Imagining a Global City: Visions of Indianapolis and the World - Updated Presenters

Sunday, November 16, 2008 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
at Indianapolis Museum of Art
Deer-Zink Pavilion, 4000 N. Michigan Rd., Indianapolis, IN 46208

Healing of the Abiku Children
Arts, Humanities
Event Format:
Discussion, Exhibit, Panel, Q & A Session, Tour
Adults of all ages, Seniors, Young adults (18-30), Youth (middle/high school)
Shola Ajiboye, Ted Celenko, John Clark, Juliana Fashanu, Elsie Rotich

Event Description:

How can we learn from the best that the world’s cultures have to offer? How do Africans think about wellness on personal, social and environmental levels? How are Hoosiers engaged in global problem-solving? Three African works from the Indianapolis Museum of Art (IMA) will frame this conversation. The Songye people in Congo, for example, bring out a statue in times of crisis to inspire the community’s collective imagination. What equivalent “community power figures” might spark imaginative discussions about local issues?  Begin with an optional tour that highlights these art works. Presenters include IMA Curator Ted Celenko, who will introduce the art works; IU-Kenya Partnership Coordinator Elsie Rotich, who will share the health care challenges facing African immigrants to Indianapolis; Shola Ajiboye of African Community International on conflict resolution; and  Juliana Fashanu: senior planner with Indianapolis' public works department. The panel will be moderated by John Clark, Senior Fellow at Sagamore Institute. Free. Presented by Indianapolis Museum of Art, Ambassadors for Children, Indianapolis-Eldoret Sister City Committee, International Interfaith Initiative, and IU School of Medicine IU-Kenya Partnership at IUPUI. Questions? Call 317-472-9666 or e-mail