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April 2017

Know Your Rights: Activist KYR: (Grand juries, warrants, etc)

April 18, 2017 @ 6:00 am - 7:30 pm
Martin Luther King Jr. Community Center,
40 W. 40th Street
Indianapolis, IN 46208 United States
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Thanks to a partnership with the National Lawyers Guild - Indiana Chapter, and the generosity of Martin Luther King Community Center, DONT SLEEP is proud to announce a 5-Week Series of Know Your Rights Trainings starting April 11th at 6pm! The first training Know Your Rights: Basic KYR will look at your basic rights as a protestor. Mark your calendars! Get involved. Get educated. Most of all, #DontSleep

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Know Your Rights: Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE)

April 25, 2017 @ 6:00 am - 7:30 pm
Martin Luther King Jr. Community Center,
40 W. 40th Street
Indianapolis, IN 46208 United States
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This Know Your Rights session will deal with your rights when encountering Immigration and Customs Enforcement, also known as ICE. For this all important conversation we will be teaming with Indiana Undocumented Youth Alliance (IUYA) to help spread the message and empower citizens to be effective and informed allies! #DontSleep

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Operation Care Kit (April)

April 15, 2017 @ 3:00 am - 5:00 pm
Commonwealth Gym,
23 N Rural St
Indianapolis, IN 46201 United States
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Join us as we make bags to pass out to our siblings experiencing homelessness!! We will be collecting donations as well as money to make 150 bags to hand out on 04/15/17. Below is a list of items that we will put in the bags. Donations can be dropped off at 227 Hendricks Place on the front porch or we can arrange for a pick up if you can not make the event and still want to donate. 150 reusable…

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Issue Assembly

April 10, 2017 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Trinity Church,
6151 N. Central
Indianapolis, IN 46220 United States
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CEE-Indy (Coalition for Educational Equity)  in partnership with DONT SLEEP presents our FIRST Issue Assembly. We want to gain OUR community's perspective on what concerns they have regarding the educational system and it's landscape. We NEED you! This is an opportunity for community members to voice their concerns AND be a part of leading the charge for finding appropriate and realistic solutions. This will be a night to remember....JOIN US... **Food will be served**

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May 2017

Membership Meeting

May 12, 2017 @ 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, 2017 @ 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, 2017 @ 10:00 am - June 30, 2017 @ 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, 2017 @ 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, 2017 @ 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, 2017 @ 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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