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April 10, 2013 / ivytechartspartner

News from Indiana Humanities

 Think. Read. Talk. April Is National Poem Month

Join in celebrating National Poetry Month! Thanks to Indiana Poet Laureate, Karen Kovacik, we’re presenting a poem a day from an Indiana poet. Kovacik curated the selections from Hoosiers around the state.

See who is featured today and follow along on their blog.


Raise Your Indiana Food IQ on April 18

Less than 15 tickets remain for the event at The Platform in City Market. Small groups will talk about Indiana food (with people from Food for Thought: An Indiana Harvest) and what it means for entrepreneurs, urban gardeners, farmers, chefs, health care, and workforce development. Borrowing themes from the book, you’ll hear from several of Indiana’s most prominent food voices, and be able to get more in-depth with a few of your choosing. You’ll leave with actionable steps to help build a stronger Indianapolis, and Indiana, through food. RSVP now.


Spirit of Competition

In April and May, Indiana Humanities is focused on innovation as part of the Spirit of Competition theme. Featured activities include interviews with innovators, inspirational quotes and books, and a dive into the past/present/future of some interesting topics such as agriculture and alcohol. Here’s a piece on Indiana’s innovative history with a prompt for you to reply to: What would you like Indiana to look like in the future?

150th anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation, the National Endowment for the Humanities has developed a special project as part of its Bridging Cultures initiative: Created Equal: America’s Civil Rights Struggle. Up to 500 communities across the nation will receive a packaged set of NEH-funded films on Civil Rights history, accompanied by programming resources to guide public conversations about the changing meanings of freedom and equality in U.S. history.

Applications are open to museums and historical societies; humanities councils; public, academic, and community college libraries; and nonprofit community organizations. Learn more.

Are you an Indianapolis resident? Take this quick survey from our friends at IndyHub, who want to better understand your views of Indianapolis, your experiences, ideas and your civic involvement.
YOU TALKIN’ TO ME? Academy Award-winning director, screenwriter, producer, actor, film historian and preservationist Martin Scorsese delivered the 42nd annual Jefferson Lecture on April 1. Listen to his presentation, titled “Persistence of Vision: Reading the Language of Cinema” and an on-stage conversation with long-time collaborator Kent Jones.

Night of Vonnegut, featuring Pulitzer-Prize winning columnist Clarence Page, Saturday, April 13 (Scottish Rite Cathedral, Indianapolis)
The Naptown Rock Radio Wars, a documentary about Indianapolis rock n’ roll radio in ’60s and ’70s, Saturday, April 20 (Indianapolis Central Public Library)
2013 McFadden Lecture, featuring novelist Ann Patchett, Friday, April 26 (North Central High School, Indianapolis)
No One Left Inside, an IndyTalks event for families to learn about Central Indiana nature, Saturday, April 27, Nina Mason Pulliam Ecolab at Marian University)



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