Coming Through to the Other Side: Changes in Schools and Communities COVID & Beyond

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Join a team of educators and families to consider what equity and inclusion means for schools and communities as they emerge from the COVID-19 global pandemic. Using the Mmogo method – an indigenous gathering method from South Africa that uses visuals and artifacts to anchor dialogue – attendees are invited to consider the experiences and […]

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Oracles of Change: Interfaith Understanding through Art & Poetry

Franklin College, Napolitan Student Center - Branigin Room 101 Branigin Blvd., Franklin, IN
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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 […]

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The Moral of Our Stories: Personal Ethics in the Work of Social Change

Circle City Industrial Complex - Ste. C1 1125 Brookside Ave., Indianapolis, IN
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Three local community activists—Phyllis Boyd, Elizabeth Wallin, and Andy Beck—talk with community member Martin Coleman about maintaining a moral vision when working for social change challenges the ideals motivating that very work. When our ideals lead us to unlikely alliances, opportunities laden with unintended consequences, or interpersonal conflict, how does our understanding of our moral […]

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Changing Human Nature: Eugenics in Indiana

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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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Eternity 123

Tube Factory 1125 Cruft St., Indianapolis, IN

Change is a central element to the avant-garde Japanese dance form of Butoh and dancer Vangeline presents original work that asks audiences to see Butoh as a way to transmute the pain and discord of societal shifts into art Butoh is an avant-garde art form born during the height of the Japanese Counterculture Movement of […]

$20

Spirited Chase: Seasons of Change

WFYI Public Media 1630 N. Meridian Street, Indianapolis, IN

Spirited Chase is an on-the-go opportunity to discover new places. Participants will travel to several mystery destinations and explore how each organization creates change our community. Spirited Chase is a unique experience that offers participants the opportunity to renew their spirit through discovering new people and places in the community. During the “chase” participants are […]

$9.00

Common Grounds Cinematic Conversations: The Enduring Legacy of the Plantation

Crossroads AME Church 4602 N. College Ave., Indianapolis, IN

Explore resistance to change in social and political hierarchies of the U.S. through three films—including “Antebellum”(2020)—a panel discussion, and community conversations. This event—a film festival featuring “Antebellum,” “Sankofa,” and “Harriett”– asks the public to consider how much the United States has changed in the 400 years since the arrival of the first enslaved Africans and […]

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Community Change: Arts Engagement as Wellbeing – CANCELLED

Witherspoon Presbyterian Church 5136 Michigan Road, Indianapolis, IN
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EVENT CANCELLED AS OF 10/28/21 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 […]

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Eternity 123

Tube Factory 1125 Cruft St., Indianapolis, IN

Change is a central element to the avant-garde Japanese dance form of Butoh and dancer Vangeline presents original work that asks audiences to see Butoh as a way to transmute the pain and discord of societal shifts into art Butoh is an avant-garde art form born during the height of the Japanese Counterculture Movement of […]

$20

Leave Them Something

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Explore the potential effects of climate chaos on our children’s future through writing, dance, and music inspired by the evocative artwork of Edith Vonnegut, Kurt Vonnegut’s daughter. If chaos is fast and uncontrollable change, then how much longer do we have before “climate change” becomes “climate chaos?” This event combines the visual arts with literature, […]

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26th Annual Spirit & Place Public Conversation featuring Robert P. Jones

St. Paul's Episcopal Church 6050 N. Meridian St., Indianapolis, IN
Virtual Event Hybrid Event

Watch a recording of this event here. As the U.S. grapples with demographic changes and calls for a racial reckoning, Robert P. Jones, author of White Too Long: The Legacy of White Supremacy in American Christianity (2020), will engage in a moderated conversation with Christian Theological Seminary Dean of Faculty Leah Gunning Francis (Ferguson and […]

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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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