Upcoming Events

June 24, 2017 at 4:00pm
Cottage Home Reggae Party
Cottage Home Neighborhood 714 N Highland Ave, Indianapolis, Indiana 46202

When: Saturday, June 24th, 4-10 p.m.

Where: Cottage Home Neighborhood 714 N Highland Ave, Indianapolis, Indiana 46202

In the mood for a Caribbean getaway? Our friends at Cottage Home are throwing a Reggae Party which features the sounds of DJ Andy Capps, who spins authentic reggae music that will have you dancing all night long. You will also find plenty of delicious food, great local beer and wine, and an abundance of fun!

Beer provided by Centerpoint Brewing. Food provided by Da Blue Lagoon.

Exodus Refugee Immigration will be accepting cash donations and household items, so please bring an item (or two!) to give.

This is a free event. For more information, visit the event’s Facebook page.

June 25, 2017 at 5:00pm
Brooklyn Nomads: A Benefit Concert
Indiana Landmarks 1201 Central Ave, Indianapolis, Indiana 46202

When: Sunday, June 25th, 5-7 p.m.

Where: Indiana Landmarks 1201 Central Ave, Indianapolis, Indiana 46202

One night only! A benefit concert featuring music and artists from countries named in the U.S. travel ban – Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen.

The Brooklyn Nomads (NYC) will perform a two-hour musical tribute to the six countries named in the March 16 travel ban. This concert is an expression of support and gratitude towards the rich melting pot of the entire United States, which enabled this group to come to life.

Interpreting Middle Eastern folk music through cultural and musical backgrounds as diverse as Brooklyn itself, the Nomads put a contemporary spin on a traditional Arabic repertoire from Lebanon, Syria, Iraq, as well music from Iran, Turkey, Uzbekistan and beyond. Brass and wind, string and vocals, tap and percussion – the Nomads create a transcendent mix of voices, rich instrumentation and innovative composition.

“The rich ecosystem of NYC permitted this group to come to life – musicians from different continents and distinct backgrounds creating a hybrid of transcendent sounds,” says Hadi Eldebek, who founded the Brooklyn Nomads in 2014 to explore multicultural music from the diverse perspective of New York City. “We perform in solidarity with those affected by the Executive Order and seek to preserve the dignity, respect, and compassion of the United States.”

Eldebek will be among the group’s members traveling to Indianapolis for this one night only performance. “We hope to keep adding to the music around us and share the journey with you in Indianapolis,” he said.

This unique opportunity is presented by St. Paul’s Episcopal Church’s newly-developed Center for Faith, Justice and the Arts, and IndyFringe. “Today we struggle as a society with the basic question of hospitality: who belongs and who is acceptable?” says the Rev. John Denson, St. Paul’s Rector. “With this inaugural event of the Center for Faith, Justice and the Arts we hope, through the music of the Brooklyn Nomads, to create an experience that opens our eyes to see as God sees; which is to see that all people belong and all are acceptable.”

Tickets at indyfringe.org: $15 adults, $12 seniors, and $10 for ages 17 and under or students with ID. Group bookings available for 10 or more, please call 317.522.8099. 100% of proceeds from ticket sales will be donated to the Immigrant Welcome Center and Exodus Refugee Immigration. Visit the Facebook event page for more information.

July 23, 2017 at 1:00pm
Walk a Mile in a Refugee’s Shoes
JCC Indianapolis 6701 Hoover Rd, Indianapolis, Indiana 46260

Walk a Mile in a Refugee’s Shoes is an hour long simulation that allows participants to assume the identity and role of a refugee. Through the simulation you will be given the opportunity to learn what experiences a refugee is faced with once forced to flee their country. You will encounter seven stations meant to mimic the process a refugee would encounter. We hope that you walk away from this experience enlightened on refugee reality and what steps you can take to advocate or get in involved.

This event is hosted by Coalition for Our Immigrant Neighbors, Exodus Refugee Immigration, and Immigrant Welcome Center.
Please make sure to sign-up through our Eventbrite page. Check out the Facebook page for more details.

Annual Events

Brackets For Good
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June 20, 2017
World Refugee Day
Every year on June 20th, the world commemorates the strength, courage, and resilience of millions of refugees. Join us for our weeklong social media campaign!
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August 17, 2017
Celebrate the Life Ahead
The Conrad Indianapolis
Join us for a night of cultural celebration honoring the courage and strength of refugees who have made Indiana their home. You will enjoy international cuisine, wine and beer, live music, and a silent auction.
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