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The Talk: the past and future of race relations in Indy

  • Soma Church Midtown 2815 E 62nd St Indianapolis, IN 46220 United States (map)

Wednesday, February 17 | 6:30-8:30p | Soma Church Midtown - 2815 E 62nd St

It may be only a matter of time before Indianapolis finds itself in a situation like Ferguson, Baltimore, or Chicago. Where something triggers underlying social tensions in our city and fractures our community. Where we find ourselves divided – possibly violently – by issues related to race.

How can we get ahead of the violence and stop these problems before they start? How can we address these issues peacefully and thoughtfully now, before we have to do it over shock and grief and anger? How can we cultivate racial unity and social solidarity, to heal the deep divisions under the surface of our society?

The Talk is aimed to address these exact questions. Indianapolis leaders from the media, the nonprofit sector, local government, and the church will discuss the major obstacles to solidarity in Indianapolis today. They’ll also discuss ways we as a city can act to heal tensions, pursue equality, and deepen cross-cultural relationships, and field questions about how different institutions in Indianapolis can contribute to those goals.

The Talk will be held on Saturday, February 17, from 6:30 – 8:30 p.m., at Soma Church Midtown. Specific information and panelist bios will be available soon, along with registration. (it's free, but seating is limited)

If you have any questions about this event, please email Phil Edwards.

Earlier Event: January 31
All-Congregational Gathering!
Later Event: April 9
Soma Midtown Work Day