Category: Newsmakers

Sierra Club — “Indiana cancels bobcat hunting season amid public outcry”
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Sierra Club — “Indiana cancels bobcat hunting season amid public outcry”

The Sierra Club’s successful campaign to protect Indiana’s bobcats from hunting is drawing international attention.

Overdose Lifeline — “New Resource Launched to Help Hoosier Families Facing the Opioid Crisis”
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Overdose Lifeline — “New Resource Launched to Help Hoosier Families Facing the Opioid Crisis”

The Addiction Policy Forum, run by families impacted by addiction, just launched its Indiana chapter. It strives for legislative change, to reduce the stigma of addiction, and family support. 

JCRC — “Anti-Semitic incidents on the rise in central Indiana, groups say”
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JCRC — “Anti-Semitic incidents on the rise in central Indiana, groups say”

Lindsey Mintz: “When a kid says ‘I was just kidding. Can’t you take a joke?’ Umm, we can’t.”

Overdose Lifeline — “Reversing An Overdose Isn’t Complicated, But Getting The Antidote Can Be”
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Overdose Lifeline — “Reversing An Overdose Isn’t Complicated, But Getting The Antidote Can Be”

Overdose Lifeline helps explain obstacles to using naxalone to stop an overdose

CHIP — “Indianapolis homeless population shows 6 percent decrease in latest count”
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CHIP — “Indianapolis homeless population shows 6 percent decrease in latest count”

While the overall news was good, there was an 8 percent increase in the number of unsheltered homeless individuals from last year to this year—meaning people who aren’t currently receiving services.

Overdose Lifeline — “National Addiction Policy Group Creates Indiana Chapter”
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Overdose Lifeline — “National Addiction Policy Group Creates Indiana Chapter”

Overdose Lifeline co-leads a new Addiction Policy Forum.

AFSC — “U.S. should pressure Israel over Palestinians”
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AFSC — “U.S. should pressure Israel over Palestinians”

Erin Polley, "Letter: U.S. should pressure Israel over Palestinians," Indianapolis Star April 19, 2018 For the past several weeks, Palestinians in Gaza have been holding demonstrations every Friday along the border with Israel…

CHIP — “Annual Homeless Count Kicks Off In Indianapolis, With New Focus On Veterans”
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CHIP — “Annual Homeless Count Kicks Off In Indianapolis, With New Focus On Veterans”

Drew Daudelin, "Annual Homeless Count Kicks Off In Indianapolis, With New Focus On Veterans," WFYI January 24, 2018 An annual count of the homeless population in Indianapolis is Wednesday night, and the…

Minority Health Coalition of Marion County — “Raise legal age, increase cigarette tax to reduce smoking”
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Minority Health Coalition of Marion County — “Raise legal age, increase cigarette tax to reduce smoking”

Brittaney R. Hall and Tiffany Nichols, "Raise legal age, increase cigarette tax to reduce smoking," Indianapolis Star February 1, 2018. The twin problems of youth and adult smoking cannot be decoupled. We know…

Peace Center for Forgiveness and Reconciliation — Rwandan Genocide Pop-up Museum
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Peace Center for Forgiveness and Reconciliation — Rwandan Genocide Pop-up Museum

Jamie Coakley, "Rwandan Genocide Pop-up Museum," Nuvo April 19, 2018 We are proud to share that we were recently awarded the Indiana Humanities Grant and have had the opportunity to create a…