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Take a ‘Journey’ at Spirit & Place Festival

Nov 26, 2014 04:20PM

More than 50 separate workshops and other events throughout Indy will highlight the Spirit & Place Festival from November 7 to 16. Organized by the Polis Center IU School of Liberal Arts at IUPUI, the festival encourages connections, growth of the human spirit and a mobilization of ideas to make Central Indiana a better place to live for everyone.

Journey, the theme of this year’s edition, analyzes the movement and meaning between one point and another. All events feature speakers, panelists and artists sharing experiences of their journeys aimed at understanding the dynamic passages of people, places and ideas, whether for quality of life, self-expression, community development, health, persecution or pilgrimage. The influences of public policy, spirituality and civic life are explored, plus the instruments of mobility, like education, finances, waterways, alternative transportation and policies.

From Addiction and Loss to Wholeness, a discussion on confronting addiction, will feature powerful stories of healing and real-life journeys of empowerment touching upon spirituality, music, writing and public policy. Panelists will include a parent, Kim Manlove, of Indiana Addictions Issues Coalition and The 24 Group; Diana J. Ensign, author of Traveling Spirit: Daily Tools for Your Life’s Journey; Maggie A. Lewis, of the Dove Recovery House for Women; and Patrick Sadlowski, a 2013 graduate of Hope Academy. Dan Carpenter, former Indianapolis Star columnist, will moderate this thoughtprovoking and informative free Spirit & Place Festival event hosted by Fairbanks Recovery Center from 1 to 3:30 p.m. on November 8.

Most events are free. The festival event guide is available at partner locations and the public library, or viewed at SpiritAndPlace.org/Festival.aspx. To register for From Addiction and Loss to Wholeness, call Kathleen Gill at 317-572- 9469, email [email protected], or visit Fairbankscd.org/spirit-and-place. Location: Fairbanks Recovery Center, 8102 Clearvista Pkwy., Indianapolis.
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