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Jun

30

Tue
Tue, Jun 30, 2020 12:00 PM - Tue, Jun 30, 2020 1:00 PM @ https://www.eventbrite.com/e/virtual-environmental-advocate-training-all-about-ej-tickets-109378859112

Join our Senior Manager of Outreach and Environmental Health Senior Associate for HEC’s next virtual volunteer training! This training will focus on HEC’s Environmental Justice initiatives. 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: Environmental Justice, social justice, sacrifice zones, racism, activism, nonprofit, webinar

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Jun

28

Sun
Sun, Jun 28, 2020 8:00 PM - Sun, Jun 28, 2020 9:30 PM @ https://havenyogaindy.com/events/2020/6/28/anti-racism-for-wellness-leaders

Regardless of your identities or job title, you know that anti-racism is a non-negotiable part of your wellness business going forward…even if you’re not yet entirely sure what that means.

But not all of us have the context, skills, and community support to do this fierce, long-term work without causing more harm in the process.

So how can wellness leaders like yoga teachers, studio owners, life coaches, meditation instructors, and healers do whatever they can to stop replicating white supremacy in their work and spaces?

How can we make wellness actively anti-racist, from the way we interact with students and employees to our policies and procedures to our offerings and programs?

This is where we can help!

We’re Charlie Redd – owner of Haven Yoga Studio, yoga teacher, and longtime activist – and Lauren Roberts – political coach, yoga teacher, and community organizer – and we’re offering Anti-Racism for Wellness Leaders, a 6-month virtual course for wellness pros who want to embody anti-racist leadership in their work and spaces.

We’re offering our combined two decades of experience facilitating social justice work in this way because we believe that wellness leaders are uniquely positioned to create deep, lasting change in their communities during this urgent moment for cultural and political revolution.

Here’s what you’ll get:
*Six monthly live virtual group sessions on different topics
*One individual coaching session with Charlie and Lauren
*Suggested readings and resources
*Virtual community forum (NOT another Facebook group!)
*Email support from Charlie and Lauren

In our six monthly group sessions, we’ll learn about…
*A systems framework for understanding white supremacy, racism, and how they show up in the wellness industry and its leadership,
*How we each uphold toxic systems that perpetuate harm against BIPOC, but in different ways depending on our identities and proximity to power and privilege,
*How to confront and dismantle white supremacy within ourselves – whether as a BIPOC who has internalized it or as a white person who has benefited from and been blind to it,
*Building strong, trusting relationships across different identities and backgrounds,
*Harm-reduction strategies as you implement anti-racist practices into your wellness business, offerings, and/or space, and
*Sustaining an anti-racist culture in your work as a wellness leader.

Below are the monthly session dates and times. In the application, we ask if you have scheduling conflicts because ideally we want students to attend each session, though we’d encourage you to apply anyway, even if you might have scheduling challenges.

June 28, 8:00pm – 9:30pm EST
July 26, 8:00pm – 9:30pm EST
August 23, 8:00pm – 9:30pm EST
September 27, 8:00pm – 9:30pm EST
October 25, 8:00pm – 9:30pm EST
November 15, 8:00pm – 10:00pm EST

Click the link to apply! We kick things off on 6/28.
https://havenyogaindy.com/events/2020/6/28/anti-racism-for-wellness-leaders
(Note: While anti-racism work is ultimately white people’s responsibility, we will be centering and affirming BIPOC’s experiences in this space. People of all identities are welcome to apply.)

Tags: anti-racism training, Haven Yoga, wellness leaders, social justice, webinar

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Jun

27

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Sat, Jun 27, 2020 7:00 PM - Sat, Jun 27, 2020 9:00 PM @ https://www.facebook.com/wcdcindy

The Westside Community Development Corporation wants to recognize the efforts and sacrifice of essential workers! June 27th at 7pm the WCDC will broadcast live with some of Indy’s favorite independent artists. We’ll also watch interviews sharing the stories of essential workers, local businesses, and organizations. 50 Near West essential workers will enjoy the socially distanced concert live!

Tags: concert, celebration, essential workers, nonprofit, social justice, The Westside Community Development Corporation

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Jun

23

Tue
Tue, Jun 23, 2020 7:00 PM - Tue, Jun 23, 2020 8:00 PM @ https://www.facebook.com/HaitianAssociationofIndiana/

In this live information session: learn more about Strive Worldwide. A nonprofit from Indiana helping in Haiti to create sustainable transformation in communities by facilitating natural resource investment and vital engagement across cultural and geographic boundaries.
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Nan sesyon enfòmasyon sa: Vinn aprann plis sou Strive Worlwide. Yon oganizasyon san pwofi ki fonde nan Indiana ki ede an Ayiti. Yo kreye transfòmasyon dirab nan kominote pa mwayen envestisman resous natirèl ak angajman enpòtan atravè limit kiltirèl ak jeyografik.

Tags: Strive Worldwide, nonprofit, Haiti, social justice, activism, volunteering

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Jun

18

Thu
Thu, Jun 18, 2020 11:45 AM - Thu, Jun 18, 2020 1:00 PM @ https://www.facebook.com/events/662112714644961/

Unlike its competitors Pfizer, GlaxoSmithKline, and J&J, Eli Lilly has refused to ban the cruel and useless “forced swim test” on animals. Please join PETA and local activists to urge the company to make the compassionate decision! We will protest outside the home of the CEO of Eli Lilly, David Ricks. We will be standing on the grass next to the road in front of his house.

The location and exact meet-up location will be sent via private message when you have confirmed your RSVP.

The so-called “forced swim test” is a widely discredited experiment that’s as cruel as it is worthless. In this test, experimenters put mice, rats, guinea pigs, hamsters, or gerbils in inescapable containers filled with water. The panicked animals try to escape by attempting to climb up the sides of the beakers or even diving underwater in search of an exit. They paddle furiously, desperately trying to keep their heads above water. Eventually, they’ll start to float. Initially, experimenters believed that the test could be used to screen new drugs for human depression, but the data show that it’s no more accurate than a coin toss.

Please learn more about this cruel experiment and take action here: https://support.peta.org/page/7704/action/1?locale=en-US

CONTACT: Jonathan jonathanh (at) peta (dot) org

PARKING: There is public parking about .5mi down the street
Note: We will be taking precautions to ensure safe social distancing during this protest. All activists are asked to maintain a distance of 6 ft. from each other and wear a protective face mask.

Posters and leaflets will be provided. Outreach events are a fun and effective way to help animals as well as meet local advocates, so before you go, check out PETA’s outreach tips https://www.mediapeta.com/peta/PDF/tips_for_PETA_activists.pdf and be sure to invite others.

Please dress sharp, as it helps our message come across much stronger! Please be prepared for the weather.showme

Tags: vegan, social justice, animal rights, protest, activism

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Jun

01

Mon
Mon, Jun 01, 2020 3:00 PM - Mon, Jun 01, 2020 4:00 PM @ https://landing.pachamama.org/global-call

Resilience and Possibility

The COVID-19 pandemic caught the world by surprise, and the disruption of our health, economic, and political systems will forever change the world. As the initial shock wears off, people everywhere are waking up to the reality that we must change the way society operates in order to bring forth a thriving, just, and sustainable world.

Join this Resilience and Possibility Conversation between Pachamama Alliance Co-founders Bill and Lynne Twist, and Dr. Mathis Wackernagel, co-creator of the Ecological Footprint and President of Global Footprint Network, to explore a future where all can thrive within the means of our one planet.

About the speaker

Mathis Wackernagel developed the Ecological Footprint concept during his Ph.D. in community and regional planning, and co-authored the book Our Ecological Footprint: Reducing Human Impact on the Earth. He founded the Global Footprint Network with the mission to help end ecological overshoot by making ecological limits central to decision-making, and has worked on sustainability with governments, corporations, and international NGOs on six continents.

Tags: social justice, activism, nonprofit, Pachamama Alliance, Dr. Mathis Wackernagel

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May

30

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Sat, May 30, 2020 10:00 AM - Sat, May 30, 2020 2:30 PM @ https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZMkf-iuqj8iGNB-LfZf3onq6kdhhXPlPRpJ

“Chaos is another Word for Opportunity.” -I Ching Thinking, Learning & Doing in the New Normal is a free online conference that will bring together communities of color to share ideas and strategies for building a new economy & culture out of the economic collapse catalyzed by the pandemic.Conference will highlight the work of grassroots organizations in Indianapolis, feature keynote speaker Jessica Gordon-Nembhard author of Collective Courage: A History of African-American Economic Thought and Practice, and include interactive break-out sessions focused on 4 key areas.

KEYNOTE SPEAKER
DR. JESSICA GORDON-NEMBHARD

Dr. Jessica Gordon-Nembhard is the author of Collective Courage: A History of African-American Economic Thought and Practice, which chronicles the long history of economic cooperation in African-American communities. Gordon Nembhard is Professor of Community Justice and Social Economic Development in the Department of Africana Studies at John Jay College, of the City University of New York (CUNY).

Gordon-Nembhard’s research has had formidable impact on the worker co-op sector. She also co-founded the U.S. Federation of Worker Co-ops and helped that organization build lasting ties with prominent civil rights and cooperative organizations. She is also an active member of the Grassroots Economic Organizing Newsletter collective and recently joined the board of directors of Green Worker Cooperatives.

BREAK-OUT SESSIONS

building local
ECONOMY

Before the current crisis the economy did not work for our communities. This break-out session will focus on strategies for building local economies that: value people and relationships; focus on sharing & collective good; keep resources circulating in our community; and increase our community’s self-reliance and self-determination.


AFFORDABLE & ACCESSIBLE
HOUSING

Housing is an essential need and foundation for building stability and community. This break-out session will focus on strategies to leverage resources in our communities.


EMPOWERING OUR CHILDREN & YOUTH
EDUCATION

The pandemic has caused major disruption to the education system and forced many parents to educate from home. How can we transform this challenge into an opportunity to cooperate and provide inter-generational support to educate youth in our community that values & empowers them, focuses on real issues in our community and develops the leaders we need to create a better future.


VISIONS OF THE FUTURE
CREATIVITY & RESILIENCE

Artists & creatives have always been visionaries and creators of the future by impacting collective consciousness & culture. This session guided by artists will focus on how we as individuals and as a community have and continue to use our creative strengths to deal with crises. Facilitators: AshLee Baskin and Manon Voice.


CONFERENCE SCHEDULE

OPENING: 10AM – 10:15AM EST
BREAK-OUT SESSION 1: 10:15AM – 11:15AM (4 topic areas)
KEYNOTE SPEAKER: 11:15AM – 12:45PM (Dr. Jessica Gordon-Nembhard)
BREAK-OUT SESSION 2: 12:45PM – 1:45PM (Repeat 4 topics)
WRAP-UP & SHARING: 1:45PM – 2:30PM

All sessions will take place on Zoom. After you register you will get an email with the link to join. This same link will be used for the whole conference.

Tags: Dr. Jessica Gordon-Nembhard, nonprofit, social justice, activism, cooperatives

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May

28

Thu
Thu, May 28, 2020 6:00 PM - Thu, May 28, 2020 9:00 PM @ https://www.facebook.com/events/662937717770197/

Xiuhtezcatl hosts music from students in the New York Public Schools

Tags: Live Music, Xiuhtezcatl, activism, social justice

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May

20

Wed
Wed, May 20, 2020 7:00 PM - Wed, May 20, 2020 9:00 PM @ https://tinyurl.com/ReinventingPower

Please join us for a free virtual screening of the film Reinventing Power followed by a discussion with attendees via Zoom. You can check out the trailer and more about the film via: https://www.sierraclub.org/reinventing-powerhttps://www.sierraclub.org/reinventing-power

Register here to attend: https://tinyurl.com/ReinventingPowerhttps://tinyurl.com/ReinventingPower

This virtual event is completely free and open to the public!

Tags: Sustainability, Renewable Energy, Film Screening, nonprofit, social justice

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May

20

Wed
Wed, May 20, 2020 1:00 PM - Wed, May 20, 2020 2:30 PM @ https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZYocuyprzMpHdZ8_5L3K-Snzr-jcg3Fnsua

The day before BlackRock’s Annual General Meeting for shareholders, join frontline leaders, elected officials and activists in discussion on solutions to BlackRock’s big climate and human rights problems.

Wednesday May 20 | 1:00 pm E/10:00 am P | People’s Assembly on BlackRock

Why a People’s Assembly? Amidst shelter in place orders due to the pandemic, companies are moving their Annual General Meetings (AGMs) for shareholders online.

AGM’s are the one time in the financial year when communities could speak to senior executives and hold them accountable for the impacts of their businesses.

This year community and Indigenous leaders can’t be there to speak directly to leadership and in many cases we’re seeing digital platforms used to silence or sideline questions.

That’s why we’re organizing this People’s Assembly on BlackRock. Help us ensure that these voices, questions, and demands are heard loud and clear by BlackRock.

Featuring:
Helena Gualinga, Indigenous environmental and human rights activist from the Kichwa Sarayaku community in Pastaza, Ecuador (Ecuadorian Amazon)

Wrays Perez, Indigenous Wampis leader from Peruvian Amazon

Eloy Terena, human rights lawyer from the indigenous Terena peoples of Ibague, Brazil.

Senator Sheldon Whitehouse, Rhode Island

Representative Jesús G. “Chuy” García, Illinois 4th District

Bill McKibben, writer and climate activist, co-founder 350 dot org

Dallas Goldtooth Indigenous Environmental Network

Michelle Chen, Vice President of Programs for Friends of the Earth, Moderator

Tags: Solidarity, Environmentalism, Social Justice, nonprofit, climate change

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Apr

18

Sat
Sat, Apr 18, 2020 3:00 PM - Sat, Apr 18, 2020 4:30 PM @ https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_MewIEfZpQBKclmcjXFGvAg

Building on the previous webinars, Lynne Twist & Sara Vetter will expand the conversation on the ways that we can see and hold these challenging times.

Join us as we connect with the deep wisdom coming from powerful teachers, indigenous shamans, and awake people everywhere.

The webinar is free-of-charge; and it will start promptly at Noon PT and run for 75 minutes, ending at 1:15pm PT. This webinar series is now weekly for at least 3 weeks. When you register now, you will be registered for the series and you won’t have to register again.

We believe that this is an important time for listening, learning, healing, and sharing, as well as for in being in community. We offer this webinar as a way to connect with each other, with the principles of The Soul of Money, and to learn from each other.

We look forward to being with you.

Tags: Lynne Twist & Sara Vetter, Soul of Money Institute, nonprofit, social justice

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Apr

18

Sat
Sat, Apr 18, 2020 12:00 AM - Sun, Apr 19, 2020 12:00 AM @ Social Justice Education (IUPUI)

To foster an inclusive community based on equality, equity, justice, safety for all IUPUI members.

Tune into our podcast! Available on Spotify, Soundcloud and Apple Podcast.

New Episodes every other Saturday!

Tags: Social Justice Education (IUPUI), podcast

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Apr

16

Thu
Thu, Apr 16, 2020 2:00 PM - Thu, Apr 16, 2020 3:30 PM @ https://zoom.us/meeting/register/uZMpcOytqDojFjWXhLiwZdrsjtxiXS594w?timezone_id=America%2FNew_York

With NEF Senior Economist Sarah Arnold, openDemocracy Co-editor Caroline Molloy and TUC Head of Rights, International, Social and Economics, Kate Bell.

Nearly one million people successfully applied for Universal Credit in the final two weeks of March – 10 times the usual number. Thousands more were stuck waiting in an online queue.

The Chancellor has announced a package of measures to support people struggling with the economic fallout of coronavirus. But are they enough? Have 10 years of cuts broken our social security system beyond repair? What should we as progressives be fighting for now, and how do we win our demands?

Tags: economics, people, social justice, nonprofit

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Apr

13

Mon
Mon, Apr 13, 2020 3:00 PM - Mon, Apr 13, 2020 4:00 PM @ https://landing.pachamama.org/global-call/

Interested in exploring more?

This call is part of Resilience and Possibility in These Times, a series of online offerings to support us all in staying connected to one another, to a vision for the future, and to the spirit of life in these challenging times.

Resilience and Possibility

The COVID-19 pandemic caught the world by surprise, and the disruption of our health, economic, and political systems will forever change the world. As the initial shock wears off, people everywhere are waking up to the reality that we must change the way society operates in order to bring forth a thriving, just, and sustainable world.

Join this Resilience and Possibility Conversation with Charles Eisenstein and Pachamama Alliance Co-founders Bill and Lynne Twist to explore the path forward based on Charles’ recent article The Coronation, which looks at the inherent unpredictability of this moment and the opportunity to view these circumstances as an initiation for humanity.

About the speaker

Charles Eisenstein is a thinker, writer, and speaker, who focuses on themes of human culture and identity. His books include Sacred Economics, The More Beautiful World Our Hearts Know Is Possible, and, most recently, Climate: A New Story.

Tags: Pachamama Alliance, resilience, possiblity, nonprofit, social justice, Charles Eisenstein

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Apr

11

Sat
Sat, Apr 11, 2020 3:00 PM - Sat, Apr 11, 2020 4:30 PM @ https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_MewIEfZpQBKclmcjXFGvAg

Building on the previous webinars, Lynne Twist & Sara Vetter will expand the conversation on the ways that we can see and hold these challenging times.

Join us as we connect with the deep wisdom coming from powerful teachers, indigenous shamans, and awake people everywhere.

The webinar is free-of-charge; and it will start promptly at Noon PT and run for 75 minutes, ending at 1:15pm PT. This webinar series is now weekly for at least 3 weeks. When you register now, you will be registered for the series and you won’t have to register again.

We believe that this is an important time for listening, learning, healing, and sharing, as well as for in being in community. We offer this webinar as a way to connect with each other, with the principles of The Soul of Money, and to learn from each other.

We look forward to being with you.

Tags: Lynne Twist & Sara Vetter, Soul of Money Institute, nonprofit, social justice

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Apr

04

Sat
Sat, Apr 04, 2020 3:00 PM - Sat, Apr 04, 2020 4:30 PM @ https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_MewIEfZpQBKclmcjXFGvAg

Building on the previous webinars, Lynne Twist & Sara Vetter will expand the conversation on the ways that we can see and hold these challenging times.

Join us as we connect with the deep wisdom coming from powerful teachers, indigenous shamans, and awake people everywhere.

The webinar is free-of-charge; and it will start promptly at Noon PT and run for 75 minutes, ending at 1:15pm PT. This webinar series is now weekly for at least 3 weeks. When you register now, you will be registered for the series and you won’t have to register again.

We believe that this is an important time for listening, learning, healing, and sharing, as well as for in being in community. We offer this webinar as a way to connect with each other, with the principles of The Soul of Money, and to learn from each other.

We look forward to being with you.

Tags: Lynne Twist & Sara Vetter, Soul of Money Institute, nonprofit, social justice

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Apr

04

Sat
Sat, Apr 04, 2020 12:00 AM - Sun, Apr 05, 2020 12:00 AM @ Social Justice Education (IUPUI)

To foster an inclusive community based on equality, equity, justice, safety for all IUPUI members.

Tune into our podcast! Available on Spotify, Soundcloud and Apple Podcast.

New Episodes every other Saturday!

Tags: Social Justice Education (IUPUI), podcast

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Mar

26

Thu
Thu, Mar 26, 2020 8:30 PM - Thu, Mar 26, 2020 9:30 PM @ https://zoom.us/j/476503610

Statewide Teleconference
Thursday, March 26th, 8:30pm

You’re invited! Join us while we share information with you and listen to what you feel we should be addressing. We wanna get to know you and want you to meet other folks in the Indiana Green Party. Let’s come together virtually and change the world!

You can easily join the meeting by downloading the free Zoom App on your phone or computer, or by simply calling in. The meeting starts at 8:30pm ET (7:30pm CT) on Thursday, March 26th, and reoccurs on the 4th Thursday of every month at the same time. Check our calendar for dates and details.

To join the meeting using the Zoom App, click the link below:
https://zoom.us/j/476503610

To call, use either of following numbers and enter the meeting ID:
(312) 626-6799
(929) 205-6099
Meeting ID: 476 503 610

RSVP by replying to this email or responding on the Facebook Event Page, and be sure to share it with your friends!

Thanks for your continued support. We’re looking forward to hearing from you!

Volunteer

There are a number of vacant positions that need to be filled immediately. If you are interested in any of them or would like to help in any way, please submit the volunteer form or contact us.

Indiana Green Party
[email protected]
317-759-3044

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Tags: Indiana Green Party, Green Party USA, politics, social justice, progressive, environmental

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Mar

21

Sat
Sat, Mar 21, 2020 6:00 PM - Sat, Mar 21, 2020 7:00 PM @ https://www.facebook.com/100475094679367/videos/1219162208475337

From Pete Cowden for Indiana State SenateMy fiance, Zain, has COVID-19. Many of you may want to hear how someone you know has dealt with this challenge. Tomorrow at 6pm (Sat 3/21) I am going to do a live video on our experience and answer any questions folks may have.

Tags: coping with coronavirus, support, activism, social justice, discussion

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Mar

10

Tue
Tue, Mar 10, 2020 6:00 PM - Tue, Mar 10, 2020 7:30 PM @ Eagle Branch | Indianapolis Public Library

Learn about solar energy, and how our nonprofit co-op model simplifies the process of going solar on your home or small business.

Solar United Neighbors makes it easy to go solar and save. Join us for a free meetup to learn about solar technology, and how going solar can save you money. Our solar co-ops have helped thousands of people save money by leveraging the power of group purchasing, and our independent experts can teach you everything you need to know to decide whether solar is right for you. Learn more at our website .
*If you require special accommodation to attend and participate in this event, please message us directly as soon as possible at [email protected] We cannot guarantee that we’ll be able to accommodate, but we’ll do our best!

Tags: Solar United Neighbors of Indiana, Carmel Green Initiative, Transition, Sustainability, Renewable Energy, Citizen’s Action Coalition, activism, nonprofit, Earth Charter Indiana, social justice

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