Public Conversation on
Tradition & Innovation

Sunday, November 5, 4 p.m., Clowes Memorial Hall

Sr. Joan Chittister

Manning Marable

Angelo Pizzo

The Public Conversation is the signature event that launches the Spirit & Place Festival each year. The 2006 Public Conversation, will feature award-winning author and human rights champion Sr. Joan Chittister, Hoosier film writer/producer Angelo Pizzo, and scholar-author Manning Marable (who replaces Juan Williams). Indiana author Scott Russell Sanders will moderate a spontaneous exchange between these three notable individuals as they explore the 2006 theme, Tradition & Innovation.

For tickets to this free event, visit the Clowes Memorial Hall box office, Butler University, 4602 Sunset Avenue. Box office hours are 10 a.m.–5 p.m., Monday–Friday, and 10 a.m.–2 p.m. on Saturday. Group tickets can be reserved by calling Spirit & Place at (317) 278-3623.

Fascinating Festival Programs!

Visit our home page each day during the festival (November 3-19) for an updated listing of daily programs.

Spirit & Place This Week!
F = Free $ = Admission Fee D = Donation Requested
F devaSTATE, 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM, Harrison Center for the Arts
$ 2006 International Festival, 10:00 AM to 9:00 PM, Exposition Hall, Indiana State Fair Grounds
$ May Wright Sewall: Indianapolis and International Heroine (formerly Welcome Back, Madam and May!), 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM, Indianapolis Propylaeum
$ Making History and Re-Making Politics: The Green Bus vs. the White House, 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM, Artcraft Theatre, Franklin, IN
$ Mombasa Party and the Royal Drummers of Burundi, 8:00 PM, Clowes Memorial Hall
F Encores with Mario: Music & Spirituality, 10:00 PM, Hilbert Circle Theatre
F Innovative Adoption: Creating Family Traditions in a Multicultural Context, 9:30 AM to 1:00 PM, North United Methodist Church
$ 2006 International Festival, 10:00 AM to 9:00 PM, Exposition Hall, Indiana State Fair Grounds
$ Peace Hikes with Global Peace Initiatives, 12:00 PM to 1:30 PM, Eagle Creek Park
F Icon of Family Life in Ancient Monasticism and Modern Urban Life, 1:00 PM to 4:30 PM, Christian Theological Seminary
D The Write Me Project, 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM, Indianapolis Urban League
A Treasure Hunt—Downtown Style, CANCELLED
F Tradition and Innovation in Worship Music, 5:00 PM to 10:00 PM, Tabernacle Presbyterian Church
$ Indy VoiceWorks Miraculum 2006: Choral Art Rebuilt, 7:00 PM to 10:00 PM, Northminster Presbyterian Church
D The Power of Story: A Transforming Look at Mental Health, 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM, VSA arts of Indiana
F Encores with Mario: Music & Spirituality, 7:30 PM, Hilbert Circle Theatre
F Benjamin Britten's Saint Nicolas: A Cantata, 7:30 PM to 8:30 PM, Trinity Episcopal Church
$ 2006 International Festival, 12:00 PM to 6:00 PM, Exposition Hall, Indiana State Fair Grounds
F Tradition & Innovation: A Public Conversation with Sr. Joan Chittister, Angelo Pizzo, and Manning Marable. (Dr. Marable is replacing Juan Williams.) 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM, Clowes Memorial Hall, Butler University
F Navigating Diversity in American Society: Making Multiculturalism Work, (Note: This program replaces The Changing Face of America.)10:00 AM, IUPUI Hotel & Conference Center
F Islamic Philanthropy in a New World Setting, 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM, Park Tudor School
F Sr. Joan Chittister, OSB—Bringing Treasures from the Storehouse: Wisdom from the Past for Spiritual Journeys, 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM, University of Indianapolis
F Hoosiers from Page to Screen: A Conversation with Writer/Producer Angelo Pizzo, 7:30 PM, Robertson Hall, Butler University
F First Monday Music Club: Trends in Arts Marketing & Presentation, 7:30 PM to 9:00 PM, Hilbert Circle Theatre
F IPS Center for Inquiry Community Arts Festival, 4:30 PM to 8:00 PM, IPS Center for Inquiry at School 2
F Peace Hikes with Global Peace Initiatives, 5:00 PM to 6:00 PM, White River State Park
F Queen of Sheba in History, Myth, and Contemporary Interpretations, 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM, Christian Theological Seminary
$ The Golden Chain: A Chamber Music Concert, 7:30 PM to 10:00 PM, Indiana History Center
$ Peace Hikes with Global Peace Initiatives, 4:00 PM to 5:30 PM, Eagle Creek Park
D The Power of Story: A Transforming Look at Mental Health, 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM, First Congregational Church
$ Healthy Teens, Whole Lives: Faith-Based Comprehensive Sexuality Education for Youth, 8:30 AM to 12:00 PM, First Congregational Church-United Church of Christ
F A Peacemakers Walk Across Indianapolis: Walking in Beauty With Victor Villaseñor, 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM, IUPUI
F Peace Hikes with Global Peace Initiatives, 5:00 PM to 6:30 PM, Indianapolis Museum of Art
D Communication Across Generations, 6:00 PM to 8:30 PM, Ebenezer Missionary Baptist Church
F Fathoming Jonestown, 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM, IUPUI
F Almost Home: How We Live as We Age, 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM, University of Indianapolis
F Big Band Jazz—Evolution of an Art Form, 6:30 PM to 7:30 PM (free panel discussion), 7:30 PM Concert, Indiana State Museum
F Demystifying the Digital: An Inquiry into Museum Technology, 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM, The Children's Museum of Indianapolis
F If The Cupboard Were Bare: Creating Sustainable Food Systems, 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM, North United Methodist Church
$ The Journey of Man: A Human Odyssey, 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM, Indiana History Center
D The Power of Story: A Transforming Look at Mental Health, 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM, Forest Manor Multi Service Center, Inc.
F Joe Goode: Innovating Gender, Innovating Dance, 7:30 PM to 8:30 PM, Butler University
D El Día de los Muertos Exhibition of Altars, Indianapolis Art Center
D A Voice Silenced, Arthur M. Glick Jewish Community Center and Indianapolis Art Center
D Timeless Passions: Drawn to Dance, Hoosier Salon Fine Arts Gallery
D devaSTATE, Harrison Center for the Arts
$ A Century of Champions, NCAA Hall of Champions
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Festival Closing Event!

The festival’s first-ever closing event, sponsored by the Liberty Fund, will take place on November 18, 7 p.m., at the Indiana History Center. Join us for a lively public discussion on Tradition versus Innovation? Arts and Mass Culture.

Future Festival Themes

Living Generously

Exploring Imagination

Inspiring Places

Spirit & Place
Advisory Board

Rabbi Sandy Sasso, Chair
Congregation Beth-El Zedeck

Karen Whitney, Vice Chair
Vice Chancellor for Student Life and Diversity and Dean of Students IUPUI

Judith Cebula, Secretary
Director of the Center for
Faith and Vocation
Butler University

Rev. Kevin Armstrong
Senior Pastor
North United Methodist Church

The Honorable Sarah Evans Barker
U.S. District Court, Southern District

Maria Blake
Director of Communications
Indianapolis-Marion County
Public Library

David J. Bodenhamer
Executive Director
The Polis Center at IUPUI

Janet Boston
Director of Marketing and Communications
Arts Council of Indianapolis

Michael G. Cartwright
Dean for Ecumenical & Interfaith Programs
University of Indianapolis

Simon Crookall
President and CEO
Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra

Margot Eccles
Lacy Diversified Industries

Rev. Nancy Ferriani
Senior Associate Rector
Trinity Episcopal Church

Dianne Foglesong
Community Volunteer

Darrin Gray
Brandirect, Inc.

Jane Henegar
Former Deputy Mayor
City of Indianapolis

Scott Massey
President & CEO
Indiana Humanities Council

Rev. Kent Millard
Senior Pastor
St. Luke's United Methodist Church

Paula Parker-Sawyers
Executive Director
Office of Faith Based and Community Initiatives
State of Indiana

Gail Plater
Assistant Dean
Development & External Affairs
IU School of Liberal Arts at IUPUI

Joyce Sommers
Board Member Emeritus
President & CEO
Indianapolis Art Center

Lynn Youngblood
Board Member Emeritus
Senior Vice President & Provost
University of Indianapolis

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Did You Know?

Spirit & Place was awarded the 2001 Indiana Achievement Award.

Spirit & Place was awarded the 1999 NUVO Cultural Vision Award.

Kurt Vonnegut, Dan Wakefield, and John Updike were the speakers at the very first Public Conversation in 1996.

The 2006 festival has over 80 programs presented by over 150 civic organizations.

Spirit & Place is made possible by the generous support of several major donors.
Lilly Endowment INC The Indianapolis Foundation
IUPUI IU School of Liberal Arts
Butler University University of Indianapolis
Indianapolis Public Library Community Health Network
The Center On Philanthropy at Indiana University Christian Theological Seminary
St. Paul's Episcopal Church
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