24 Tuesday / September 24, 2019

Friendship Bridge-Farm Dinner

06:00 pm to 08:00 pm
Farm Bloomington 108 E Kirkwood

Friendship Bridge Bloomington Circle will be hosting a Dinner Tuesday, September 24 from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm at FARMbloomington. The event will include a marketplace with handmade items made from Friendship Bridge clients Artisan Market Access Program.

The cost of the dinner is $20.00 and half the proceeds will be donated by FARM to Friendship Bridge. Reservations can be made at events@farm-bloomington.com.

Friendship Bridge is a nonprofit that serves over 28,000 women in Guatemala with microfinance, education, and health services. Its programs, such as the Artisan Market Access Program, have proven to be an effective solution to poverty alleviation .

Brandi Mason, Friendship Bridge’s Vice President of Global Communications & Partnerships, will be sharing more about the organization’s work in Guatemala.

Guatemala has a population of approximately 17 million people. In 2018, more than 815,000 Guatemalans, equivalent to almost 5% of Guatemala’s population, emigrated to the United States. Inadequate public programs, a corrupt government, rising crime levels, and drastic climate change resulted in natural disasters and hunger, all driving forces for the massive surge of Guatemalans choosing to leave.

Friendship Bridge, which specializes in rural women’s empowerment, has unparalleled success in poverty alleviation and provides an alternative solution to emigration by helping to provide programs and services that create opportunities for families to build sustainable futures in their own community.

We create lasting change for generations to come. We have proven that our methodology is effective as seen in our clients’ reduction in poverty, increased food security and family savings, more education for their children and increased profits in their businesses.

Isabela, a woman with 9 children and a native of the department (akin to a State) of Huehuetenango, spent a fortune for her two children to cross the US border. One of them succeeded, but the other was detained and deported. “My son was arrested in Texas,” says Isabela with tears, “he was brought in chains and handcuffs back to Guatemala. “

She learned about Friendship Bridge and with the support of the organization, her family was able to recover, set up a business and generate profits that have helped her improve her household, diversify her business and become an empowered woman.

Friendship Bridge can be the solution for Isabela and thousands more. It has invested in the economic, health and social development of women since it started operating in Guatemala over 20 years ago. With a staff of 160, Friendship Bridge provides access to critical capital, monthly education, and preventive health services offered in the indigenous languages spoken among its clients. The nonprofit also offers mentorship in business management, advanced training on the sales of handicrafts to new markets, and agriculture technical training on modern farming techniques and risk mitigation.

Come enjoy learning more at The Friendship Bridge Bloomington Circle dinner Tuesday, September 24 from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm at FARMbloomington . The event will include a marketplace with handmade items made from Friendship Bridge clients
The cost of the dinner is $20.00 and half the proceeds will be donated by FARM to Friendship Bridge.

Reservations can be made at events@farm-bloomington.com.

Benefits / Eat and Drink / Festivals / Speakers

25 Wednesday / September 25, 2019

From Cotton Fields to University Leadership

05:30 pm to 07:00 pm
Monroe County History Center, 202 E 6th Street
http://www.monroehistory.org

Sharing personal reflections of his upbringing and family life in the Arkansas Delta, Charlie Nelms tells his story of growing up in the Deep South and raising to success as the youngest and first African American chancellor of a predominantly white institution in Indiana. From Cotton Fields to University Leadership: All Eyes on Charlie, A Memoir is an uplifting story about the power of education, the impact of community and mentorship, and the importance of dreaming big.

Copies of From Cotton Fields to University Leadership: All Eyes on Charlie, A Memoir by Charlie Nelms will be available for purchase in the Dunn Museum Store on the Monroe County History Center.

Education / Speakers

27 Friday / September 27, 2019

Rough and Unequal – Lunch Roundtable

12:00 pm to 02:00 pm
Grunwald Gallery of Art
https://soaad.indiana.edu/creative-activity/grunwald-gallery/exhibitions/index.html

The Grunwald Gallery and Black Film Center/Archive are pleased to present Rough and Unequal, a film by Kevin Jerome Everson. The film will be exhibited in the Grunwald Gallery as the centerpiece for a symposium featuring the filmmaker in collaboration with IU Faculty, students and Indianapolis Museum of Art at Newfields Associate Curator of American Art Dr. Kelli Morgan.

Lunch roundtable discussion led by Kevin Everson with participation by Dr. Kellie Morgan, Terri Francis, Carmel Curtis and Joan Hawkins.

Exhibits / Films / Speakers

27 Friday / September 27, 2019

Rough and Unequal – Public Converstaion

05:00 pm to 06:00 pm
Indiana University, Fine Arts Building Rm. 015
https://soaad.indiana.edu/creative-activity/grunwald-gallery/exhibitions/index.html

The Grunwald Gallery and Black Film Center/Archive are pleased to present Rough and Unequal, a film by Kevin Jerome Everson. The film will be exhibited in the Grunwald Gallery as the centerpiece for a symposium featuring the filmmaker in collaboration with IU Faculty, students and Indianapolis Museum of Art at Newfields Associate Curator of American Art Dr. Kelli Morgan.

Join us for a conversation between the filmmaker Kevin Everson and director of the Black Film Center/ Archive, Terri Francis.

Exhibits / Films / Speakers

28 Saturday / September 28, 2019

Form and Place – Rough and Unequal Symposium

02:00 pm to 04:00 pm
Indiana University, Wells Library, IU Libraries Moving Images Archive
https://soaad.indiana.edu/creative-activity/grunwald-gallery/exhibitions/index.html

The Grunwald Gallery and Black Film Center/Archive are pleased to present Rough and Unequal, a film by Kevin Jerome Everson. The film will be exhibited in the Grunwald Gallery as the centerpiece for a symposium featuring the filmmaker in collaboration with IU Faculty, students and Indianapolis Museum of Art at Newfields Associate Curator of American Art Dr. Kelli Morgan.

Selected Kevin Everson films will be screened at the IU Libraries Moving Images Archive. A conversation with Ross Gay, IU professor of English and Creative Writing, will follow.

Films / Speakers

3 Thursday / October 3, 2019

Solarize Info Session

07:00 pm to 08:00 pm
Monroe County Public Library, Room 1B, 303 E. Kirkwood, Bloomington
http://www.tinyurl.com/HelpingYouGoSolar

Learn about the performance, cost and incentives for solar energy systems when Solar Indiana Renewable Energy Network volunteers present a free solar information session on Thursday, October 3 at 7pm at the Monroe County Public Library, 303 East Kirkwood Ave, Bloomington.
The Solarize program is open to residential, commercial and nonprofit property owners in Monroe and nearby counties.
You can register for this and upcoming sessions at www.tinyurl.com/HelpingYouGoSolar

Benefits / Business / Civic Affairs / Education / Speakers

11 Friday / October 11, 2019

Trevor Noah

08:00 pm to 09:00 pm
IU Auditorium
https://www.iuauditorium.com/events/detail/trevor-noah-2019

Trevor Noah, the Emmy Award-winning host of The Daily Show, is bringing his hilarious stand-up comedy back to Bloomington this fall for two special Friday performances to kick off IU’s Homecoming weekend.

Known for his refreshing blend of humor and insightful commentary, Trevor has been a sensation around the world with sold-out shows over five continents. Growing up in South Africa during the last gasps of apartheid and the tumultuous days of freedom that came with its demise, Noah’s rise from poverty to television star are woven into his comedy on stage.

Don’t miss out on the chance to witness Trevor Noah live for this hysterical stand-up show on Homecoming weekend!

Comedy / Entertainment / Speakers / Theater

11 Friday / October 11, 2019

Trevor Noah

10:00 pm to 11:30 pm
IU Auditorium
http://www.iuauditorium.com/events/detail/martin-martin

Trevor Noah, the Emmy Award-winning host of The Daily Show, is bringing his hilarious stand-up comedy back to Bloomington this fall for two special Friday performances to kick off IU’s Homecoming weekend.

Known for his refreshing blend of humor and insightful commentary, Trevor has been a sensation around the world with sold-out shows over five continents. Growing up in South Africa during the last gasps of apartheid and the tumultuous days of freedom that came with its demise, Noah’s rise from poverty to television star are woven into his comedy on stage.

Don’t miss out on the chance to witness Trevor Noah live for this hysterical stand-up show on Homecoming weekend!

Comedy / Entertainment / Speakers / Spoken Word / Theater

16 Wednesday / October 16, 2019

The Mersey Beatles: Four Lads from Liverpool

07:00 pm to 10:00 pm
Buskirk-Chumley Theater
https://bctboxoffice.org/event/the-mersey-beatles/

The Mersey Beatles are no ordinary tribute band. They are only Liverpool-born and based Beatles tribute band, and were the house band for over a decade at Liverpool’s Cavern Club, making them the closest thing to the real thing we can see. The lads also grew up as childhood and schoolmate friends, just like The Beatles. Since 1999, the band has played sell-out shows in more than 20 countries.

John Lennon’s sister and Director of the Cavern Club, Julia Baird, endorses the band will be appearing with them at their show in October, selling and signing copies of her book, “Imagine This: Growing Up with My Brother John Lennon”. She says, “The Mersey Beatles have been playing the Cavern Club for over 15 years and are one of the best you will see!”

Since 1999, the band has played sell-out shows in more than 20 countries, recreating the Beatles’ most popular hits. The show spans the Fab Four’s entire catalogue, and with four costume changes and authentic Liverpool accents, wit and charm. The Mersey Beatles recreate the Beatles’ sound and image with amazing accuracy using replica Hofner, Rickenbacker and Gretsch guitars and VOX and Ludwig gear.

Entertainment / Live Music / Speakers / Theater

19 Saturday / October 19, 2019

Bloomington Zinefest

12:00 pm to 06:00 pm
I-Fell Building
https://bloomingtonzinefest.wordpress.com/

Established in 2017, Bloomington Zinefest is an annual event celebrating self-publishing culture in Indiana and beyond by providing space for writers, artists, radicals, and other exhibitors to sell and trade their zines.

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