The 18th annual Spirit & Place Festival celebrates theme of RISK November 1-10, beginning with an opening night event that will focus on the four finalists in a call-out for original projects centered on a daring idea for reshaping notions of race in Central indiana. The “$20K: A Competition About Race” event will take place Friday, November 1 at the Toby, Indianapolis Museum of Art, beginning at 7 p.m. Tickets are $10 and can be purchased at imamuseum.org.
Audience members will cast their votes as four innovators (detailed below) vie for a $20,000 award. The winner will be selected by a combination of judge and audience votes. A panel of judges has determined the four finalists. For more information, visit www.spiritandplace.org.
- Javier Barrera – Latino Youth Collective
Project Title: Race: A Look Inside
- DeShong Perry-Smitherman – A Girl’s Gift, Inc.
Project Title: My Mentor, My Self
- Danicia Malone – Indianapolis Neighborhood Resource Center
Project Title: The Lost Race
- Pete Hylton – IUPUI School of Engineering & Technology, Motorsports Engineering Program
Project Title: A Competition About Race Using Racing
- Gloria Berlanga King, Director of Multicultural Affairs, Wishard Health Services
- Hope Hampton, Director of Community Relations, Christian Theological Seminary
- Erin Kelley, Program Designer
- Felipe Martinez (chair/moderator), Associate Executive Presbyter, Whitewater Valley Presbytery
- Toby Miller, Director, Race and Cultural Relations Leadership Network, a standing committee of the Greater Indianapolis Progress Committee
- Helen Sanematsu, Assistant Professor, Visual Communication Design, Herron School of Art & Design, IUPUI
- William Taft, Executive Director, Local Initiatives Service Corporation