10 Adventurous Days
Check out the full list of festival events and see the Special Features below!
Where can you Risk Pursuing Your Passion, wade into Risky Waters, explore Scientific Heroism, and at the end of the day Get Rubbed the Right Way? At the 2013 Spirit & Place Festival, of course! 30+ events examine RISK through the eyes of women and teens, researchers and rabbis, artists and veterans, LGBTQs and Native Americans, small businesses and congregations, and more.
Hoosiers are not generally considered risk-takers. A recent essay on Indiana's history noted, "We are followers, not leaders; the state of vice-presidents, not presidents. Our motto is ... 'Good enough is good enough'." At the same time, our history is dotted with impressive contrary evidence, from the revitalization of downtown Indy and construction of a football stadium (without a team!) to hosting the 1987 Pan Am Games and the 2012 Super Bowl. What issues need strategic risk-taking? How can we surf the space between safety and danger in ways that stimulate community vitality? What risks can we take during Spirit & Place to galvanize change for pressing social concerns? Come find out!
Try these "Riskiest” Events
Try one of the five events competing for the title of “riskiest” event: Choose Your Adventure, Map Your Risk; The Hungry Games, Touchy Subjects: Art, Sex, and Humor; Leaving My Religion: The Risks and Rewards of Becoming Non-Religious and Spirited Chase. The winning event gets $2,500, awarded by the 2013 Steering Committee.
$20K: A Competition about Race
A Spirit & Place Signature Series Event
Friday, November 1, 7:00-9:00 PM
Indianapolis Museum of Art, The Toby
$10/person at imamuseum.org
Race … it’s a pint-sized word that powerfully shapes how we see ourselves, each other, and our community. Cast your vote when four innovators vie for a $20,000 award to implement their daring idea for reshaping notions of race in Central Indiana.
FINALISTS: Javier Barrera – Latino Youth Collective (Project Title: Race: A Look Inside), DeShong Perry-Smitherman – A Girl’s Gift, Inc. (Project Title: My Mentor, My Self), Danicia Malone – Indianapolis Neighborhood Resource Center (Project Title: The Lost Race), Pete Hylton – IUPUI School of Engineering & Technology, Motorsports Engineering Program (Project Title: A Competition About Race Using Racing). More info.
18th Annual Spirit & Place Public Conversation: RISK
Sunday, November 10, 5:30-7:00 PM
Central Library, Clowes Auditorium
Scott A. Jones, Chairman, CEO and Co-Founder of ChaCha; Sarah Fisher, professional race car driver and team owner; David Baker, iconic jazz performer and educator; and Phil Gulley, Quaker pastor and author, talk with each other and the audience about the role of RISK in community life. More info.
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