Upcoming Events:


HIP: How Is It Working?

Natalie Angel; Director of HIP, Family and Social Services Administration


Thursday January 24th 5:00 - 6:30 pm

Shepherd Community Center; 4107 E. Washington St. Indianapolis, IN  46201

Four years into HIP’s expansion, the state director will discuss HIP’s operations and record and dialogue with insurance and advocacy leaders about successes and challenges.

Panelists: Carl Ellison, President and CEO, Indiana Minority Health Coalition Caitlin Finnegan Priest, Government Relations Director, CareSource Adam Mueller, Director of Advocacy, Indiana Legal Services, Inc.

Free and open to the public, register/add to your calendar here.


Hosted by HIP: Health Equity, Responsibility, and Community seminar series



Colloquium with Kelly Blewett; English, IU East

"Scripts of Girlhood: Handwriting, Identity Performance, and the Baby-sitter's Club"


Friday February 1st 12:00-2:00 PM

IUPUI campus, Chancellors

All are welcome, but please RSVP to Heather Blair ( so we can get the paper to you and arrange lunch reservations accordingly.


Hosted by the Ethical Dimensions of Children's Literature seminar



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How to launch, coordinate and finish inter-disciplinary projects with multiple scholars and sites

Jennifer Guiliano; History, Co-director Humanities Intensive Teaching+Learning Initiative, IUPUI


Friday Feb. 8th 12:30 - 2:00 PM

IUPUI Campus, Cavanaugh Hall, Room 508

This workshop will focus on how to integrate social science and humanities scholarship in the process of generating a large-scale project.

Lunch will be provided. Please RSVP to Nate Wynne by Feb. 4. 


Hosted by Those Who Know the Trouble I've Seen: Citizenship and Resistance in the African American Christian Community seminar



Government Surveillance: A Roundtable Discussion about Occurrences, Impacts, and Governance

Margaret Hu Professor of Law, Washington and Lee University

Jessica Eaglin Professor of Law, Indiana University

Angie Raymond Business Law and Ethics, Indiana University


Monday Feb. 11th at 3 PM

Bloomington Campus, Faculty conference room, Maurer Law School


Co-hosted by the Ethics in the Information Age series, Maurer School of Law, the Ostrom Workshop, and the Kelley School of Business, Business Law and Ethics



DNA: Law, Technology, and Ethics

Dr. Jody L. Madeira; Maurer School of Law, Indiana University

Professor Erin E. Murphy; NYU Law, New York City

Matthew B. White; sharing his experience as a child of fertility fraud and parent of donor children.


Friday March 1st 2019 1:15 - 2:45 PM

Bloomington campus, Maurer School of Law, Moot Court Room

Technological development continues to advance uses of DNA in our society. From catching the Golden State Killer, to reuniting families separated by ICE, to identifying the parents of donor children, uses of DNA raise some of the most challenging legal and ethical questions today. The sensitive nature of DNA, as well as the positive and negative ways in which its uses can affect individuals and society, require us to consider how the law ought to respond to these challenges. An expert panel will help us answer these questions.

After providing a broader framework involving DNA, law, and ethics, this panel will focus on familial DNA searches for criminal justice purposes, as well as the advent of direct-to-consumer technology and its unique consequences in the fertility fraud context.

*1.0 Ethics CLE Credit*


Hosted by the Ethics in the Information Age series



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Dr. Krista Brucker; Director, Project Point, Eskenazi Hospital and Dept. of Emergency Medicine, IU School of Medicine


Thursday March 21st 5:00-6:30 PM

North United Methodist Church; 3808 N. Meridian St., Indianapolis, IN 46208

Project POINT has helped hundreds of Hoosiers with substance use disorder maintain HIP-Plus eligibility and connect to an array of treatment and social services supporting holistic health.  This session will discuss the challenges of health and health care access for this population and the role of recovery coaches, wrap-around services, and HIP as key supports.


Hosted by HIP: Health Equity, Responsibility, and Community seminar series



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Rev. Bobby Baker; Director of Faith and Community Partnerships, Methodist Le Bonheur Healthcare


Wednesday May 8th 5:00-6:30 PM

Mount Zion Baptist Church; 3500 Graceland Ave, Indianapolis, IN 46208

Rev. Baker helped create and leads the Congregational Health Network at the center of the "Memphis model" of addressing health disparities and building healthy communities through the collaboration of 500 covenanted congregations with Methodist Le BonHeur Healthcare. He will share how engaged congregations can support health and wellness in their communities.


Hosted by HIP: Health Equity, Responsibility, and Community seminar series



Gender, Race, and Religion

Amanda Friesen; Political Science, IUPUI


Amanda Friesen will present her research and lead a discussion on how African-American women upend the extant theories that posit risk-aversion drives women into the pews but away from politics. 


Jennifer Thorington-Springer, Associate Professor of English and Director of IUPUI RISE Initiative;

Elizabeth Johnson, College of Arts and Sciences, IU Northwest;

Amrita Myers, History and Gender Studies, IU Bloomington. 

Pastor Shannon Walker Dycus, Pastor of the First Mennonite Church of Indianapolis


Jennifer Baskerville-Burrows, Episcopal Bishop of Indianapolis 


***Date and Time TBD


Hosted by the Those Who Know the Trouble I've Seen: Citizenship and Political Resistance in African American Communities seminar



Inter-Racial and Non-Christian Movements across Religion and Politics



IndyCANN, Spirit and Place, Immigrant Welcome Center

Facilitator: Dwayne Royster, National Political Director of PICO (which is the parent organization for IndyCANN).


****Date and Time TBD


Hosted by the Those Who Know the Trouble I've Seen: Citizenship and Political Resistance in African American Communities seminar