A key artifact included in the exhibit is a roadside plaque commemorating the site where Emmett’s body was recovered from the Tallahatchie River. Signs at this particular spot have been repeatedly vandalized and have been replaced three times. The fourth sign installed to honor Emmett’s life is bulletproof, and equipped with security cameras and alarms.
Because of the difficult subject matter, The Children's Museum has made efforts to help visitors process the information. Facilitators within the exhibit will share conversation starters to help families understand what happened during the Jim Crow era and to reflect on its effect on race relations. A Building Bridges workshop helps turn a fence into a bridge – a way to symbolize different approaches to breaking down racial barriers. An actor-led performance features a social justice educator and their reflection on the negative response they received after sharing Emmett Till’s story with students.
This exhibit is recommended for children 10 and older, and those between 10 and 18 years of age should be accompanied by an adult.
This project was made possible in part by The National Endowment for the Humanities: Democracy demands wisdom, the Maddox Foundation, The Institute for Museum and Library Services [MH-249226-OMS-21], and The Historic Preservation Fund, administered by the National Park Service.
2022 MIDTOWN MOVIE NIGHT - THE WIZ
SPONSORED BY INHP
We hope you’ll join us for the 2022 Midtown Indy Movie Night at Tarkington Park on Saturday, October 1. Gather with friends old and new for an evening of free, family-friendly entertainment.
After counting 110 votes between My Midtown News, Facebook, and ballots in the community, we’re screening The Wiz which received 37 votes.
Schedule of events
6 - 7:45 p.m. Paint pumpkins, play giant yard games, and donate blood at Versiti of Indiana’s mobile blood drive unit that will be parked onsite.
7:45 p.m. Watch as young filmmakers from 40W Digital premier their short films
8:00 p.m. Screen The Wiz starring Diana Ross, Michael Jackson, Nipsey Russell, Ted Ross, Lena Horne, Mabel King, and Richard Pryor.
Food vendors include Tea’s Me Community Cafe (warm beverages and sandwiches), Hoosyer Dawgz (hamburgers, hotdogs), and Lupita (tacos).
Thank you to those who are making Movie Night possible including our title sponsor, INHP; Meijer, who is providing pumpkins and painting supplies; our partners Indy Parks and Recreation, Parks Alliance of Indianapolis, MLK Center, 40W Digital, Tea’s Me Community Cafe, Versiti Blood Center of Indiana, and Dominique Jones.
While advance registration is not required, reserving mobile ticket(s) helps us provide an accurate headcount to our food vendors and insurance providers. You can do so on Eventbrite.
INDIANAPOLIS PUBLIC SCHOOLS REBUILDING STRONGER MEETINGS
On September 13, 2022, Dr. Aleesia Johnson, Superintendent of Indianapolis Public Schools (IPS) held the annual State of the District address where she released the final draft of the “Rebuilding Stronger” plan. Community meetings have been scheduled so that students and families can learn more about the plan. Midtown Indy reached out to the following schools within Midtown for details on upcoming meetings:
James Whitcomb Riley # 43: Sept. 19 @ 6 p.m.
Butler Lab School #55: Sept. 27 @ 6 p.m. and Oct. 6 @ 6 p.m.
Center for Inquiry #84: Sept. 26 @ 6 p.m. and Oct. 5 @ 6 p.m.
Sidener Academy #59: No Meeting Scheduled
Frances W. Parker #56: Parents Meeting Only no date or time provided
Center for Inquiry #70: Sept. 22 @ 6 p.m. and Oct. 6 @ 6 p.m.
Louis B Russell, Jr #48: No Meeting Scheduled
PARKSIDE AT TARKINGTON STILL LEASING
Appointments with applicants for the senior housing units will continue until all units are leased. Interest has been strong so if you're interested, don't delay.
Income range for a one-person household is $19,200 minimum - $38,400 maximum. Rental range for one bedrooms is $439 - $953 depending on income. Income range for a two person household is $21,930 minimum - $43,860 maximum. Rental range for two bedroom is $523-$1,140 depending on income.
Construction continues so site visits are not possible. However, floor plans can be viewedonline. The anticipated move-in date is November 15. To request an application, call 463-900-8040 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
38TH ST.: COLLEGE AVE. TO FALL CREEK PARKWAY
Station construction continues at 38th Street and Coliseum Avenue. Work will be performed within the lanes that are currently surrounded by Jersey barriers and is not expected to impact traffic.
SHERMAN DRIVE CLOSED FOR CONSTRUCTION
Sherman Drive north and south of 38th Street is closed for Purple Line construction. Drivers are required to detour using 46th Street, Emerson Avenue, 34th Street, and Keystone Avenue. IndyGo Route 5 westbound detours along 37th, Denny, and 36th streets while Route 39 utilizes Emerson Avenue, 34th Street, and Keystone Avenue. Each route is implementing temporary stops wherever it is safe to do so.
The road improvements are expected to take two weeks. Learn more on IndyGo’s website.
MOBILITY ACCESS FUND ENABLES NONPROFITS TO ASSIST MARION COUNTY RESIDENTS
IndyGo is partnering with the Indianapolis Public Transportation Foundation to provide Marion County nonprofits two resources to decrease the financial barriers for clients using public transportation.
The Bus Pass Grants program provides nonprofits with free bus passes. The competitive grant application is open through October 31 with awards announced in January 2023.
The Nonprofit Discount Program provides a 50% discount (up to $1,000 per year) to purchase full-fare bus passes. Discount applications are open and accepted year-round, with applications reviewed and responded to within 10 business days.
In cooperation with IndyGo, The Indianapolis Metropolitan Planning Organization (IMPO) is employing a consultant to conduct passenger surveys on IndyGo bus routes. The survey results will be used to inform transit planning for Indianapolis.
Passengers will be selected at random to participate in a short five-minute interview during their ride. Surveyors will be carrying tablet computers and wearing an easily identifiable uniform with a badge. Responses will be fully anonymous and cannot be linked back to the rider. IMPO and IndyGo will use the information collected solely to analyze ridership patterns and to plan transit service improvements.
Participants will have the option to provide contact information that will enter them into a drawing for a free 31-day IndyGo bus pass.
To learn more about this project and review frequently asked questions, visit the IMPO webpage.
ENROLL NOW FOR SECOND HELPINGS CULINARY JOB TRAINING PROGRAM
Second Helpings rescues food from a variety of sources and uses the ingredients to create up to 4,500 meals daily that are distributed through a network of more than 90 social service agencies.
A free Culinary Job Training program teaches aspiring food service workers how to use rescue food to prepare nutritious meals. The program has been updated and expanded based on the recommendations of a community task force led by Chef Jeff Bricker, Professor of Hospitality, Department Chair, School of Hospitality and Culinary Arts at Ivy Tech Community College.
The program now includes site visits and job shadowing as well as training in financial literacy, goal setting, and time management. The Culinary Job Training program is now much more flexible for students in today’s changing work environment,” said Second Helpings CEO Linda Broadfoot.
Enrollment is now open, and the next class will begin on Monday, October 3. Two information sessions are scheduled for people interested in learning more about the program:
How do we attack the root causes of poverty and achieve real progress? These questions will be addressed at the 2022 CTS Faith & Action Fall Event. Rev. Dr. William J. Barber II, Co-Chair of the Poor People’s Campaign and national leader in social justice and political organizing is the featured guest. Dr. Barber will present a keynote address followed by a moderated discussion about how we can overcome poverty by attacking the injustices that fuel it with Sojourner Magazine Fellowship Program Director Moya Harris. Details and registration information online.
Mark your calendar for the annual home tour. This year's tour features five fabulous homes decorated with holiday cheer plus a hearty dose of goodwill for all. Home locations, ticket sales, and volunteer opportunities will appear in future newsletters.
The September/October issue of Midtown Indy Magazine will arrive soon in residential mailboxes in all 17 Midtown neighborhoods.
Saturday, Sept. 24, 11 a.m. – 6 p.m. Hohlt Park, 840 W 53rd St.
Come hear an eclectic set of bands, see 70+ artist booths, and eat from a variety of local food vendors at this one-day festival benefitting parks and community events in Rocky Ripple. Free and family friendly. More info on the Rocky Ripple website.
The Land Use and Development Committee is a volunteer group of interested residents and business owners with a background in development, housing, commercial, urban planning, and law that operates under the purview of the BRVA board. Read past meeting minutes online.
The 3rd annual Catch on to Fitness Challenge will occur during the month of October. Free pop-up workouts every Friday & Saturday at Tarkington Park, fitness tracking, t-shirt, prizes & more. Registration opens September 18th
MINDFUL MOVEMENT AT TARKINGTON PARK. Fridays through Oct. 30, 11 a.m. - Noon.Presented by Indiana Community Yoga & Tea's Me. Free and open to the public.
According to the Sept. 19 report by the Marion County Public Health Department (MCPHD), the CDC’s COVID-19 Community Level report states that Marion County’s Community level is “Low.” Metrics used to determine the COVID-19 Community Level include case rate per 100,000 residents, new COVID-19 hospital admissions per 100,000 population, and percent of staffed inpatient beds in use by patients with confirmed COVID.
The Indiana Department of Health has launched a monkeypox virus dashboard. As of Sept. 16, the health district that includes Marion County has 127 reported cases. The Jynneos vaccine is currently being distributed and MCPHD will be conducting Monkeypox Vaccination Clinics at Eagledale Plaza, 2802 Lafayette Road, Suite 13, Indianapolis, 46226. Clinics will be held on Sept. 26 and Oct. 3. Register for the Sept. 26 clinic here. Register for the Oct. 3 clinic here.
Voter registration deadline for Indiana is Oct. 11 to vote in the general election on Nov. 8. You may register to vote or check your voting status online at Indiana’s election website.
THE MARION COUNTY HATE CRIMES HOTLINEprovides a reporting mechanism for people who believe they have experienced or witnessed a potential bias-motivated crime. 317-327-5314.
RESIDENTS CAN SUBMIT A TRAFFIC COMPLAINT ONLINE. by clicking here. Complaints can include speeding and hazardous driving, Illegal turns, drivers not obeying traffic signs, illegally parked vehicles, or drivers running red lights. IMPD will review each complaint and determine the best way to respond.
Have information about a crime? Call Crime Stoppers of Central Indiana, 317-262-TIPS (8477). Or download the mobile P3tips app for Apple or Android phones, or submit a web tip. You will remain anonymous and may be eligible for a cash reward of up to $1000 if the information leads to a felony arrest. Only tips submitted directly and anonymously to Crime Stoppers are eligible for these cash rewards. Information provided via Crime Stoppers should be considered anonymous.
IDEM's 24-HOUR EMERGENCY SPILLLINE. Report hazardous spills by calling 888-233-7745
MAYOR'S ACTION CENTERReport potholes via the Request Indy website, the mobile app on iPhone or Android, or by calling the Mayor's Action Center at 317-327-4622.
IMPO Traffic Counts This interactive traffic count map shows Average Annual Daily Traffic (AADT) estimates for major roads in the Indianapolis Metropolitan Planning Organization's 8-county region.
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