2020 Signature Events &
Award of Awesomeness 

Opening Night "Virtual Sneak Peak"

Thursday, Nov. 5, 2020
Presented by Spirit & Place and its 2020 festival partners!

Go behind the scenes with Spirit & Place to learn about the exciting offerings being hosted during this year’s festival. Hear what inspired our Award of Awesomeness nominees and check in some of our other event partners to discover how they have interpreted the Origins theme. 

This is a virtual event with both pre-recorded and live segments.

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25th Annual Public Conversation featuring Padraig O'Tuama and Manon Voice
Sunday, Nov. 15, 2020
Presented by Spirit & Place and The Church Within with activities made possible in part by the Indiana Arts Commission, a state agency, and the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency. In conjunction with the John D. Barlow Lecture in the Humanities.

What are the origins of reconciliation and do we have it within ourselves to begin a genuine journey towards healing? One where the harms caused by systemic injustice are truthfully acknowledged and the work of repair can begin? Join theologian and poet Pádraig O’Tuama and local spoken word artist and activist Manon Voice as they explore the relationship between poetry, faith, and reconciliation.

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Award of Awesomeness Nominees
Clockwork: A Multimedia Concert Constructed in 24 Hours
Sat., Nov. 7, 8—10pm
Presented by Clockwork Music, Tabitha Barbour, Healer Indy, and local Indy artists and musicians.

What happens when artists, musicians, dancers, videographers, and other creatives are randomly partnered and given 24 hours to create a new emergent work that will be debuted during the Spirit & Place Festival? We honestly don’t know but we think it will be awesome!

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OM: The Origin of All
Sun., Nov. 8, 1—3pm 
Presented by Hindu Temple of Central Indiana and Santosha School.

In the Hindu tradition, OM is the original harmonious sound—a manifestation of Spirit. Learn about this sacred origin sound and experience its physical, energetic, intellectual, and spiritual effects through chant, discussion, meditation, and reflection.

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Dinner Table Democracy
Tues., Nov.10, 5—8:30pm
Presented by Indianapolis Peace and Justice Center and Indianapolis First Friends.

Play along during this interactive role-playing game simulating a Thanksgiving dinner. Participants will strengthen their capacities to talk, listen, and reason with others while discussing the meaning of Thanksgiving, civics education, and immigration. 

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Living the Legacy: Creating Housing Equity Today in Indianapolis
Tues., Nov. 10, 7—8:30pm
Presented by Indiana Historical Society, Indianapolis-Marion County Dept. of Metropolitan Development, Fair Housing of Central Indiana (FHCCI), and Homes for All—Indy Chapter.

Join this interdisciplinary conversation featuring housing advocates, realtors, lending experts, scholars, and others as they examine the origins of racial housing practices in Indianapolis. Breakout conversations invite you explore more equitable solutions.

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