SIGNATURE EVENT - 21st Annual Public Conversation

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When and Where:
Sunday, November 13, 2016 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
at Indiana Landmarks Center

1201 Central Ave., Indianapolis, IN 46202

Matthew Desmond, Terri Jett (moderator), Allison Luthe, Timothy Schmalz


Event Description:

A sculptor, sociologist, community activist, and political scientist reflect on poverty, homelessness, public policy, and the human spirit. New York Times bestselling author Matthew Desmond (Evicted: Poverty & Profit in the American City), Timothy Schmalz (“Homeless Jesus” sculpture), MLK Community Center executive director Allison Luthe, along with moderator Terri Jett (Butler University) will grapple with the essence of home from their unique perspectives. 

What if “home” is an unaffordable place? What if we’re unwelcome in the spaces we try to claim as “home?” How do we make the idea of “home” a reality for those without?

For more than 20 years, the Public Conversation has provided a neutral space where audience members can be a "fly on the wall" to a spontaneous and thoughtful dialogue between individuals of differing backgrounds. This year’s Public Conversation examines the nuances of home through a social justice and policy lens to understand the opportunities and challenges we face as a society when it comes to creating just communities.

Presented by Spirit & Place, Roberts Park UMC, Eskenazi Health, Fair Housing Center of Central Indiana, IU School of Public and Environmental Affairs, and the IU School of Liberal Arts as part of the John D. Barlow Lecture in Humanities. 

Walk-ins welcome. RSVPs encouraged.

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