With more than 40 events in 10 days, Spirit & Place Festival is a humanities feast for Central Indiana residents. By bringing together cultural, religious, and community organizations, it creates programs that “prompt citizens to think and act differently on behalf of their communities.” The theme of this year’s festival is The Body, and it boasts an incredible lineup of events.
Over the years, Spirit & Place programs have presented a variety of perspectives and personalities that have encouraged Hoosiers to think, read, and talk – and therefore, Indiana Humanities is proud to support this year’s programs during the November 4-13 festival. (New this year: all Spirit & Place events will be accepting donations of new children’s athletic shoes (sizes 10-14) in support of Samaritan’s Feet!)
Explore how the arts and humanities can be both a restorative and honoring part of care for both the living and the dying, as well as a tool to bridge gaps between health care providers and the populations they serve.
This free event features Dr.Gregory P. Gramelspacher, Professor of Medicine and Philanthropic Studies at IU School of Medicine; Elizabeth Lynn, founder of the Project on Civic Reflection (and Indiana Humanities board member); and Artur Silva, local artist and cultural advocate. For more information call 317-630-7432, or email Jordan.Anderson@Wishard.edu.
Monday, Nov. 7 at 6 p.m.
Wishard Memorial Hospital
Myers Auditorium, 1001 W. Tenth St., Indianapolis, IN 46202
Leading local minds will present their schemes in this rock show of ideas that can benefit both the individual and collective body of our community. Presenters will inspire listeners with creative presentations and timed slideshows. Be ready to interact, add conversation, and get involved! The event costs $10.
Do you have an innovative idea that you think would improve Indianapolis? Visit www.bigcar.org to check out submission guidelines. A panel of judges will choose six ideas to be presented at Think Farm!
Friday, Nov. 11, 2011 at 8 p.m. at Big Car Service Center
3900 Lafayette Rd., Indianapolis, IN 46254
16th Annual Spirit & Place Public Conversation featuring
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Anita Diamant, and Thomas Lynch
Eavesdrop on a spontaneous conversation by visionary thinkers, pose your own questions, and consider how the body shapes–and is shaped by–culture, environment, faith, politics, technology, medicine and more. This event is free and will be moderated by Rev. Kevin Armstrong. The doors open at 5 p.m., and seats will fill quickly!