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Nov

10

Sun
Sun, Nov 10, 2019 4:30 PM - Sun, Nov 10, 2019 6:00 PM @ Shelton Auditorium

*This event has reached seating capacity. Guests who have RSVP’d through Eventbrite will be seated on a first come, first serve basis. An RSVP does not guarantee a seat. Any walk-in guest will be seated if seats are available beginning at 4:25 p.m.

Nikole Hannah-Jones is an award-winning investigative reporter
covering racial injustice for The New York Times Magazine. A 2016 Peabody Award winner for her series on school segregation for “This American Life” and 2017 MacArthur Fellow, Hannah-Jones was most recently the lead journalist for The 1619 Project.

Join us as we use history, poetry, and music to anchor a conversation about why it is time to revolutionize the way we talk about our past. About how it is a moral imperative we re-frame conversations on history, society, and race in order to address systemic injustices. America’s traditional origin stories don’t work for everyone and now is the time to wrestle with the meaning of who we are and who we want to be in order to bring America closer to its promises.

Tags: a conversation about why it is time to revolutionize the way we talk about our past, Spirit & Place

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Nov

10

Sun
Sun, Nov 10, 2019 2:00 PM - Sun, Nov 10, 2019 3:30 PM @ Center for Inquiry | Indiana (CFI)

In the past, sci-fi media has catered to white males. Fandom is evolving to be more diverse, but, as seen in recent Twitter harassment of Star Wars actors and controversy at the Hugo awards, not everyone reacts well to change. Our panel of experts will discuss how we got here and where we are going.

PANEL
Leah Leach, Gal’s Guide to the Galaxy
Maurice Broaddus, fantasy and horror author
Michelle Mussoni, cosplayer
Miranda Montooth, Starbase Indy staff organizer and advocate
moderated by Lisa Meece, CEO Starbase Indy

PRESENTED BY

Starbase Indy, Gal’s Guide to the Galaxy, Center For Inquiry Indiana, Indy Youth Group

ABOUT SPIRIT & PLACE

The Spirit & Place Festival (Nov. 1 – 10) celebrates the powerful role the arts, humanities, and religion plan in community life. Spirit & Place is a legacy project of The Polis Center and part of the IU School of Liberal Arts at IUPUI. Learn more and check out other festival events at spiritandplace.org.

FAQs

What are my transportation/parking options for getting to and from the event?

Street parking is free on Sundays. Take stairs down to canal level or use the elevator at the canal on New York Street. We also have access to a parking garage with a back entrance into the center. For any parking difficulties or directions, call 317-423-0710.

CFI Indiana is on Bus Routes 3, 6, 10, 15, 34 & 37

How can I contact the organizer with any questions?

The phone number at CFI is 317-423-0710, or you may email [email protected]

Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?

You do not need to bring your ticket to the event

Tags: panel discussion, diversity in sci-fi, Leah Leach, Maurice Broaddus, Michelle Mussoni

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Nov

10

Sun
Sun, Nov 10, 2019 2:00 PM - Sun, Nov 10, 2019 4:00 PM @ JCC Indianapolis

A juxtaposition of social the justice climate of yesterday and today interpreted through poetry and dance.

How have our views on issues like race, inequality, climate change, gender, and immigration changed through the course of history? How have poets interpreted these views? The Indiana Writers Center has combed their online literary journal, “Flying Island,” and other sources for work from the recent and not so recent past to juxtapose with contemporary writing submitted by Central Indiana residents in an anthology released during the festival. Dance Kaleidoscope dancers will create a visual comparison of these selections through original choreography presented at the JCC on Sunday, November 10th. Performance attendees will also have the opportunity to create their own “blackout” or “book” poems in a guided art-making experience with Indianapolis Art Center teaching artists. Through this program we hope to explore the evolution of our community’s ideas, values, and revolutionary thoughts.

Parking in the JCC parking lot is free. If parking in the back lot, enter through door 5. If parking in the front lot adjacent to Hoover Rd., enter through door 3.

RSVPs encouraged by Nov. 9.

Presented by JCC Indianapolis, Indianapolis Jewish Community Relations Council, Dance Kaleidoscope, Indiana Writers Center, Indianapolis Art Center, and PEN America.

Tags: A juxtaposition of social the justice climate of yesterday and today interpreted through poetry and dance, JCC Indianapolis, Indianapolis Jewish Community Relations Council, Dance Kaleidoscope, Indiana Writers Center, Indianapolis Art Center, and PEN America

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Nov

10

Sun
Sun, Nov 10, 2019 12:15 PM - Sun, Nov 10, 2019 2:00 PM @ HTCI Hindu Temple

Immigrants to the United States bring their religion, art, and culture with them, but connections to these things change over time. You are invited to listen in as Hindu youth and elders discuss and debate the evolution of their culture in America. Free event with optional lunch for $5.

Tags: listen in as Hindu youth and elders discuss and debate the evolution of their culture in America, Religion

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Nov

09

Sat
Sat, Nov 09, 2019 6:30 PM - Sat, Nov 09, 2019 8:00 PM @ Bellfound Farm Marketplace

Film screening highlighting the stories of women who have experienced incarceration, followed by small group discussions hosted over s’mores! Limited space. Please RSVP and consider carpooling or using public transit. (IndyGo #16 stops directly in front of the Marketplace!)

Tags: Film screening highlighting the stories of women who have experienced incarceration

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Nov

09

Sat
Sat, Nov 09, 2019 1:00 PM - Sat, Nov 09, 2019 4:00 PM @ Carriage House East Apartments of Indianapolis

Celebrate and create with grassroots leaders in maternal and child health as they create a pop-up museum aimed to educate on community efforts to improve birth outcomes. This event honors the vital relationship between healthy communities and healthy pregnancies.

Tags: community efforts to improve birth outcomes, healthy communities and healthy pregnancies

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Nov

08

Fri
Fri, Nov 08, 2019 7:00 PM - Fri, Nov 08, 2019 9:00 PM @ The Church Within

Hear the voices of currently and formerly incarcerated men and women presented through readings that explore life beyond incarceration. How does one “evolve” beyond the walls? And what do you do to grow as a person within the walls? After the readings, there will be a facilitated discussion with a Q&A session.

Tags: Hear the voices of currently and formerly incarcerated men and women, Spirit & Place

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Nov

08

Fri
Fri, Nov 08, 2019 5:30 PM - Fri, Nov 08, 2019 8:00 PM @ The Reset Center

Lets C.H.A.T. with 16 local artists, community builders, and art facilitators around violence and/or health disparities.

Featured Artists:

Manon Voice – Spoken Word

Anthony Radford – Artist

Januarie York – Spoken Word

Gary Gee – Artist

Rae Parker– Artist

Diop Adisa – Music Artist/Producer

Eric D. Saunders – Spoken Word

Richard Samuels – Spoken Word

Mijiza Holiday – Fine Arts/Spoken Word

Lance C. Parker – Artist

Synergy – Spoken Word

Michael Jordan “Alkemi” – Artist

Ryan L. Bennett – Fine Arts/Spoken Word

E. Joyce Moore – Artist/Writer

Ace Williams – Music Artist

Omar Rashan – Artist

WHO:

Community Action of Greater Indianapolis, CAGI and it’s We CANN-C.H.A.T. program, Spirit and Place, 16 local artist, 10 trauma informed community facilitators and the Indianapolis Community.

WHEN:

Friday, November 8, 2019

· 530PM – Doors Open
· Welcome/Introductions
· Mix & Mingle Among Artist
· Multiple Artist Conversations Simultaneously
· 800PM-Event Ending
WHY:

To spark healing in individuals that will radiate to their families, the neighborhood and city.

CHAT: Culture, Heart, Art & Talk
Creating a safe space to witness transformative art and share issues of the heart in pursuit of social justice and equality for ALL. Join Artist-led group discussions and healing circles to target solutions of chronic violence and health disparities plaguing our community.

Walk-ins welcome. RSVPs encouraged by Nov. 8th.

Presented by:

Community Action of Greater Indianapolis, CAGI

ABOUT SPIRIT & PLACE

The Spirit & Place Festival (Nov. 1 – 10) celebrates the powerful role the arts, humanities, and religion plan in community life. Spirit & Place is a legacy project of The Polis Center and part of the IU School of Liberal Arts at IUPUI. Learn more and check out other festival events at spiritandplace.org.

FAQs

What are my transportation/parking options for getting to and from the event?

Bus: From the Downtown Transit Center, Bus #5 to Andrew J. Brown Ave. & 16th St. Walk 12 minutes to Spades Park Branch Library.

Parking: Will be available at this location.

How can I contact the organizer with any questions?

Please contact Omar Jones: [email protected], 970.317.2428

Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?

Printer or mobile ticket preferred, but we will have a list of RSVP’d attendees at the event.

Presented by:

Community Action of Greater Indianapolis as part of the Spirit & Place Festival.

ABOUT SPIRIT & PLACE

The Spirit & Place Festival (Nov. 1 – 10) celebrates the powerful role the arts, humanities, and religion plan in community life. Spirit & Place is a legacy project of The Polis Center and part of the IU School of Liberal Arts at IUPUI. Learn more and check out other festival events at spiritandplace.org.

C.H.A.T. Culture, Heart, Art & Talk
Creating a safe space to witness transformative art and share issues of the heart in pursuit of social justice and equality for ALL. Join Artist-led group discussions and healing circles to target solutions of chronic violence and health disparities plaguing our community.

Walk-ins welcome. RSVPs encouraged by Nov. 8th.

FAQs

What are my transportation/parking options for getting to and from the event?

Bus: From the Downtown Transit Center, Bus #5 to Andrew J. Brown Ave. & 16th St. Walk 12 minutes to Spades Park Branch Library.

Parking: Will be available at this location.

How can I contact the organizer with any questions?

Please contact Omar Jones: [email protected], 970.317.2428

Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?

Printer or mobile ticket preferred, but we will have a list of RSVP’d attendees at the event.

Tags: C.H.A.T. with 16 local artists, community builders, and art facilitators around violence and/or health disparities

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Nov

07

Thu
Thu, Nov 07, 2019 7:00 PM - Thu, Nov 07, 2019 8:30 PM @ Garfield Park Arts Center - Indy Parks and Recreation

Speakers will address the theory, practice and effects of boycott across several spheres — economic, cultural, political — and assess how boycotts promote or slow political revolution and evolution, and how they affect personal evolution. We will explore how boycotts succeed, even when there is no economic impact. Corporations and countries are deeply embedded in their communities, and profoundly dependent upon the good will of their employees, shareholders and citizens. When they are on the receiving end of appropriate moral judgment, boycott targets can evolve — as can people who choose to boycott by exercising their economic and moral autonomy.

There will also be a traveling exhibition, “Boycott! The Art of Economic Activism,” which features posters from more than 20 boycotts, including the Montgomery Bus Boycott; United Farm Workers’ grape and lettuce boycott; divestment from South Africa; the Palestinian call for Boycott, Divest and Sanctions (BDS); and many others.

Panelists include:
Imhotep Adisa is the Executive Director and Co-Founder of the Kheprw Institute, a non-profit organization focused on youth development in Indianapolis.

Huwaida Arraf is a Palestinian-American activist, lawyer and co-founder, in 2001, of the Palestinian-led International Solidarity Movement (ISM), which focuses on nonviolent community organizing to resist the Israeli occupation.

Stephanie Skora is a femme lesbian, trans woman, and working-class anti-Zionist Ashkenazi Jew whose activist work centers around Palestinian solidarity organizing, queering Jewish spaces, and fighting for justice and liberation for all trans people.

Dalit Baum is the Director of Economic Activism for AFSC. She is also the cofounder of Who Profits from the Occupation & Coalition of Women for Peace.
moderated by: Mark Sniderman

Presented by American Friends Service Committee, Muslim Youth Collective, VOCAB, Garfield Park Arts Center, and Jewish Voice for Peace

Tags: the theory, practice and effects of boycott across several spheres — economic, cultural, political, Kheprw Institute, American Friends Service Committee, Muslim Youth Collective, VOCAB, Garfield Park Arts Center, Jewish Voice for Peace

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Nov

07

Thu
Thu, Nov 07, 2019 6:30 PM - Thu, Nov 07, 2019 8:30 PM @ Newfields

Join us for a panel discussion that will explore the history of America’s criminal justice system and the values that have shaped it, such as values of retribution vs. rehabilitation. We will discuss the deeply rooted racial disparities within the system, and how organizations are revolutionizing the way we think of incarceration by pushing beyond mere reform, toward the importance of decarceration.

Prior to the panel, attendees will be invited to view artwork created by people who have real-life experiences with the criminal justice system. The artwork will be a sampling from PACE’s upcoming event, Artspoken. Learn more about Artspoken – https://www.paceindy.org/artspoken.

TIMELINE:
6:30 PM – Doors Open
6:30 – 7:00 PM – Art Display
7:00 – 8:30 PM – Panel Discussion

ABOUT SPIRIT & PLACE
The Spirit & Place Festival (Nov. 1 – 10) celebrates the powerful role the arts, humanities, and religion plan in community life. Spirit & Place is a legacy project of The Polis Center and part of the IU School of Liberal Arts at IUPUI. Learn more and check out other festival events at spiritandplace.org.

FAQ
Q: What are my transportation/parking options for getting to and from the event?
A: Free onsite parking. Public transit by using IndyGo’s trip planner at indygo.net. IndyGo routes: 34 and 38.

Q: How can I contact the organizer with any questions?
A: Contact [email protected] or 317-635-4059.

Q: Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?
A: Nope!

Tags: America’s criminal justice system, retribution vs. rehabilitation, reform, toward the importance of decarceration, Spirit & Place

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Nov

07

Thu
Thu, Nov 07, 2019 6:00 PM - Thu, Nov 07, 2019 8:30 PM @ The Indianapolis Propylaeum

Come to the table! Through conversation over dinner we will explore the incomplete legacy of the women’s suffrage movement in an effort to build bridges, see new perspectives, and find a path forward. To purchase tickets, go to thepropylaeum.org, call 317-638-7881 x3, or [email protected]

Tags: women’s suffrage movement, The Propylaeum, Spirit & Place

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Nov

07

Thu
Thu, Nov 07, 2019 6:00 PM - Thu, Nov 07, 2019 8:00 PM @ Central Library

Hear hip-hop legend Cey Adams, creative director of Def Jam Recordings, speak on the revolutionary power of art. Adams will discuss his career, his contributions to hip-hop, and how art acts a catalyst for dialogue and change. Local artists will share their thoughts and lead a community art project.

This program, to be held in Central Library’s Clowes Auditorium, is presented by the Library and the Kheprw Institute’s art and cultural assembly, The Build, as part of this year’s Spirit & Place Festival.

Tags: hip-hop legend Cey Adams, Kheprw Institute, Spirit & Place, Art, Rap, live music, Performing arts

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Nov

06

Wed
Wed, Nov 06, 2019 6:00 PM - Wed, Nov 06, 2019 8:00 PM @ Tube Factory artspace

What does it mean to fit in? How do we do so when who we are conflicts with our community? How does our decision create a society in which fitting in does not require becoming someone we are not? Join Maria Hamilton Abegunde, who uses African-based spiritual practices to heal intergenerational trauma; Brenda Weber, who as a teenager grew up non-Mormon in a Mormon community; and Ellise Antoinette Smith, creator of Fatness Fiction to explore how friction points between personal and community (r)evolution can help us grow spiritually and as human beings. Attend one session or all.

Tags: Healing from body shaming, self-love, acceptance, Spirit & Place

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Nov

05

Tue
Tue, Nov 05, 2019 6:00 PM - Tue, Nov 05, 2019 8:00 PM @ Tube Factory artspace

What does it mean to fit in? How do we do so when who we are conflicts with our community? How does our decision create a society in which fitting in does not require becoming someone we are not? Join Maria Hamilton Abegunde, who uses African-based spiritual practices to heal intergenerational trauma; Brenda Weber, who as a teenager grew up non-Mormon in a Mormon community; and Ellise Antoinette Smith, creator of Fatness Fiction to explore how friction points between personal and community (r)evolution can help us grow spiritually and as human beings. Attend one session or all.

Tags: Healing from body shaming, self-love, acceptance, Spirit & Place

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Nov

03

Sun
Sun, Nov 03, 2019 2:00 PM - Sun, Nov 03, 2019 4:00 PM @ Eidson-Duckwall Recital Hall at Butler University Arts Center

In a program spanning from the baroque era to the present, violist Colette Abel explores the evolution and revolution of the viola and viola d’amore through the music of Vivaldi, Schubert, Paganini, and Richard Auldon Clark.

Tags: violist Colette Abel, Live Music, Vivaldi, Schubert, Paganini, and Richard Auldon Clark

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Nov

03

Sun
Sun, Nov 03, 2019 2:00 PM - Sun, Nov 03, 2019 4:00 PM @ Tube Factory artspace

What does it mean to fit in? How do we do so when who we are conflicts with our community? How does our decision create a society in which fitting in does not require becoming someone we are not? Join Maria Hamilton Abegunde, who uses African-based spiritual practices to heal intergenerational trauma; Brenda Weber, who as a teenager grew up non-Mormon in a Mormon community; and Ellise Antoinette Smith, creator of Fatness Fiction to explore how friction points between personal and community (r)evolution can help us grow spiritually and as human beings. Attend one session or all.

Tags: Healing from body shaming, self-love, acceptance, Spirit & Place

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Nov

03

Sun
Sun, Nov 03, 2019 1:30 PM - Sun, Nov 03, 2019 3:00 PM @ Indiana Historical Society

Let’s talk about it on Nov. 3. Menstrual cycles are a fact of life, yet too taboo to talk about. Now is the time to go public with your period. During this discussion, our panelists will talk about the evolution – or lack thereof – of period technology, how Western ideology around menstruation developed, as well as contemporary issues like period shaming, access to education and health risks.

Not only will we have an expert panel – Terri Lee, MPH, Dr. Katherine McHugh and Dr. Sharra Vostral – assembled to talk about these issues, but audience members will be invited to rotate in and out of panel conversation during the event.

Join us after the panel conversation for a short reception, sponsored by LifeSmart Youth. Enjoy light refreshments, and continue the conversation with local advocates and panelists.

You are encouraged to bring unopened feminine hygiene products for our collection drive.

A part of the 2019 Spirit and Place Festival

Presented by Indiana Historical Society, Indiana Medical History Museum, Indiana State Department of Health – Office of Women’s Health, LifeSmart Youth, Dr. Sharra Vostral, and Women4Change Indiana

Tags: Menstrual cycles, Women’s Health, panel discussion,Indiana Historical Society, Indiana Medical History Museum, Indiana State Department of Health – Office of Women’s Health, LifeSmart Youth, Dr. Sharra Vostral, Women4Change Indiana

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Nov

03

Sun
Sun, Nov 03, 2019 1:00 PM - Sun, Nov 03, 2019 4:00 PM @ Central Christian Church, Indianapolis

Explore how art and music can help heal the soul through a performance of John Rutter’s Requiem, a visual art show, and a discussion panel. The exhibit will also be available for viewing during First Friday on Nov. 1 from 1 to 9pm!

Tags: Art, John Rutter’s Requiem, how art and music can help heal the soul

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Nov

02

Sat
Sat, Nov 02, 2019 10:30 AM - Sat, Nov 02, 2019 12:30 PM @ Ivy Tech Community College - Illinois Fall Creek Center

Join us for a come-and-go, family-friendly community event that will stoke positive energy in the universe! Bring your love of music and dance to create sacred symbols of the universe.

Recognition of universal shapes and other forms of sacred geometry, such as the mandala, can have an effect on how we view ourselves in relation to others and the universe. Shapes describe an important part of what we are – and connected elements evolving from and revolving around a unifying center. This free-flowing event invites participants to dance, create art, listen to poetry, and celebrate their special place in the universe!

There will be Dances of Universal Peace from 10:30 – 12:30. You are welcome to join at any time during the festivities.

Venue information:
Ivy Tech Community College
IFC Illinois Fall Creek Center, 2535 N. Capitol Ave., Indianapolis, IN 46208. Free parking available.

For more information, see:
http://www.spiritandplace.org/Festival.aspx?access=Details&Year=2019&EventScheduleID=27

Tags: family-friendly community event, free-flowing event invites participants to dance, create art, listen to poetry, and celebrate their special place in the universe

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Nov

02

Sat
Sat, Nov 02, 2019 10:00 AM - Sat, Nov 02, 2019 1:00 PM @ Ivy Tech Student Life and Development- Indianapolis

Join us for a come-and-go, family-friendly community event that will stoke positive energy in the universe! Bring your love of music and dance to create sacred symbols of the universe.

Recognition of universal shapes and other forms of sacred geometry, such as the mandala, can have an effect on how we view ourselves in relation to others and the universe. Shapes describe an important part of what we are – and connected elements evolving from and revolving around a unifying center. This free-flowing event invites participants to dance, create art, listen to poetry, and celebrate their special place in the universe!

Campus parking, this is free. Enter doors 1 or 2 to building off of 26th & Illinois Streets or off of 26th St. and Capitol Ave.

Walk-ins welcome. RSVPs encouraged by Nov. 2.

Presented by Ivy Tech Community College—Indianapolis, Ivy Tech Student Government Association, and Dances of Universal Peace Indianapolis.

Tags: Bring your love of music and dance to create sacred symbols of the universe

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