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Spirit & Place Festival 2013: RISK
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See the video Half the Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide, hear local Grameen Bank representatives discuss the power of microfinance, and enjoy food, music, and more.

The Night Thoreau Spent in Jail

This play celebrates Thoreau's famous act of civil disobedience and its consequences, followed by a post-performance discussion that unpacks the journey of living with authenticity.   

Hear some of Indiana's leading women tell their stories, explore the sources of their courage, and share their perspective on the obstacles that remain for women today.    


Risk of Pursuing Your Passion 

Photo Credit: 
Marg Herder 

A chef, a multi-field entrepreneur, an artistic director, an author, and a visual artist will discuss the personal, financial, and creative risks they took in pursuing nontraditional careers.

This interactive event explores how the brain deciphers positive risk from negative, and offers information on physical activity, finances, health, and more for older adults.

Scientific Heroism:
The Risks of Biological Research

Learn the history of scientific risk-taking here and abroad--including the implications of risks not taken--and learn about Indiana's contributions to treating infectious diseases.


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We are looking for volunteers to help us distribute festival information at each event. If you are interested click here.

From our Blog 

Is caution the flipside of risk?  


By Ruth Hinkle 



Can you be cautious and courageous at the same time? This is the question that locked me into a ferocious argument with my grandfather when I was twelve. Read more. 

Which event do you look forward to attending? 


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We invite you to join the conversation and share with us the event you are most looking forward to attending for a chance to be featured on our Facebook wall.  

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