A Critical Moment: The Struggle to Make Indianapolis a More Equitable City

Recently, the word equity has become more prominent in discussions of how to address growing poverty and inequality along lines of race, class and gender. Some examples in Indianapolis: The Indy Chamber recently collaborated with the Brookings Institute on a study about Committing to Inclusive Growth. The Central Indiana Community Foundation (CICF) recently changed their mission to “mobilize people, ideas and …

Interview with Imhotep Adisa: Culture Shift Masterclass & Scarabys

Q: What is the Culture Shift Masterclass? M: First, I’d like to say something about culture. Culture is what people use to maintain the social fabric – beliefs, ideas, etc. and most of the time it’s invisible. It’s like air. You breathe it, but you really don’t see it. With that said, why shift? What’s the shift about? Scarabys as …

Fight Like Ida, Octavia and Mari

Food is a powerful tool to build community. Across all cultures, you will find that people gather for large feasts for family, community, and celebration. It is an art form that is accessible across all borders. Many call food the language of love, but at We Run This, food is a platform for healing, love, and community. The program is …

From the Closing of Double 8 to Marsh: Food Access Apocalypse in Central Indiana

The recent closing of 10+ Marsh grocery stores across Indianapolis has me reflecting on the challenge of food access in Central Indiana. I remember as if it were yesterday when all the Double 8 stores closed in our communities. “Oh man!” said Paulette Fair as she tried to get into the closed store. “I need carrots and collard greens and …