A Faith Leader & Scientist Walk into a Bar, part of Spirit & Place Festival

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Books & Brews South Indy

3808 Shelby Street

Indianapolis, IN 46227

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Faith Leader & Scientist

Awesomeness Award Nominee!

Let’s talk science and religion over coffee or a beer! Using theatrical improvisation techniques, you’ll be given the chance to take on the persona of a scientist, faith leader, or “everyday person” and then practice empathy-rooted communication strategies.

Applied improvisational theater (AIT) games are to communication what drills are to a basketball player or scales to a musician. They teach the habits of mind needed to listen closely, turn attention outward, and seek opportunities to co-create meaning in conversation. Participants will learn the principles of AIT (like “yes and” or accepting the reality of your conversational partner) and apply those to conversations about faith and science. By accepting a partner’s reality, one can establish common ground and find a place of empathy.

All backgrounds, faiths, traditions, and practices welcome! Bring your authentic self to this dynamic, fun, and inclusive event.

Walk-ins welcome. RSVPs encouraged by Nov. 4.

ABOUT THE AWARD OF AWESOMNESS

The Selection Committee was excited by the unique and interdisciplinary approach this event uses to create bridges of understanding. This is the second of six conversations supported by the IU Consortium for the Study of Religion, Ethics, and Society focused on encouraging productive conversations between scientists and faith communities.

PRESENTED BY

IUPUI/IU School of Medicine Communicating Science Program; The daVinci Pursuit; Center for Interfaith Cooperation; March for Science Indiana; and IU Consortium for the Study of Religion, Ethics, and Society.

ABOUT SPIRIT & PLACE

The Spirit & Place Festival (Nov. 1 - 10) celebrates the powerful role the arts, humanities, and religion plan in community life. Spirit & Place is a legacy project of The Polis Center and part of the IU School of Liberal Arts at IUPUI. Learn more and check out other festival events at spiritandplace.org.

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Are there ID or minimum age requirements to enter the event?

No, Books & Brews is an all-ages venue that serves soft drinks, coffee, tea, beer, wine, and snacks.

What are my transportation/parking options for getting to and from the event?

Books & Brews South Indy is located right on the new Indy Go Red Line. There is plentiful free parking in lots on the north and south sides of the building.

How can I contact the organizer with any questions?

Contact Krista Hoffmann-Longtin at (317) 258-1823 or klongtin@iu.edu.

Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?

No, printed tickets are not required.

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Indianapolis, IN 46227

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