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The Asian American Alliance will celebrate Asian heritage during Asian Fest 1-5 p.m. Aug. 7 at Global Village Welcome Center, 4233 Lafayette Road. The event will feature live performances, cultural and arts exhibits, food, activities and free health screenings. 

Admission is free. 

For more information, visit aaalliance.org or the Asian American Alliance Facebook page. 

Leadership Indianapolis programs

Leadership Indianapolis offers programs and discussion series to educate and elevate social discourse.

LI Audio Book Club: “My Time Will Come,” Ian Manuel

4:30-6 p.m. Thursdays, Aug. 5-19

Cost: $25

In partnership with Hub for Black Affairs and Community Engagement at Butler University, this edition of the audiobook club will focus on Ian Manuel’s memoir, “My Time Will Come.” During his formative years, Manuel grew up homeless, impoverished and became involved in gang violence and drug abuse. He spent two-thirds of his life in prison and 18 years in solitary confinement. The discussion group will delve into issues such as criminal justice and public safety in Indianapolis.

For more information or to register, click here.

Public Safety and Criminal Justice discussion series

Leadership Indianapolis will use this discussion series to focus the conversation on citizens with lived experiences and who are working to create change in Indianapolis. 

Part 1: Freedoom and Re-entry

Noon-1 p.m. Sept. 7


Cost: $10

Speakers will be Carlette Duffy, director of Re-entry, Office of Public Health and Safety; Devi Davis, The Bail Project; and Antonio Lipscomb, Indiana Re-Entry.

Part 2: Public Grief and Community Healing

Noon-1 p.m. Sept. 14


Cost: $10

Speakers will be Shonna Majors, director of Community Violence Reduction, Office of Public Health and Safety; and DeAndra Yates, Purpose 4 My Pain.

Part 3: Repairing the Breach

Noon-1 p.m. 


Cost: $10

Speakers will be Ryan Mears, Marion County prosecutor; Kia Wright, founder and executive director, VOICES Corp.; and Commander Catherine Cummings, Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department.

For more information or to register, visit here.

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