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.