2016 John D. Barlow Lecture in the Humanities


In conjunction with Spirit & Place’s 21st Annual Public Conversation


A sculptor, sociologist, community activist, and political scientist reflect on poverty, homelessness, public policy, and the human spirit.What if “home” is an unaffordable place? What if we’re unwelcome in the spaces we try to claim as “home?” How do we make the idea of “home” a reality for those without? New York Times bestselling author Matthew Desmond (Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City), sculptor Timothy Schmalz (“Homeless Jesus”), and MLK Center executive director Allison Luthe, along with moderator Terri Jett of Butler University, will grapple with the essence of home from their unique perspectives.

Join us for a conversation between four leaders with unique perspectives into theme of “Home” and the issues surrounding it as they examine the nuances of home through a tighter social justice and policy lens to understand the opportunities and challenges we face as a society when it comes to creating just communities.

Sunday, November 13, 2016, Indiana Landmarks Center (1201 Central Ave), 4-5:30 p.m.

Free and open to the public, but RSVPs are strongly encouraged.