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Books, Booze & Brains // Almost Human

Geek out with other science fans at this new book club! Each month, an expert scientist will join facilitator Cari Lewis-Tsinovoi to talk about a popular science-themed book and sip a signature cocktail mixed by our friends at Broken Beaker Distillery.

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Distribution Event & Art Project (Welcoming Week)

Saturday September 16, 8:30 am – 1:30 pm Jordan YMCA 8400 Westfield Blvd, Indianapolis, Indiana 46240 free Join us for a day of service, distributing donated items such as toiletries, household goods, and school supplies, to immigrants and…

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World Premiere: Welcome. Home. The International State of Indiana

Indiana is an exciting place to live. Come with us as we explore with the new film the diversity that exists amidst those who we call Hoosier. The film is part of the WFYI series Communities Building Community with Judy O’Bannon. Judy will provide opening remarks at the start and will be available for questions after the film. .

The Criminal Justice System

Marion County Prosecutor Terry Curry is a widely respected attorney in Indianapolis, having practiced as a trial lawyer for more than 30 years in Indiana and Federal courts. His diverse trial experience from 1978 to the present has included employment as a Deputy Prosecutor in the Marion County Prosecutor’s Office, as a law firm partner, and as a solo practitioner, and now as Marion County Prosecutor. He has served as lead counsel in more than 125 court and jury trials, arbitrations, and injunction hearings.

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author talk
Center for Black Literature and Culture: Grand Opening Event with Roland Martin

The entire community is invited to the opening of the Center for Black Literature and Culture at Central Library, which is dedicated to celebrating the rich heritage of those born of African roots. Funded by a grant from Lilly Endowment Inc., the Center will feature a robust collection of materials for all ages, along with interactive displays and dynamic programming. The grand opening will include a keynote presentation by award-winning journalist Roland Martin at 12:30 p.m. A book signing will follow.

panel discussion
Faith-based Response to the Opioid Drug Epidemic

Help to raise awareness, hear from experts, share effective practices, and make an informed plan of action.

Discover Gaza

We will be meeting at Butler University in Efroymson Diversity Center in room 004 as we discuss what is happening in Gaza. We will share collective knowledge and learning as a group. As well as brainstorm of ways we can take action.

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dinner and talk
Turkish Freedom of the Press in Peril

Abdülhamit Bilici, an exiled journalist from Turkey, will share his harrowing experience while being a journalist in Turkey.

business talk
Entrepreneur Fair and Urban Farmers Market

Join the Indy Urban League for its first ever Entrepreneur Fair and Urban Farmers Market! Support local, entrepreneur- owned businesses as well as local farmers, urban gardeners, food trucks and food vendors!

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DACA renewal clinic

On September 5th, 2017 DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals), a program that offered nearly 800,000 Dreamers protection from deportation and the ability to work lawfully in the United States, was rescinded. DACA Recipients whose STATUS will expire between now and March 5, 2018 will be able to renew their applications before October 5.

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Canvassing in Carmel Arts District

Join the American Friends Service Committee as we canvas throughout the Carmel Arts District, to show solidarity and that we all do indeed Belong Here. This is apart of our Communities Against Islamophobia campaign. A simple yet effective way to ensure ALL of our community is welcome.

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2nd Annual IUYA Scholarship Banquet

In honor of those that paved the way for future generations of immigrants, IUYA presents this year’s banquet dinner theme: Knowledge is Power. Resistance is Key.

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music performance
La Misa Campesina Nicaragüense

Christ Church Cathedral - Concert series is proud to present our Coro Latinoamericano singing Carlos Mejía Godoy's Misa Campesina Nicaragüense. A Spanish Language Mass that incorporates Theology of Liberation and Nicaraguan folk music. Join us for an evening of joyful music and celebration of Latin American Culture in this Hispanic Heritage month.

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Indianapolis Medical Cannabis Patients Rally

The Higher Fellowship is coming to Indianapolis to promote cannabis law reform in the Hoosier State! Come to be educated, and if you have a story to tell about how cannabis, especially in medical form, has saved your life, or the life of a loved one, share it with everyone! Moderated by our very own Bobbie Young!

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art exhibit
People + Property Community Conversation: Change

We know that places change, some slowly over long periods of time and some more rapidly. The House Life Project, a site of change itself, is dedicated to critically examining the effects of past and present policies, financial investment, and neighbor to neighbor relationships within a community.

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