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Oracles of Change: Interfaith Understanding through Art & Poetry

November 11 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Hybrid Hybrid Event

Hear poems from Sikh and Muslim artists and reflect on how poetic imagery can be a meaningful tool in helping us make sense of societal change.

In 2020, Franklin College hosted its first Interfaith Understanding through the Arts event during the Spirit & Place Festival. This year’s offering invites poets Sadiyah Bashir and Preeti Kaur Rajpal to share their work via livestream as a way to contemplate community change – even when that change results in violence and prejudice. Particularly considering the tragic FedEx shooting, this event seeks to provide community members a way to engage and celebrate the growing diversity of Central Indiana through poetry as well as moderated conversations between readings. During these small group conversations, audience members will be asked to think about how art and faith can help heal communities.

A partnership between Franklin College, Center for Interfaith Cooperation, Johnson County Public Library, Creative Council of Franklin, Wild Geese Bookshop, and SikhsPAC.

Questions? Contact 317-738-8140 or hadamsingram@franklincollege.edu.

This event is currently scheduled to occur in-person and online. Register by Nov. 11 to select your attendance option. For in-person attendees, this event will adhere to prevailing local guidance on COVID-19. Thoroughly read confirmation details sent by the host.

Image Credit: Preeti Kaur Rajpal

This event is part of the Spirit & Place Festival. Click here to discover more festival events!
Spirit & Place is a self-funded community initiative housed in the IU School of Liberal Arts at IUPUI. 




November 11
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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Franklin College, Napolitan Student Center – Branigin Room
101 Branigin Blvd.
Franklin, IN United States
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Parking Instructions
There is free parking in the Hamilton Lot at the corner of Forsythe St. and Park Ave. Guests will enter the Napolitan Student Center on the south side of the building and go up the stairs or elevator to the Branigin Room