Ideology and Programs

November 23 – The Civil Rights Movement

December 7 – Modern Politics

Suggested Reading

Walton, Hanes and Robert Smith. American Politics and the African American Quest for Universal Freedom. (7th Edition; or latest) Pearson Longman Press
https://www.amazon.com/American-Politics-African-Universal-Freedom/dp/1138658146/

Hine, Darlene Clark; et.al. African Americans: A Concise History (2nd Edition or latest) Pearson/Prentice Hall
https://www.amazon.com/African-Americans-Concise-History-Combined/dp/0205969062

Bandele, Ramala. Black Star: African American Activism in the International Political Economy
https://www.amazon.com/Black-Star-American-International-Political/dp/0252033396

Alexander, Michelle. The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness
https://www.amazon.com/New-Jim-Crow-Incarceration-Colorblindness/dp/1595586431/

About Dr. Ramala Bandele

Dr. Ramla Bandele is professor emeritus of political science and Africana Studies at Indiana University Purdue University and a long-time supporter and member of Kheprw Institute. She is a writer of plays and short stories and one of the co-founders of the Black Arts Collective (blackartscollective.org). Her works include plays: Facing the Rising Sun, Summer Storm, Fan Me Lord and Venom. She is also the author of Black Star: African American Activism and International Political Economy.

Tags: social justice, Africa American Politics, informal course is taught by Dr. Ramala Bandele, IUPUI Professor Emeritus of African American Studies and Political Science, Life Learning

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Oct

12

Sat
Sat, Oct 12, 2019 3:00 PM - Sat, Oct 12, 2019 5:00 PM @ Kheprw Institute

Join us for a monthly community celebration including a cooking demonstration and farm fresh food pickup! The Community Controlled Food Initiative (CCFI) is a cooperative started by community members that brings fresh affordable food to our community and supports local farmers like Lawrence Community Gardens. Come celebrate our efforts, enjoy good food, and build with us! Bring a friend!

PLACE YOUR ORDER ONLINE:
CCFI.KHEPRW.ORG

CCFI food share orders are reserved on the 1st Saturday of every month and picked up on the 2nd Saturday of every month. If you missed the deadline to order, we always offer CCFI food shares for sale to walk-ins, but they do sell out!

The Good Food Feast community celebration is free! CCFI food share bags cost: For one bag of farm fresh food, you pay $20, or $15 for seniors, or $7.50 for EBT/SNAP participants who pay with their SNAP/EBT card (discounted shares available while supplies last). You can learn more and order online at http://food.kheprw.org/

See the blog section of our website (above) for examples of what is in a CCFI food share bag!

We can always use more volunteers and help growing our program! Fill out this form (link: https://goo.gl/forms/EgErxFqoHDonSA9O2) or show up on the Second Saturday any time after 10am to volunteer! We will hold a brief meeting after the event (5pm) to share about areas where the CCFI program could use your support!

Tags: social justice, The Community Controlled Food Initiative (CCFI), monthly celebration, Good Food, Feast, Lawrence Community Gardens

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Oct

12

Sat
Sat, Oct 12, 2019 3:00 PM - Sat, Oct 12, 2019 6:00 PM @ Kheprw Institute

Join the Kheprw Institute for a very special program – our Third Annual Good Food Festival!!! Don’t miss some of Indy’s amazingly talented artists giving live performances as we celebrate grassroots community solutions that use the power of food and community to create the world we want to live in!

FOOD + VENDORS
Catered food as well as wellness vendors, info booths, farmers, face painting, chess, and more shenanigans! Door prizes! Family friendly and free event!

We will celebrate and honor our Kheprw community food programs and uplift all community efforts to improve our lives through bringing good food and good people together for the wellness of our community. The celebration will include food, local musician performances, speakers and activists from our food programs, community wellness organizers and vendors, and invitations to participate in our programs! We will be featuring our own Growin’ Good in the Hood community food growers and celebrating 3+ years of our Community Controlled Food Initiative – providing fresh food from local farmers in a cooperative model!

WHEN: Saturday October 12th, 3-6pm
WHERE: Kheprw Institute, 3549 Boulevard Pl. 46208
WHO: You and all your friends! Kids welcome and encouraged

You can still apply to be a vendor at vendors.kheprw.org. We also need volunteers! E-mail [email protected] or call 317-329-4803 x 703.

Tags: social justice, nonprofit, The Community Controlled Food Initiative (CCFI), annual celebration, Good Food, Feast, Lawrence Community Gardens

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