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Devour Indy kicks off Aug. 23

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More than 100 restaurants will offer featured menus during the summer edition of Devour Indy, which begins Aug. 23 and lasts through Sept. 5.

Participating Black-owned restaurants include Muva’s Kitchen, The Missing Brick, Block Bistro and Grill and Open Kitchen Restaurant. Devour Indy does not require coupons or reservations, though some restaurants may offer reservations.

Learn more and see a full list of restaurants at devourindy.com.

Book signing

Angel G. Henry, author, speaker and 20-year corporate veteran, will have a book signing 4-7 p.m. Aug. 21 at The Amp at 16 Tech, 1220 Waterway Boulevard.

Henry, who worked in corporate America for 20 years, wrote about the racism Black women experienced in her new book, “Dents in the Ceiling: Tools Women and Allies Need to Breakthrough.”

Through “Dents in the Ceiling: Tools Women and Allies Need to Breakthrough,” Henry focuses on healing from corporate trauma, paying less emotional tax in your job, building a personal board of directors and cultivating other ceiling breakers.

Free tickets are available here.

Dress for Success fundraiser

Dress for Success will have an end-of-summer clothing and accessory sale. Proceeds from the sale help fund the mission of helping women find and keep employment.

Tickets must be purchased in advance as the sale is limited to 10 shoppers at a time. Tickets are sold in one-hour increments between 9:30 a.m. and 3 p.m. for $10. A $5 credit toward your purchase is given when your ticket is shown or $10 credit for active women’s groups. Shoppers must wear masks.

Tickets are available at eventbrite.com.

Assistance to Black-owned businesses

The Indy Black Chamber of Commerce partnered with Cummins and LISC Indianapolis to distribute eight, interest-free business loans through the CARE Relief Recovery Loan Program.

Loan recipients are BERC Investment Group, Sip & Share Inc., Resell Indy LLC, George Middleton Consulting, Urban Beauty Supply, MonaVation LLC, ORR Payroll and We Heel the Sole Podiatry.

Grant for education opportunities

The Mind Trust, an education nonprofit, received a $200,000 grant from Glick Philanthropies to support educational equity in schools.

Advancing Educational Equity is a six-year, equity-focused strategic plan designed to double the number of students in Indianapolis Public Schools boundaries who are academically proficient. The grant will be used to grow high-quality school options, increase the number of diverse educators and facilitate community involvement.

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