Building Community; Turning Passion into Action - Local Vocals, Leslie and Keith Bean - Full
The story of Local Vocals started with a passion to bring people together through music. During the workshop participants will hear about Local Vocals and their incredible diversity, how members engage with one another, and how this can be a model for other projects. They hope to show how connecting with community members can increase emotional well-being and social cohesion, making communities stronger.
During this participatory workshop, attendees will learn the following:
- How to turn your passion into action and a project plan
- How to build an engaging environment that respects and celebrates diversity
- The importance of the elements of resilience and how to build those elements into your projects
From Sex Workers to Sunflowers -Eddie Smith and Geno Malusek
The Grace Tuxedo Park neighborhood once had an area referred to as "Sex Worker Alley", and after community efforts, is now known as "Sunflower Alley".
This session will highlight about how greening vacant lots and repairing/tearing down abandoned buildings in urban neighborhoods decreases crime and violence, as well as stress and depression in the neighborhoods around them. Grace Tuxedo Park is a shining example of how this practice works.
Grant Writing for the Non-Grant Writer - Tammy Sajdyk and Lynn Levy - Full
This grant writing workshop will be geared for the person who is not familiar with grant writing. The goal of the workshop is to teach residents throughout Indianapolis how to put together a basic grant to help support their community.
By the completion of the workshop participants should be able to:
1.Know the basic sections of a grant
2.Understand the importance of researching the area of interest and how to find relevant references.
3.How to write strong goals and objectives
Papel Picado en la Calle - BeatrizVasquezArt
For many in the Latinx community, our families have lived in Indiana for 3 or more generations and some of us have lived here since the mid to late 1800s, yet we continue to be underrepresented in leadership roles in all aspects of society in Indiana, including in the arts.
This workshop will detail our project and invite participants to help us create 500 Papel Picados to place between the Woodruff Place Neighborhood and St.Clair Place Neighborhood on the near east side as part of our visibility and representation. Our goal is to connect to our traditions while living in middle America and invite non-Latinx neighbors to explore the possibilities of the ancient traditional art form of Papel Picado. Using this art as a connector to Latinx neighbors in Indianapolis, where we call home.
Decoding Indianapolis's Tactical Urbanism Permit Application - Community Heights Neighborhood Organization, Dr. Leslie Schulte
Our goal is to create a safer 10th St for everyone. In the Summer of 2023, Community Heights used the Department of Public Works new Tactical Urbanism policy to prevent accidents, calm traffic, and create a street that was safe for pedestrians and drivers alike. This workshop will guide attendees on filling out the Department of Public Works Tactical Urbanism Permit Application.