Steward Speakers continues its 35-year tradition of holding relevant and impactful discussions with the 2021-2022 season lineup.
Oct. 29 — “Black Activism Across America” with Roland Martin, Dr. Eddie Glaude Jr. and Brittany Packnett Cunningham.
Nov. 5 — The Poor People’s Campaign, Dr. William Barber
Feb. 22, 2022 — Dondré Whitfield, actor and Emmy Award nominee
March 24, 2022 — Melissa Harris-Perry, academic, TV host and author
Build, Learn Grow Scholarship
Families with at least one parent employed in an essential industry may apply for the Build, Learn and Grow scholarship program, which covers a portion of before or after school care or early childhood education. Essential industry jobs include those in health care, human services, retail, restaurant and food service, essential infrastructure, media, manufacturing and logistics, religious and charitable organizations.
The scholarships cover up to 80% of costs for early care and education, summer learning or before and after school care. The amount provided from the scholarship is based on the family’s income. Currently, more than 40,000 scholarships are available for children from birth through age 12.
Scholarship applications should be submitted to early child care or education providers. Families without children currently in child care can find participating providers and programs on the Build, Learn, Grow website. Child care providers who accept federal child care assistance are encouraged to enroll in the program.
Bike to the fair
The Mayor’s Bike to the Fair Day, a three-mile ride, will start at Barton Park, 2344 N. Capitol Ave. and follow the Fall Creek Greenway and Monon Trail on Aug. 7. The ride will showcase the new Monon Trail bridge above 38th Street. The ride will start at 10 a.m. Those who participate in the Mayor’s Bike to the Fair Day will receive one ticket per rider upon arrival at Gate 18. Bikes may be parked for free at secured bike racks.
Bike riders who ride their bicycles from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays and 10 a.m. to 11 p.m. Thursdays and Saturdays can save $1 on admission. Bike riders must enter through Gate 18. Parking racks are available at the Monon Trail and 38th Street and Fall Creek Parkway and 39th Street.