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Interchurch Community — “The Politics of Hummus: Jewish Voice For Peace and Allies Create Alternative Interfaith Spaces”
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Interchurch Community — “The Politics of Hummus: Jewish Voice For Peace and Allies Create Alternative Interfaith Spaces”

“We took that back to the committee, and we looked at it and agreed [it was problematic],” says Wiles. The JCRC and the Muslim Alliance of Indiana also concurred that the suggested film was problematic, and a different film was chosen.

Sierra Club — “Indiana Has ‘A Lot To Lose’ With Poor Ohio River Quality”
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Sierra Club — “Indiana Has ‘A Lot To Lose’ With Poor Ohio River Quality”

Water quality along Indiana’s southern border could be impacted by a long-awaited vote expected this week.

CHIP — “Indy counts its homeless population every year. 2019’s happened during a polar vortex”
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CHIP — “Indy counts its homeless population every year. 2019’s happened during a polar vortex”

“I can also tell you that some of the teams that went to the more established camps across the city did find people unsheltered that were hunkered down that night and did not go in,” Haring-Cozzi said. “So, even as frigid as it was, there were individuals found unsheltered that remained so on Wednesday night.”

CHIP — “Trying to answer ‘How many homeless people live in Indianapolis?'”
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CHIP — “Trying to answer ‘How many homeless people live in Indianapolis?'”

Members of the Coalition for Homelessness Intervention and Prevention (CHIP) and the Professional Blended Street Outreach will try to identify the number of homeless people in Marion County. The count will include people who are unsheltered or sheltered in emergency shelter, transitional housing or safe havens.

Earth Charter, Women4Change — “Lawmakers urged to enact redistricting commission reform bill”
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Earth Charter, Women4Change — “Lawmakers urged to enact redistricting commission reform bill”

Organizations which have signed a letter to legislative leaders include … Women4Change Indiana Action Fund… , Earth Charter Indiana, Indiana

JCRC — “SENIOR SOCIAL WORK STUDENTS ATTEND THIRD ANNUAL PEOPLE’S INAUGURATION”
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JCRC — “SENIOR SOCIAL WORK STUDENTS ATTEND THIRD ANNUAL PEOPLE’S INAUGURATION”

David Sklar, the Indianapolis Jewish Community Relations Council Director of Government Affairs, presented the keynote addressed. He explained how Indiana is one of five states in the United States that does not have a hate crimes law in effect.

Earth Charter — “Gary host second Youth Environmental Summit”
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Earth Charter — “Gary host second Youth Environmental Summit”

Members of Youth Power Indiana and Earth Charter Indiana were present and shared stories of young leaders around the globe who are advocating for more urgent government action against climate change.

CHIP — Indianapolis grappling with increase in deaths among homeless population”
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CHIP — Indianapolis grappling with increase in deaths among homeless population”

Haring-Cozzi said she believes city efforts to shut down homeless camps have made homeless people more visible, “becoming targets for others to do harm to them.”

JCRC — “IRT performs ‘Anne Frank’”
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JCRC — “IRT performs ‘Anne Frank’”

The 6 p.m. performance is a fifth annual Community Night on International Holocaust Remembrance Day. Through partnership with the Indianapolis Jewish Community Relations Council and the Jewish Federation of Greater Indianapolis, there will be a post-show candle-lighting ceremony and readings from Frank’s diary.

JCRC — “‘Repugnant image’: Indiana school officials investigate soccer team appearing to give Nazi salutes”
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JCRC — “‘Repugnant image’: Indiana school officials investigate soccer team appearing to give Nazi salutes”

In a post on its Facebook page, the Indianapolis Jewish Community Relations Council said it believes the Zionsville school district “appreciates the gravity of this situation and will use this hurtful act as an opportunity for ongoing education and engagement.”