Past the Klan: The Roots of Racism in IPS and Beyond

Central Library, Center for Black Literature & Culture 40 E. St. Clair St., Indianapolis, IN
Hybrid Hybrid Event

WATCH OPENING REMARKS & SMALL GROUP REPORT OUTS HERE. Go on a journey through the last 100 years of IPS’s past to dispel urban myths and uncover hidden stories around race and racism, religion, gender, ethnicity, geography, and politics. After a brief presentation on IPS’s history, participants will be divided into small groups and given […]

Free

We Are The Change We’ve Been Waiting For: A Practical Guide to Social Change

Indiana Interchurch Center 1100 W. 42nd St., Indianapolis, IN

Transform a mindset of "that's terrible" into "I can be the change!" after hearing from grassroots activists and learning practical action steps for social change. Beginning with a panel discussion featuring local activists followed by small group discussions, participants will explore clear, easy-to-understand strategies they can use to confront challenges they see in the world. […]

Free

Powerful Conversations on Race (Nov.)

Powerful Conversations on Race (PCR) is a monthly community dialogue series -- with two tracks -- exploring topics around race, racism, and the resulting impact. These sessions provide a means of getting comfortable talking about uncomfortable topics are are rooted in humanities- and art-based materials and sources. This IS NOT a lecture or book club, […]

Free

Powerful Conversations on Race (Jan. 2022)

Virtual Event Virtual Event

Powerful Conversations on Race (PCR) is a monthly community dialogue series — with two tracks — exploring topics around race, racism, and the resulting impact. Rooted in humanities- and art-based materials and sources, these sessions give us time to practice and normalize hard conversations about race. This IS NOT a lecture or book club, but […]

Free

Powerful Conversations on Race (February 2022)

Virtual Event Virtual Event

POSTPONED UNTIL MARCH 13.  Due to a scheduling oversight the February Powerful Conversations on Race session will be postponed until March 13, 2022. This month’s dialogue conflicts with an iconic American tradition - Super Bowl Sunday. This has resulted in an extremely low number of registrations. Our work is sustained by a cadre of community-based […]

Free

Powerful Conversations on Race (March 2022)

Virtual Event Virtual Event

Powerful Conversations on Race (PCR) is a monthly community dialogue series exploring topics around race, racism, and the resulting impact. Rooted in humanities- and arts-based sources primarily from The Charleston Syllabus, these sessions give us time to practice and normalize hard conversations about race. There will only be ONE session track in March (e.g., no […]

Free

Civic Circle Gathering (March 16)

Virtual Event Virtual Event

Join us as we nurture a spirit of shared civic purpose with poetry, music, and small dialogue groups. Spirit & Place invites you to reflect on our democracy and grapple with what it means to live by America’s civic values during its "Civic Circle" gatherings. Using the civic reflection dialogue method, these participatory gatherings – […]

Free

Powerful Conversations on Race (April 2022)

Powerful Conversations on Race (PCR) is a monthly community dialogue series exploring topics around race, racism, and the resulting impact. Rooted in humanities- and arts-based sources primarily from The Charleston Syllabus, these sessions give us time to practice and normalize hard conversations about race. A little more about Powerful Conversations on Race: This IS NOT […]

Free

Civic Circle Gathering (April 27)

Virtual Event Virtual Event

Join us as we nurture a spirit of shared civic purpose with poetry, music, and small dialogue groups. Spirit & Place invites you to reflect on our democracy and grapple with what it means to live by America’s civic values during its "Civic Circle" gatherings. Using the civic reflection dialogue method, these participatory gatherings – […]

Free

Powerful Conversations on Race (May 2022)

Powerful Conversations on Race (PCR) is a monthly community dialogue series exploring topics around race, racism, and the resulting impact. Rooted in humanities- and arts-based sources primarily from The Charleston Syllabus, these sessions give us time to practice and normalize hard conversations about race. A little more about Powerful Conversations on Race: This IS NOT […]

Free

Laugh in Peace Comedy Show

Central Library - Clowes Auditorium 40 E. St. Clair Street, Indianapolis, IN

You can use a laugh, right? Who can't these days?! For our 2nd annual spring faith event, Spirit & Place is absolutely giddy to invite you to join Rabbi Bob Alper, Rev. Susan Sparks (a former Spirit & Place Public Conversationalist), and Muslim comic Gibran Saleem for a fun-filled evening of interfaith comedy that highlights […]

Free

Powerful Conversations on Race (June 2022)

Powerful Conversations on Race  is a monthly community dialogue series exploring topics around race and racism and the resulting impact. Powerful Conversations on Race is a way for us to get comfortable talking about uncomfortable histories and is, therefore, rooted in historical documents and subject matter. This IS NOT a lecture or book club, but […]