Chew On This

Chew On This is a program designed by Indiana Humanities to use the power of food and drink as a convener of people and catalyst for conversation to inspire thoughtful discussion on engaging topics.

Chew On This
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Chew On This is a program designed by Indiana Humanities to use the power of food and drink as a convener of people and catalyst for conversation to inspire thoughtful discussion on engaging topics. Topics have included the 25th anniversary of the Pan Am Games, ethnic identity and food, agriculture and prohibition.

Our next Chew On This: Latinos & The Next Indiana will take place on Feb. 9. Learn more and register below.

Chew On This: Latinos & The Next Indiana

ABOUT THE EVENT:

Indiana is home to 314,501 immigrants, more than half of whom are from Latin America. In Indianapolis, the number of immigrants is on pace to double within the next 10 years. Contribute to a conversation about the changing demographics of our community and the vital role Latino Hoosiers are playing in the future of Indiana education, business, arts and culture, and our shared civic life.

Chew On This is a program designed by Indiana Humanities to use the power of food and drink as a convener of people and catalyst for conversation to inspire thoughtful discussion on engaging topics. At multiple locations across the city, groups of 10-15 diners share a meal and conversation led by a trained facilitator.

Facilitators will include:

  • Terri Morris Downs, Executive Director of the Immigrant Welcome Center
  • Christina Hale, State Representative, Indiana General Assembly
  • Doneisha Posey, Attorney, The Law Firm of Fatima Johnson
  • Rafael Sanchez, VP of Business Development and Legal Affairs at Fine Line Printing
  • Maria Wildridge, Director of Latino Services and Outreach for Marion County Prosecutor’s Office
  • Jim Walker and Eduardo Luna, Big Car Collaborative

For this event, Indiana Humanities will partner with Marian University, which aims to be the largest Latino-serving college or university in Indiana, and the Immigrant Welcome Center to host this important conversation about the future of our city and state.

Chew On This: Latinos & the Next Indiana is part of Marian University’s series Latino Americans: 500 Years of History, made possible through a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities and the American Library Association.

 

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PREVIOUS EVENTS

TMI: A #chewonthis for the cyber savvy generation

June 29, 2013
The Children’s Museum of Indianapolis

Kids between the ages of 13-17 joined us for a special “Chew on This” event for the cyber savvy generation. In small groups, teens had dinner and conversation – the face-to-face kind – about the pros and cons about texting, tweeting and other technology. The chat was informal, parents-free and led by a fellow teen.

Chew On This: Crossroads 1987

Aug. 22, 2012

A series of dinner conversations at 10 venues around Indianapolis to discuss the success, failures and lasting impact of the Games on its 25th anniversary. In the early 1980s, Indianapolis was at a crossroads. Civic leaders boldly developed a vision that set the city on its path to becoming the Amateur Sports Capitol of the World and turned its citizens into “professional” volunteers. Much like Super Bowl XLVI, the 1987 Pan Am Games put Indianapolis on the map.

Questions?

Contact Leah Nahmias, 317-616-9804, or email lnahmias@indianahumanities.org.