We’re excited to share some of our favorite finds this week. Check out our team’s “Friday Faves” below:
Keira, president and CEO:
- Senator Joe Donnelly’s staff is hosting a Veterans History Project event Friday, Jan. 29 in Crawfordsville. Get all the details.
- Check out this great list of Indy #MLKDay events via the Indy Star.
Kristen, director of communications and development:
- 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. We’re partnering with Marian University and the Immigrant Welcome Center to host Chew On This: Latinos and the Next Indiana on Feb. 9. Attend one of our seven simultaneous dinner conversations around Indianapolis.
Leah, director of programs and community engagement:
- This year’s Fairbanks Symposium, focused on how cities use the arts to build vibrant communities, will be dynamite. I’m most excited to hear from Gary’s mayor Karen Freeman-Wilson, whose work was profiled in this provocative Next City article, The Complicated Business of Placemaking in a Place that Already Exists. Registration is free; join us!
- One of this year’s TEDxIndianapolis talks was highlighted on the TEDx Innovations blog! Watch University of Michigan economist Susan Dynarski’s talk on scrapping the FAFSA here.
- Its awards season time! One of the top contenders this year, The Revenant, is just the latest retelling of the Hugh Glass story. Historian Rebecca Onion explains how it’s been told and retold at various points in U.S. history, reflecting the anxieties (the closing of the frontier, post-war social conformity) of each age.
Jacqueline Cromleigh, communications manager and program associate:
- This Travel and Leisure article, by one of my favorite Chicagoans (@TheUrbanologist), highlights a few of the best spots in Indianapolis (The Indianapolis City Market, Conrad Indianapolis, The Indianapolis Cultural Trail and more)!
- “David Bowie’s list of 100 favorite books reveal his true inner nerd” via Mashable.
Nancy Conner, director of grants and Novel Conversations:
- These two sites have resources for book groups, including author bios, summaries, discussion questions and reviews: ReadingGroupGuides.com and Litlovers.com. Check it out!
Any humanities highlights from your week? We would love to hear from you in the comment section below.