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LGBTQ Rights Project

American Civil Liberties Union

A great conversation with our guests from the ACLU (American Civil Liberties Union), as we spoke about their LGBTQ Rights Project.

Those in the LGBTQ community are in need of laws to protect them, and on Community Connection we hear their concerns.

In Studio Guests:

Ariella Sult – Communications Director

Kit Malone -Transgender Education and Advocacy Coordinator

LGBTQ Rights Project

American Civil Liberties Union

“The LGBTQ Rights Project captures the ACLU of Indiana’s previous, current and future work as the only statewide organization working to defend and advance the rights of LGBTQ Hoosiers on all fronts.”


1031 East Washington Street, Suite 201Indianapolis, IN 46202-3952

Naptown Don’t Sleep


Place: Silver Centre Event Hall

Time: August 3 @ 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm

Tickets are now on sale!!! $10

“100% of proceeds will be donated to the following local nonprofit organizations (Voices Corp, Center of Wellness for Urban…

In Studio Guests:

Dominic Dorsey

Megan Simonton


Tickets are now on sale!!!

100% of proceeds will be donated to the following local nonprofit organizations (Voices Corp, Center of Wellness for Urban Women, and Kephrw Institute) as well as $5 from every ticket sold being donated to The Bail Project in the name of Kalief Browder

Inspired by the book: In the Wake: On Blackness and Being by Christina Sharpe, “The Wake” combines Art and Activism in a way never seen in the city, let alone the state:

Featuring original spoken word pieces by:

Manon Voice

Gabrielle Patterson

Januarie York

Chantel Massey

Theon Lee Jones

Devon Ginn

Calvin Campbell

Jaydon Martin

Alexandria Swan Tuesday

Too Black

Tatijana Rebelle

DDE The Slammer

Theon Lee Jones

Mariah Ivey

Richard Bowman

Artwork pieces on display from:

Cora Magure

Deonna Craig

Rae Parker

Will Watson

A theater performance by Earl Townsend performing a monologue dedicated to Philando Castile directed by Megan Simonton

A theater performance by Chandra Lynch performing a monologue dedicated to Sean Bell directed by Megan Simonton

Music from Joshua Allen, Allison Victoria, Renee King, Okara Imani, Demetrees Hutchins, and Megan Simonton

A dance number performed by Toni Moore and Ronald Craig

And much more…

This event will be comprised of activists, artists, actors, dancers and musicians willing to construct pieces either deconstructing an overall system of anti-blackness, or as an ode to a black life taken by police brutality.

Join us for The Wake”

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AUGUST 4 @ 6:30 AM – 9:00 PM


Fay Biccard Glick Neighborhood Center

2990 W 71st St, Indianapolis, Indiana 46268 

Indianapolis, IN United States

Presentation of our Colors (Red, Black & Green)- Big D’s Percussion Drumline

“Lift Every Voice” – Brianna Martin

Libation Ceremony – Shelley Covington

Spoken Word Performers: Earl E. Townsend, Carla Footman

Emancipation Address: Nationally recognized black liberation activist and community organizer and Essence Magazine “Woke 100” honoree, Leslie Mac


AUGUST 5 @ 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Join Don’t Sleep and more than ONE HUNDRED Black Owned Businesses from 11:00-5:00 p.m. on Sunday, August 5 at Flanner House located at 2424 Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Street, Indianapolis.

Black owned businesses across numerous industries will be present sharing expertise and resources with attendees. Industries include, but are not limited to health and wellness, beauty and personal care, barber and beauty, food, jewelry and accessories, fitness, media and photography, art and graphic design, financial planning, employment services, non-profits, events and entertainment, travel, maintenance and repairs, insurance and legal protection, youth programs, consulting, home construction, art, live entertainment and much more!

The Black Owned Business Block Party is FREE and open to the public. If you are interested in volunteering for this event, please visit

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