Thought-provoking events happening around Indy

Oct 16 @ 11:00 am – 3:00 pm
2018 Indiana Early Learning Summit @ Ivy Tech’s Culinary and Conference Center | Indianapolis | Indiana | United States
The 2018 Indiana Early Learning Summit will bring together business, policy, and civic leaders across the state to understand the business case for investment in early childhood and ways to take action in their community. This...
Conversations About Education: IPS School Board Candidates Forum @ Central Library's Clowes Auditorium | Indianapolis | Indiana | United States
Learn how the upcoming Indianapolis Public Schools school board election will impact the academic and financial future of the district. Join WFYI, Chalkbeat Indiana and the Indianapolis Recorder as IPS candidates will offer their views...
Oct 17 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm
Please join the Kheprw Institute every third Wednesday at 11am-1pm for the Food and Equity Series! What would an equitable food system in Indianapolis look like? This event is a space to connect with others...
Oct 17 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
The Indianapolis Criminal Justice Center @ North United Methodist Church | Indianapolis | Indiana | United States
Thomas Stucky, Executive Associate Dean of the School of Public and Environmental Affairs at IUPUI The new Indianapolis Criminal Justice Center will soon be a reality. How will it affect the criminal justice system in...
Oct 17 @ 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm
Holding onto faith after trauma @ Indiana Interchurch Center Krannert Hall | Indianapolis | Indiana | United States
Rev. Dr. Sarah Griffith Lund will be speaking at this luncheon. More details about this luncheon will be announced. Rev. Dr. Sarah Griffith Lund is an ordained minister, and serves as Vice President for Seminary Advancement at...
Oct 18 @ 5:30 pm – 8:45 pm
The Future of Korea @ Willows on Westfield | Indianapolis | Indiana | United States
Panel Discussion with representatives from: the South Korean Embassy and the US Department of State This is a program of the World Affairs Councils of America and theKorea Economic Institute of America to promote dialogue and understanding...
Oct 18 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
The Build: Music Community Forum @ Kheprw Institute | Indianapolis | Indiana | United States
The Build is a movement of art & culture led by Indianapolis artists coming together to share ideas and resources to sustain and grow their creative work. Come and discuss your experience and thoughts on...
Oct 19 @ 9:00 am – 11:30 am
COPE Participant Registration: IU Health @ IU Health Hospital | Indianapolis | Indiana | United States
Are you ready for a life-changing experience? One in five children in America live at or below the poverty line. ​ These numbers should disturb us, yet statistics can have a numbing effect. The Cost of...
Oct 20 @ 9:30 am – 11:30 am
The Trauma Informed Writing Teacher @ Flanner Community Writing Center | Indianapolis | Indiana | United States
Poverty. Racism. Sexual Assault. Violence. Car wrecks. These are just a few of the traumas experienced by millions of people each day, including students. Gaining a greater awareness of how trauma may impact student performance...
Introduction to SAVI Databases of Central Indiana Statistics @ Central library | Indianapolis | Indiana | United States
SAVI (Social Assets and Vulnerabilities Indicators — www.savi.org) is a free online information system that helps you map, compare and store data about 2,000 Central Indiana communities. SAVI’s comprehensive, up-to-date statistics on housing, education, crime,...
Juan William Chávez: Mesa Hive:Indianapolis Bee Sanctuary @ Tube Factory artspace | Indianapolis | Indiana | United States
These connected projects — related to bees, beekeeping, culture, and community — include an outdoor living sculpture and resulting exhibit developed by Juan William Chávez, an artist and cultural activist based in St. Louis, during...
"Nonprofit Leadership in the 21st Century." @ East 38th Street Branch | Indianapolis | Indiana | United States
Adults are invited to a year-long series of nonprofit training workshops presented by Felecia Brewer of Brewer & Associates, Inc. and made possible by Friends of the Library through gifts to The Indianapolis Public Library...
MSF On the Road: A Voice From the Field in Indianapolis @ Athenaeum Foundation, Grand Kellersaal Ballroom | Indianapolis | Indiana | United States
Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) is an international, independent, medical humanitarian organization that delivers emergency aid to people affected by armed conflict, epidemics, natural disasters and exclusion from health care. MSF offers assistance to...
Oct 23 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Rebecca Skloot and the Lacks Family @ Northview Middle School | Indianapolis | Indiana | United States
As part of the “One State/One Story: Frankenstein” initiative designed by Indiana Humanities, adults are invited to contemplate the complexities of ethics of scientific research while hearing from Rebecca Skloot, author of “The Immortal Life...
Oct 24 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Unarmed Response to Active Shooter Events @ North United Methodist Church | Indianapolis | Indiana | United States
Sgt. John Perrine, Public Information Officer for the Indianapolis District of the Indiana State Police What do you do if you encounter an active shooter situation? Come learn how to respond and stay safe.
Oct 24 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
IndyVitals @ The Knall Meeting Room at Central library | Indianapolis | Indiana | United States
IndyVitals is a new online tool to measure the health and sustainability of neighborhood areas in Marion County. Designed to help community and civic leaders, non-profit and philanthropic partners, and others working to improve neighborhoods,...
Poverty: Examining Roots, Working Toward Solutions @ Clowes Memorial Hall | Indianapolis | Indiana | United States
Determining the best ways to address the poverty and inequality we see in our community requires that we examine the various social and economic forces that help create and maintain them. As it kicks off...
Oct 26 @ 5:30 am – 7:30 am
Food Assembly @ Kheprw Institute | Indianapolis | Indiana | United States
The Food Assembly is an initiative launched by Kheprw Institute to provide a space and process where community members are the primary decision makers in addressing the food challenges in their communities in a non-hierarchical...
Creating and Working Your First Strategic or Business Plan @ Central library | Indianapolis | Indiana | United States
Many nonprofits are born out of the passion and vision of a founder. But, for your nonprofit to flourish beyond the tireless dedication of that founder, for it to mature and live on no matter...
Oct 27 @ 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm
Increasing in prominence as a tool for enhanced efficiency and strengthened service delivery, collaboration’s advantages, disadvantages, potential, and pitfalls must be understood by all savvy nonprofit professionals. This seminar is best for those who have already...
"Improvising Frankenstein: Bringing to Life New Stories of Disabilities." @ Glendale Library | Indianapolis | Indiana | United States
The topic for this program is “Improvising Frankenstein: Bringing to Life New Stories of Disabilities.” Use improv to explore how Frankenstein is a reflection of how we think about, respond to, and ultimately create disability...
Oct 29 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
East 38th Street Homelessness Series @ East 38th Street Branch | Indianapolis | Indiana | United States
Adults are invited for a series of informational workshops that explores such topics as the causes and types of homelessness, criminalization of the homeless, homeless resources, and the issue of a living vs. minimal wage....
Non-Theistic Perspectives on the Environment: Buddhist and Jain Ecologies @ Fairview Common Room, Butler University | Indianapolis | Indiana | United States
In this session, we will hear from scholars of two non-theistic religious traditions and learn how these traditions frame care for the Earth without reference to a Creator God. We will discover that Buddhism and...
Oct 31 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
The National Economy and Our National Debt @ North United Methodist Church | Indianapolis | Indiana | United States
Cathy Bonser-Neal, Associate Professor of Finance, Kelley School of Business at IUPUI How does our country’s national debt affect our national economy? What does this mean for you and your family?
Nov 1 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
East meets West in the Deep South. An overcrowded maximum-security prison—the end of the line in Alabama’s correctional system—is dramatically changed by the influence of an ancient meditation program. The Dhamma Brothers tells a dramatic...
Nov 2 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Environmental Justice Assembly @ Kheprw Institute | Indianapolis | Indiana | United States
The Indy Environmental Justice Assembly is a monthly meeting of Indianapolis residents with the goal of providing space to talk about environmental justice issues in our community, learn from each other and take action together....
Nov 3 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
Community Converstion @ Charles A Tindley AcceleratedSchool | Indianapolis | Indiana | United States
The City County Council will be holding more community conversations about the Merit Board and Police-Community relations starting on July 28 at Charles Tindley Accelerated School. These meetings are important to go to to express...
Niki's Honor: Violence Against Girls & Women Needs to Stop @ Nur-Allah Islamic Center | Indianapolis | Indiana | United States
Multi-faceted event with film, music, and personal reflections about violence against women, including honor killings, around the world and the effects on American women. Through the lens of a native Afghan woman and author of...
Nov 4 @ 1:30 pm – 4:30 pm
Do Tech for Good @ Central Library's Clowes Auditorium and Riley Meeting Room | Indianapolis | Indiana | United States
Learn how you can lend your coding and other tech skills to nonprofit organizations. Nonprofits can find help and ideas for tech projects to make their organizations more effective. Register at meetup.com/join-code-café. This event will be...
Two Truths & a Lie: The Intersection of Fact and Fiction @ Indiana History Center | Indianapolis | Indiana | United States
Spot the charlatan in our game of facts, fiction, and fibs! It is tempting to think history is nothing but names, dates, and deceased subjects. Not true! In reality, history is a dynamic subject constantly...

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