Art programs for children whose families fled violence in their home countries (Programas de arte para niños cuyas familias huyeron de la violencia en sus países de origen)

I am reaching out because I am in the process of planning our first-ever summer camp at the museum and wonder if this experience might be of interest to any of the refugee organizations you work with. Our goal is to invite a group of children who might especially benefit from this special museum experience. We understand refugee families have experienced extraordinary challenges and would, of course, want to work with a liaison to create an environment and experience that is supportive. The camp will be led by 2 experienced and caring art teachers. Please see the camp description below. 
Here are is a description of the camp:Explore drawing, painting, sculpture, kinetics, architecture, textiles, photography and interdisciplinary forms of artistic expression at the Indiana University Eskanazi Art Museum’s 2022 Summer Art Camp! This is a learner directed art making experience for elementary and intermediateaged children and will be facilitated by Eskanazi Art Teacher Award recipients Clark Fralick and Clyde Gaw. Fralick and Gaw are veteran K12 Indiana art teachers and faculty of the Teaching for Artistic Behavior Institute and Massachusetts College of Art and Design. July 18 – 22 from 9 am- noon. 
If this feels like a good fit for some of our new neighbors, great! If not, we’ll continue to look for ways to support and connect through other programming. 

Me comunico con usted porque estoy en el proceso de planificar nuestro primer campamento de verano en el museo y me pregunto si esta experiencia podría ser de interés para alguna de las organizaciones de refugiados con las que trabaja.  Nuestro objetivo es invitar a un grupo de niños que podrían beneficiarse especialmente de esta experiencia especial en el museo.  Entendemos que las familias de refugiados han experimentado desafíos extraordinarios y, por supuesto, querrían trabajar con un enlace para crear un entorno y una experiencia de apoyo.  El campamento será dirigido por 2 profesores de arte experimentados y cariñosos.  Consulte la descripción del campamento a continuación.

 Aquí hay una descripción del campamento:
 ¡Explore el dibujo, la pintura, la escultura, la cinética, la arquitectura, los textiles, la fotografía y las formas interdisciplinarias de expresión artística en el Campamento de Arte de Verano 2022 del Museo de Arte Eskanazi de la Universidad de Indiana!  Esta es una experiencia de creación de arte dirigida por el alumno para niños de primaria e intermedia.
 niños mayores y será facilitado por los ganadores del premio Eskanazi Art Teacher Award, Clark Fralick y Clyde Gaw.  Fralick y Gaw son maestros de arte veteranos de K12 Indiana y profesores del Instituto de Enseñanza del Comportamiento Artístico y del Colegio de Arte y Diseño de Massachusetts.  18 al 22 de julio de 9 a 12 h.

 Si esto se siente como una buena opción para algunos de nuestros nuevos vecinos, ¡genial!  De lo contrario, continuaremos buscando formas de apoyar y conectarnos a través de otros programas.

Kelly M. Jordan (she/her)Pre-K-12 Experiences Manager
Sidney and Lois Eskenazi Museum of ArtIndiana UniversityOffice: (812) 855-0567Cell: 812-606-5016

Immigrants Detained In Indiana Jail Sue County And Federal Governments For Illegally Relying On ICE Contract

Four people detained by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) at the Clay County Jail in Indiana filed a federal lawsuit today exposing how the county’s government has illegally used revenue from its ICE contract to award raises to county employees and pay for operations and capital improvements at unrelated county facilities, while leaving immigrants to suffer in the jail’s inhumane conditions. The lawsuit also details how the federal government’s immigration inspections system has turned a blind eye to unsanitary conditions and human suffering inside the jail.


Indiana must do more to put more Hoosiers of color and women onto and successfully through its tech education pathways

Talent is evenly distributed, opportunity is not!

Finding and retaining talent is job No. 1 for the Indiana tech workforce, but the traditional education path is working for only a small %age of Indiana students and employers. Indiana must resolve its issues of access, opportunity and equity if it is to develop the tech workforce that companies must have in the coming years.

Modernizing our educational pathways will be difficult, and it won’t be helped by additional factors discussed earlier on TechPoint Index like the pandemic-induced Great Resignation, the wave of Baby Boomer retirements, and a poorly timed college enrollment cliff that alone were creating a perfect storm of tech talent supply and demand challenges. Our recent research with Fourth Economy and credible economic indicators, clearly show us an Indiana tech talent imperative: We must inclusively grow and develop the state’s tech workforce to 230,0000 workers by 2030.


Ruben Marté running for Sheriff


Ruben Marté is a 31-year veteran with the Indiana State Police and currently serves as a Captain in the Office of the Superintendent. His previous assignments include the Legal Office, the South Zone Area Captain for the Criminal Investigation Division, Records Division Assistant Commander, Lieutenant of the Criminal Intelligence Section and Special Investigation Section, which encompasses Vehicle Theft Unit, White Collar Crime Unit, Cybercrime Unit and Crimes Against Children. Captain Marté also developed and commanded the Indiana State Police Security Threat Group Unit, which monitors and controls gang activity occurring at special events in Indiana.  This past year, Captain Marté, who is bilingual in both English and Spanish, was appointed as the first Equity and Inclusion Officer of the Indiana State Police.


Project Stepping Stone of Indiana aims to boost Latino college enrollment

INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) — Getting Latinos in Indiana into college — that’s what one group aims to do with the help of a special one-week summer program.

According to the 2021 Indiana College Equity report, only 49 percent of Hispanic high school graduates go to college compared to 61 percent of white students. Project Stepping Stone of Indiana (PSS) wants to change that.

Project Stepping Stone of Indiana is a program of the Escala Foundation that helps Indiana’s Latino students prepare for college and beyond.