Living Generously: A Public Conversation with Nathan Dungan, Bernice Johnson Reagon, and Patty Stonesifer
Sunday, November 4, 2007 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
at Butler University Clowes Memorial Hall
4602 Sunset Ave., Indianapolis, IN 46208

Arts, Religion, Humanities
Event Format:
Discussion, Panel
Adult of all ages, Seniors, Young adults (18-40), Youth (middle/high school)
Nathan Dungan, Bernice Johnson Reagon, Scott Russell Sanders, Patty Stonesifer

Event Description:

Listen to three nationally known figures from the arts, humanities, and religion as they explore the festival theme, Living Generously.  Join Patty Stonesifer, Indianapolis native and CEO of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation; Dr. Bernice Johnson Reagon, composer, scholar, and founder of the Grammy Award-winning ensemble Sweet Honey in the Rock; and Nathan Dungan, author and founder of Share Save Spend, for an invigorating discussion moderated by Indiana author Scott Russell Sanders. 

  • Admission is free, but tickets are required (available September 14). Get up to four tickets per person by visiting the Clowes Memorial Hall box office on the Butler University campus, 4602 Sunset Avenue, Indianapolis. Box office hours are: 10:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m., Monday–Friday, and 10:00 a.m.–2:00 p.m. on Saturday. For information only, call 317-940-6444 or 800-732-0804.
  • Group tickets for 10 or more people are available by calling Spirit & Place at 317-278-3623.
  • If supplies last, tickets may be available at Clowes Memorial Hall on the day of the event. Clowes will honor a line beginning at 1:00 p.m. Those in line will fill any vacant seats as of 1:45 p.m.
  • Outside doors open at 1:00 p.m., and books will be for sale before and after the event.

Questions? Call 317-278-3623 or email


The 12th annual Public Conversation is co-sponsored by 2007 theme partner the Center on Philanthropy at Indiana University along with support from WFYI, Hilton Indianapolis, Scholars Inn, and the Indiana Humanities Council in cooperation with the National Endowment for the Humanities.


Major financial support for the festival also comes from Lilly Endowment Inc.; Allen Whitehill Clowes Charitable Foundation, Inc.; The Indianapolis Foundation, an affiliate of the Central Indiana Community Foundation; Butler University; IUPUI and IU School of Liberal Arts at IUPUI; and University of Indianapolis.