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      May 15, 2019

      Wednesday   8:30 AM

      1400 East Hanna Avenue
      Indianapolis, Indiana 46227

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      UIndy Fairbanks Symposium -- Unigov at 50: The Blueprint of the Urban Midwest?

      Sixth Annual Fairbanks Symposium on Civic Leadership  Please register by May 6, 2019. You're invited to the 2019 Richard M. Fairbanks Symposium on Civic Leadership, featuring panel discussions about the lasting racial and economic impact of Unigov.Enacted in 1970, Unigov — short for unified government — was a plan to simplify city services, grow the city’s tax base and put a more substantial Indianapolis on the national map. How did Unigov come about? What was included and left out of the plans? Why do city leaders in St. Louis still look to Indianapolis for inspiration? Nearly 50 years later, experts will gather at the University of Indianapolis to discuss these questions and more. Unigov at 50: The Blueprint of the Urban Midwest? May 15, 2019 at the University of Indianapolis UIndy Hall, Schwitzer Student Center Schedule: 8:30 - 9:00 Registration 9:00 - 9:50 A Citizen's Guide to Consolidation in Indianapolis Scott Chin, Partner at Faegre, Baker Daniels and Corporate Counsel of the City of Indianapolis from 2000-2005 Bart Peterson, CEO of Christel House International and 47th Mayor of the City of Indianapolis 10:00 - 11:15 Sticky Legacies of Unigov Then and Now: Race and Economics Doran Moreland, Executive Director, Statewide Diversity & Community Engagement, Ivy Tech Community College John Mutz, former Lt. Governor of Indiana, former President of Lilly Endowment, Philanthropist, Joyce Rogers, Vice President for Development and External Relations for Diversity, Equity, and Multicultural Affairs, Indiana University Foundation Angela Smith Jones, Deputy Mayor of Economic Development, City of Indianapolis Moderator: Amber Denney '95, Director of Strategic Communication, IUPUI 11:30 - 1:30 Lunch & The Enduring Charm of Consolidation: St. Louis, and its 21st Century Dreams Please join us for a buffet lunch with lots of vegetarian options. We’ll host a conversation with Bruce Katz, author and co-founder of New Localism Advisers and Dave Leipholtz, the Director of Community Studies at Better Together St. Louis. Bruce and Dave will engage in a thoughtful conversation about creative trends in metropolitan areas across the Midwest and the United States, including Better Together’s initiative to merge St. Louis County with the city via referendum in 2020. We’ll listen in as they discuss how their efforts can inspire and be inspired by what has happened — and what has not happened — in Indianapolis and Marion County. A question and answer session will follow.  Suggested Reading:  https://beltmag.com/undemocratic-indianapolis-unigov-poletika/. The Richard M. Fairbanks Symposium on Civic Leadership is hosted by the University of Indianapolis’ Institute for Civic Leadership & Mayoral Archives, in partnership with Indiana Humanities. It is made possible through the generous support of the Richard M. Fairbanks Foundation. About Indiana HumanitiesIndiana Humanities connects people, opens minds and enriches lives by creating and facilitating programs that encourage Hoosiers to think, read and talk. Over the next two years through a theme called INseparable, Indiana Humanities will invite Hoosiers to explore how we relate to each other across boundaries, real or imagined, and consider what it will take to indeed be inseparable, in all the ways that matter. Learn more atwww.IndianaHumanities.org/inseparable."

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