The Memory Keepers/Los Guardianes de Memorias

201 Studio 201 S. Rural Ave., Indianapolis, IN
Hybrid Hybrid Event

Exhibit and community conversation to record, elevate, and archive the histories of memory keepers who have lived, worked, and played in Twin Aire neighborhoods for generations. Bilingual event (English/Spanish). Memory Keepers features one gallery located in Twin Aire featuring portraits and recorded interviews of community “memory keepers” from the Twin Aire Neighborhood Coalition Neighborhoods. Portraits […]

Free

(Un)Comfortable Conversations: Telling Our Stories, Transforming Our World

Virtual Event Virtual Event

Change – personal and societal – has the power to bring us together and divide us. Hear from spoken word artists, writers, and community leaders on what it means to wrestle with and accept the consequences of change. New and profound communal bonds are often formed as we grow into an embrace our true identities. […]

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**Award of Awesomeness Nominee!** We Can Change the Past: Unearthing the History of Arab Indianapolis

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

Watch a debut performance of the film, “When We Were Syrian: Early Lebanese in Indianapolis,” and learn more about the forgotten past of Arab Indianapolis. “When We Were Syrian” is a deeply moving autobiographical short film that reveals a past overlooked in the dominant narrative of white, Protestant, Anglo-Saxon Indianapolis. The stories of these Arab […]

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Changing Human Nature: Eugenics in Indiana

Virtual Event Virtual Event

In this interactive session, IU professor Richard Gunderman takes us on a journey through the history of eugenics in Indiana and society’s misguided efforts to change human nature through science. Eugenics may be defined as the effort to improve human life by controlling patterns of human reproduction—the idea that undesirable traits could be “bred out” […]

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Community Change: Arts Engagement as Wellbeing

Witherspoon Presbyterian Church 5136 Michigan Road, Indianapolis, IN
Virtual Event Hybrid Event

Join us on a musical, theatrical, spoken word journey exploring personal and community transformation through holistic arts engagement. We are each on a journey towards wholeness - individually, and within our communities. Join us to experience the possibility of change through the transformative power of community arts, with performances and stories shared by Actors Ink […]

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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, […]

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