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

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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 the short film "When We Were Syrian: Early Lebanese in Indianapolis" here. 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 […]

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Be Anxious for Nothing: Loss and Joy in Unexpected Change

Christ Church Cathedral 125 Monument Circle, Indianapolis, IN
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WATCH A RECORDING OF THIS EVENT HERE. What do the Bible, Torah, Qur’an, and sacred music say about change? How do we hold space for grief and still find opportunities for joy and growth? We seek common experiences in different traditions through panel discussion and song. Sacred texts in the Christian, Jewish, and Muslim traditions […]

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Creating Positive Change in the Community through Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion

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Watch a recording of this event here. Community stakeholders will join in a panel discussion to talk about how they are incorporating equity, diversity and inclusion into their work and making Johnson County a more inclusive community. This event brings leaders from Johnson County’s public school, higher education, and health care systems together to talk […]

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**Award of Awesomeness Nominee!** Truthsgiving: Using Food to Dismantle a Colonial Myth

Eiteljorg 500 W. Washington St., IN

Through cooking demonstrations and more, explore why romanticized versions of Thanksgiving are harmful to Native Peoples and how you can incorporate indigenized alternatives into your celebration. November is Native American Heritage Month as well as the month many Americans celebrate Thanksgiving. The Eiteljorg and its partners invite you to explore ways of honoring Indigenous people […]

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B-Movies and Bad History

KanKan Cinema and Brasserie 1258 Windsor St, Indianapolis, IN

Good history doesn’t always make for good drama. Share your feelings about the best (and worst) portrayals of the past on screen through clips and conversation with our panel of local filmmakers and historians. What happens when Hollywood defines how we think about history? Can we create an historically accurate film without taking dramatic license? […]

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Climate Change and American Religion: Resetting the Agenda

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TO WATCH A RECORDING OF THIS EVENT, CLICK HERE. TO LISTEN TO A FOLLOW-UP INTERVIEW ON WFYI'S "ALL IN," CLICK HERE. Climate change is real, and the danger is urgent. Can religion contribute to meaningful change, or are the main solutions political? Join Peter Thuesen, author of Tornado God, as we discuss one of the […]

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Introduction to Black Hue-manity 101: Imagining Blackness Then and Now

Eskenazi Fine Arts Center 1410 Indiana Ave., Indianapolis, IN

The power of images is strong and enduring. Depictions of African peoples and blackness have changed over time and influence contemporary thinking and action. Since the Enlightenment, Black humanity has been routinely attacked, ridiculed, and questioned, and altogether denied. However, this was not always the case. This multimedia exhibit featuring images, video, and historical testimony […]

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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
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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 […]

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Psychedelic Medicine: CPR for the Soul?

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Watch a recording of this event here. Go on a journey into the mind to explore the possibility of relief of suffering and spiritual growth through psychedelic-assisted therapy. A universal change we all must face is death. For some, anticipation of this change brings significant distress. New research shows that guided psychedelic-assisted therapy might ease […]

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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. […]

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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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