book discussion
InSURJent Reads: Sister Outsider

Presenting the essential writings of black lesbian poet and feminist writer Audre Lorde, SISTER OUTSIDER celebrates an influential voice in twentieth-century literature.

celebration
Fall Creek Block Party

The Fall Creek Business Collective is excited to announce our inaugural Fall Creek Block Party! We're taking over a portion of Talbott Street at 22nd for a little summer fun. Meet 4x Olympic Gold Medalist, former Indiana Fever player, and now owner of local cafe Tea's Me, Tamika Catchings! Her Catch the Stars Foundation will have a Kids Zone full of activities for the little ones. Live music will be provided by the Circle City Deacons.

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film and discussion
Big Pharma: Market Failure Movie Screening

Free Movie Screening + Discussion! This event is open to the public. Come join us for an eye-opening documentary film that exposes the reasons for the escalating cost of medicines in the U.S., Big Pharma: Market Failure shows how one simple fix used throughout the industrialized world can go a long way toward making medicines available and affordable again.

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lecture
How Colonialism Shaped the Middle East

We've all probably heard the words "Ottoman Empire" and "sultans" at some point in our lives, but the forming of the modern Middle East is skipped over for the most part in history classes. This class will take a historical approach to examining how the Middle East evolved from the Ottoman Empire to the borders we see on world maps today. You will also be introduced to what colonialism has to do with forming borders, and how this causes conflict in the Middle East today.

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author talk
DONT SLEEP Storytellers

The Sisters Are Alright exposes anti - black - woman propaganda and shows how real black women are pushing back against distorted cartoon versions of themselves.

panel discussion
How Can Institutions Support Community?

As our economy changes and poverty grows in Indianapolis and cities across the country, what can government, public and private institutions do to support the struggles of communities?

networking
Indiana Grown’s Monumental Marketplace

Take a break from the work day and join Indiana Grown for lunch at its inaugural “Monumental Marketplace” in downtown Indianapolis. Located on the south-half of Monument Circle along Market Street, this one-of-a-kind farmers market-style event allows attendees the opportunity to eat, sample and shop from nearly 100 Indiana Grown vendors. The initiative, as it celebrates its second anniversary, encourages Hoosiers to buy local and each purchase you make will go to support businesses and farmers across the state. So if you love local, leave your lunch at home and come explore all of the unique tastes Indiana Grown has to offer at an event of “monumental” proportions!

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dinner and talk
Teacher Leadership Policy Showcase

Our Teach Plus Teaching Policy Fellows have been working diligently over the last 18 months researching, advocating, and moving the needle around policy issues across Indianapolis. Please join us for our year end showcase and learn more about the work they've been doing around the city as educators and advocates in the policy arena. Hear from our working groups and connect with teachers from all over the city! Join us for dinner and learning

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Indy SURJ Mass Meeting

Please join us for our first Indy SURJ mass meeting. Come prepared to learn about ways to get more deeply involved in our chapter, connect with others and register for our next white ally training! This event is designed to engage and educate white people, but all are welcome. 

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music performance
Brooklyn Nomads: A Benefit Concert

The Brooklyn Nomads (NYC) will perform a two-hour musical tribute to the six countries named in the March 16 travel ban. This concert is an expression of support and gratitude towards the rich melting pot of the entire United States, which enabled this group to come to life.

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rally
Healthcare Die-In

Join IndyCAN! to send a message to Senator Todd Young: Don't Cut Health Care for Families to Give More Tax Breaks to the Rich and Corporations! Our voices are crucial at this moment to resist the Republican repeal of the Affordable Care Act. Let's show Senator Young what the real human cost of the GOP healthcare bill would be.

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art exhibit
People + Property Community Conversation: Wellness

The House Life Project considers issues of food access, environmental health, housing conditions and personal support networks. We explore the ways that individual resourcefulness and generosity contribute to collective wellness, and the forces that affect these informal support networks.

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