Category: Newsmakers

JCRC —”Zionsville investigates after students appear to perform Nazi salute in ‘sickening’ photo”
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JCRC —”Zionsville investigates after students appear to perform Nazi salute in ‘sickening’ photo”

Lindsey Mintz, the executive director of the Indianapolis Jewish Community Relations Council, said though anti-Semitic incidents are starting to happen more frequently, she appreciates Zionsville Community Schools’ response to the photo so far. The organization added on Facebook that it will be working with the district.

JCRC — “Coalition launches to pressure lawmakers to pass hate crime law”
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JCRC — “Coalition launches to pressure lawmakers to pass hate crime law”

“I think there’s always concern when you’re talking about legislation,” David Sklar said, with the Indianapolis Jewish Community Relations Council. “We know we’re in for a long road of discussions.”

CHIP — “You’ll soon pay to park at meters in Indianapolis until 11 p.m.”
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CHIP — “You’ll soon pay to park at meters in Indianapolis until 11 p.m.”

The city wants to launch a new employment program for people who panhandle or sleep outside; spend $150,000 on rental assistance for recipients of housing vouchers; and support services offered by the Coalition for Homelessness Intervention and Prevention, such as help with past-due utility bills.

Professor Animalia’s Struggling Species
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Professor Animalia’s Struggling Species

The VIP preview of the exhibition will be a benefit for Earth Charter Indiana, run by Executive Director Jim Poyser [who was also NUVO editor from 2000-2013]. Sales from the exhibit will also benefit Earth Charter.

JCRC — “Jewish community speaks out about anti-Semitism amid push for hate crime legislation”
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JCRC — “Jewish community speaks out about anti-Semitism amid push for hate crime legislation”

In the final days of 2018, the Indianapolis Jewish Community Relations Council penned a letter to the editor in the IndyStar talking about anti-Semitism confronting the community.

Overdose Lifeline — “Drug users can now test if fentanyl is in the drugs they are using, before injection”
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Overdose Lifeline — “Drug users can now test if fentanyl is in the drugs they are using, before injection”

You can obtain Fentanyl strips through the Overdose Lifeline. A program that Justin Phillips founded in 2014, after her 20-year-old son Aaron, died from an opioid overdose.

A recommendation from Mel
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A recommendation from Mel

My church, St. Peter’s United Church of Christ was also featured, but aside from that, all of the environmental activity that goes on in our state amazed me.

JCRC — “Legislative preview: State lawmakers about to convene, tackle issues”
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JCRC — “Legislative preview: State lawmakers about to convene, tackle issues”

State Rep. Tony Cook, R-Cicero, released draft legislation in November that, if passed, would remove Indiana from the list of five states without a hate crime law. The bill was created with input from prosecutors, judges and a variety of interest groups, ranging from religious and minority coalitions to business and university organizations, including working closely with the Indianapolis Jewish Community Relations Council.

Overdose Lifeline — “Addiction Prevention Program Expands In Indiana”
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Overdose Lifeline — “Addiction Prevention Program Expands In Indiana”

Overdose Lifeline founder Justin Philips says the program uses a targeted approach to prevention.

“This program Preventure is selective,” says Phillips. “We know personality traits do indicate high risk.”

JCRC — “Join the fight against anti-Semitism”
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JCRC — “Join the fight against anti-Semitism”

It is our hope that all Hoosiers will join us in promoting and preserving an American society that celebrates pluralism and honors difference, and in fighting anti-Semitism by confronting it wherever it surfaces, and from whomever it emanates, to ensure that the world’s oldest hate is given no sanctuary.