At the Intersection of Identity and Walkability

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When and Where:
Wednesday, November 7, 2018 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
at Marion County Public Health Department

Community Building, 4012 N. Rural St., Indianapolis, IN 46205



Event Description:

Lace up your shoes for a guided neighborhood walk and visioning activity focused on the Avondale Meadows community. 

“Walkability” has to do with what makes a community an inviting place to walk. Think: sidewalks, tree-lined streets, and benches. Through facilitated dialogue and walking side-by-side with others, participants will explore how identity—being parent with young kids, a person with a disability, or someone who works 3rd shift—intersects with ideas, preferences and, needs around “walkability.” 

This event will begin with a short presentation at the Marion County Public Health Department Community Building followed by a half-mile walk. The walk concludes back at the Community Building with an interactive art and visioning exercise. 

Safety vests for walking along the streets will be provided. Most sidewalks have ramps for accessibility, but gaps and cracks might exist. Please contact the event organizers with any mobility concerns so that they can plan accordingly. All ability levels are welcome–let’s learn from each other! 

Walk-ins welcome. RSVPs encouraged by Nov. 7.

Presented by Health by Design, Marion County Public Health Department, Keystone Millersville Neighborhood Association, AccessABILITY, and Indiana School for the Blind and Visually Impaired. 

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Image Credit: Health by Design

VENUE NOTE: The Marion County Public Health Department's (MCPHD) Community Building is located at 4012 N. Rural Street. If driving and turning off of Keystone Ave. onto Rural, it is not the first MCPHD building. Keep driving down Rural towards the back of the campus and park in the gated lot adjacent to the building.