Adrian Matejka, Indiana Poet Laureate, at Butler on June 17

Please join Trinity’s partner, Horizons at St. Richard’s to hear Adrian Matejka, Indiana Poet Laureate, on June 17th from 5:30 – 7:00 p.m. at Butler University’s Shelton Auditorium.

Matejka is an associate professor at IU and is the author of three collections of poetry. The Big Smoke, his third collection, was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize for Poetry.

This event will spotlight Matejka’s work with a presentation and reading, following by a Q & A.

There is limited seating, so please reserve your spot through our event page (you must click “Get Tickets” to reserve seating).

We are excited to share this opportunity with you. This event is open to the public, so please forward if you know others who may be interested.

“A Film Called Blacks Can’t Swim”

Horizons @ St. Richard’s and Trinity’s Social Justice & Reconciliation Working Group present a screening of

“A Film Called Blacks Can’t Swim”

The documentary address the fears, anxieties, stereotypes, and generalizations about black people and swimming.

Critically acclaimed and released in February 2019, the film follows filmmaker and British hip-hop artist Ed Accura as he explores stories of black peoples’ experiences and goes through his own journey of learning how to swim.

After the film, Indianapolis residents share their swimming stories, followed by an informal community conversation. As well you’ll discover how Horizons at St. Richard’s seeks to challenge the stereotypes about African Americans and swimming by inspiring a generation of future swimmers.

Tuesday, May 7 from 6-8PM

Free & open to the public.
Doors open at 5:30PM.
Sandwiches and small bites available.
Limited Seating!

Reservations at Eventbrite

Indiana Bread for the World Workshop at Trinity: Register by March 4

The Indiana Bread for the World team is hosting our annual Offering of Letters Workshop and adding a special community event.  Please join us at Trinity Episcopal Church on March 9th, 2019 for a day of networking, training and learning.  The workshop and gathering are free to attend, but there will be a $10 charge for those who order a box lunch and register by March 4 (cash or check, payable at the door).

Please click here to register for the event.

Last year, 53 Central Indiana organizations participated in a Joint Ecumenical Offering of Letters delivering over 4,000 letters to Congress and the major cuts we opposed did not happen!  We hope that even more will join us this Spring.  Previous attendees are encouraged to invite a new congregation to this event.

In 2019, we plan to offer quarterly community-building events for Bread advocates to connect with one another and discuss common issues.  To kick this off we have invited Heather Valentine, Bread for the World’s Director of Government Relations, to discuss how the two parties can work together to end hunger.  Heather is well-qualified to present this topic.  Previously a House Republican Conference staffer, she also served as a press secretary for Speaker John Boehner and the House Education and the Workforce Committee.  Heather has served as the Vice President for Government Relations and Communications at the Council for Opportunity in Education and as a Federal Lobbyist for the National Education Association.  A graduate of the University of Florida, Heather has been named as a rising star by National Journal and a top lobbyist by the Hill newspaper.

9:00 a.m. – Registration and Gathering

9:30 a.m. – 2019 Offering of Letters Workshop

  • What We Accomplished in 2018
  • 2019 Offering of Letters: “Better Nutrition, Better Tomorrow”
    • Matt Gross – Bread for the World’s Director of Organizing
  • Procedure for the Indiana Joint Offering and Delivery of Letters

11:00 a.m. – Bread Indiana Spring Gathering with optional box lunch ($10)

  • Scaling Up Our Indiana Advocacy
  • “How Red and Blue Can Work Together to End Hunger”
    • Heather Valentine – Bread for the World’s Director of Government Relations

1:00 p.m. – Conclusion

We hope that you will be able to join us on the 9th,
Indiana Bread Leadership Team:
Dave Miner, Chair
Woody Collins
Jana Forster
Charlie Gardner
Gail Geisler
Dick Hamm
Mike Hastings
Kate Howe
Sarah Witwer