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May 2017

Membership Meeting

May 12 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Martin Luther King Jr. Community Center,
40 W. 40th Street
Indianapolis, IN 46208 United States
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Come join DONT SLEEP as we discuss what it means to get involved with our movement, what we have coming up and how you can help!

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July 2017

We Demand Justice! #Justice4AaronBailey

July 7 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Indiana Statehouse,
200 W Washington St
Indianapolis, IN 46204 United States
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On June 29th IMPD officers shot and killed Aaron Bailey, an unarmed Black man. IMPD has vowed to review training and increase transparency, but we're interested in immediate accountability, beginning with the termination of officers Mike Dennison and Carlton Howard. We want criminal charges filed against both officers. We want no grand jury. We want a special prosecutor. We want justice! We demand it! We will be hearing from several local organizations in support of these efforts as well as…

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June 2017

2nd Annual Toys for Tamir Drive

June 1 @ 10:00 am - June 30 @ 5:00 pm
Fay Biccard Glick Neighborhood Center,
2990 W 71st St, Indianapolis, Indiana 46268
Indianapolis, IN United States
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Join DONT SLEEP as we honor the life of Tamir Rice during the month of June. June 25th, 2017 would have been Tamir Rice's 15th Birthday. In honor of his memory, we will be collecting new toys for children in need (NO GUNS OR VIOLENT TOYS). In addition to toys, we will also be collecting gently used kid's clothing, books, small household goods, infant items (diapers, wipes, etc.) and new hygiene supplies at our advertised locations: Fay Biccard Glick Neighborhood…

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DONT SLEEP Storytellers

June 9 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Maleah Solange Books,
10202 E Washington St.
Indianapolis, IN United States
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DONT SLEEP has partnered with Maleah Solange Books to bring a series of unique local Black authors to educate and raise the consciousness level of Indianapolis! Welcome the first of our featured DONT SLEEP Storytellers, Tami Winfrey-Harris!!! Tamara Winfrey-Harris is a writer who specializes in the intersection of race and gender with politics, pop culture and current events. Her work has appeared in The New York Times, Cosmopolitan, Ebony, New York magazine and other media. She is the author of…

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August 2017
$10

Black Owned Business Block Party 2

August 6 @ 1:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Madame Walker Theater,
617 Indiana Ave
Indianapolis, IN 46202 United States
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This is the current list of registered vendors for the event, if you do not see your business listed, and you believe that you completed both steps of the two step registration process, please contact us at info@naptowndontsleep.org Andres BBQ & Seafood April's Jewerly Etc Beautiful in Bling $5 Paparazzi Accessories Distinct ENC Total Life Changes Mom & Son books Styl-ish Designs Church Girl Closet Just Ask Kiky, LLC Deo's Garden Haan Living In Your Purpose Alicascent CIBO CATERING &…

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Liberation Weekend: Emancipation Address

August 5 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
The Church Within,
1125 Spruce St
Indianapolis, IN 46203 United States
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About the speaker: Elle Hearns is a organizer, speaker, strategist, and writer. Elle’s voice as a community organizer and speaker were formed from her upbringing in Columbus, Ohio as a youth organizer. Ms. Elle is a co-founding member of the Black Lives Matter network an organization formed with multiple local chapters as a political project in the wake of the murder of Trayvon Martin in order to explicitly combat implicit bias and anti-black racism and to protect and affirm the…

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The Wake

August 4 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Madame Walker Theater,
617 Indiana Ave
Indianapolis, IN 46202 United States
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Wake: (v.) 3. to become cognizant or aware of something; awaken; waken (n.) 1. a watch or vigil held beside the body of someone who has died, sometimes accompanied by ritual observances including eating and drinking. 2. the track of waves left by a ship or other object moving through the water The tracks, the waves that hit us as we move are the elements of anti-blackness. Police brutality, education inequity, food insecurity, Mass incarceration and school to prison pipelines,…

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DONT SLEEP Discussion Series: Whose Streets

August 29 @ 7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Georgetown 14 Digital Cinema,
3898 Lafayette Rd,
Indianapolis, IN 46254 United States
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Told by the activists and leaders who live and breathe this movement for justice, WHOSE STREETS? is an unflinching look at the Ferguson uprising. When unarmed teenager Michael Brown is killed by police and left lying in the street for hours, it marks a breaking point for the residents of St. Louis, Missouri. Grief, long-standing racial tensions and renewed anger bring residents together to hold vigil and protest this latest tragedy. Empowered parents, artists and teachers from around the country…

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Operation Care Kit

August 19 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Englewood Christian Church,
57 N Rural St
Indianapolis, IN 46201 United States
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Join us as we make care kits for our friends experiencing homelessness!

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$10

Revitalizing the Village

August 13 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Martin Luther King Jr. Community Center,
40 W. 40th Street
Indianapolis, IN 46208 United States
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As we gear up for the upcoming school year, we recognize that there will be many opportunities and challenges ahead of us. We want to ensure that our students, our parents and our educators feel empowered to face whatever comes their way! To that end, It is important to continue to discuss mental health and wellness, and to equip ourselves with tools and resources that help us navigate a potentially stressful educational environment. Join us on Sunday August 13th at…

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