IMAGINE-Nation: Neighborhood Creativity and Collaboration

Friday, November 14, 2008 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
at Englewood Christian Church
, 57 N. Rural St., Indianapolis, IN 46201

Neighbors Exchanging Gifts and Conversation
Arts, Religion, Humanities
Event Format:
Dinner, Discussion, Display, Exhibit
Adults of all ages
One Paycheck Away, The April Show, Lafayette Square Area Coalition, Old Speedway City Neighborhood Association, Norwood Place Youth Sign Design and Engagement Project, Broadway United Methodist Church - Eden in Indianapolis, Zion Hill Baptist Church - Elements of Art Through Photography, Indy Food Co-op, Hawthorne Neighborhood's Hootenanny Fiesta, Jim Diers

Event Description:

Photographs by local youth inspire new conversations, and a coalition of homeless adults creates a community newsletter—these are just two stories that champion the ingenuity of community engagement. Connect with these artisans of civic life, witness how they create meaning through collaboration, and get inspired to take action in your own neighborhood. Jim Diers, author of Neighbor Power: Building Community the Seattle Way, will talk about imagination and collective action in neighborhoods. Enjoy a display of creative local action projects, savor cuisine from ethnic restaurants in the Lafayette Square neighborhood, view an exhibition of artists who have overcome significant obstacles, and hear talented local musicians. Chat with representatives from these local projects: Broadway United Methodist Church’s Eden in Indianapolis (youth engagement), Hawthorne Neighborhood’s Hootenanny Fiesta, Indy Food Co-op, One Paycheck Away (homelessness), The April Show (artists), Lafayette Square Area Coalition’s Taste the Difference (asset development), Norwood Place Sign Design (youth engagement), Old Speedway City Neighborhood Association (architectural heritage), and Zion Hill Baptist Church’s Elements of Art Through Photography (youth engagement). Free. Presented by Indianapolis Neighborhood Resource Center, Broadway United Methodist Church, Englewood Christian Church, Lafayette Square Area Coalition, Lockerbie Central United Methodist Church, Norwood Place Neighborhood Association, One Paycheck Away, The April Show, and Zion Hill Baptist Church. Questions? Call 317-920-0330 or e-mail