Community Conversations



Come together in recognizing and celebrating the diversity that makes our community strong and vital. Upcoming programs offer opportunities for honest conversations about how racial identities develop and influence our cultural norms, helping participants understand the differences between commonly held perceptions, unspoken norms, and the realities of contemporary experiences.


Thursday, March 1

10:00 a.m. Dolores
7:00 p.m. Dolores

With intimate and unprecedented access, Peter Bratt's Dolores tells the story of Dolores Huerta, among the most important, yet least-known activist in American history. Cofounder of the first farmworkers union with Cesar Chavez, she tirelessly led the fight for racial and labor justice, becoming one of the most defiant feminists of the 20th century.

Conversations on Race and Empowerment (CoRE)

Conversations on Race and Empowerment (CoRE) is presented as a facilitated community dialogue within the Arts Center. CoRE will discuss the impact of race, power, and identity in our country and community. Reverend Lex Cade-White and Alexandra Nugent, both experienced facilitators, will use data-driven resources to engage participants in approachable and inclusive discussions on race through creative expression and self-reflection. This series will equip participants with the vocabulary and knowledge needed to further their understanding of historical and current race relations and privilege. The CoRE series will give tools to empower participants to go out and make a difference in their communities.

All session run 6:00–7:30 p.m.

Tuesday, March 6, Session 2: Learning and Contributions
Tuesday, April 10, Session 3: Close Encounters
Tuesday, May 1, Session 4: Age of Innocence and Reason

INDIE LENS POP-UP: Look and See: Wendell Berrry's Kentucky

Tuesday, April 3

10:00 a.m. Look and See: Wendell Berry's Kentucky
7:00 p.m. Look and See: Wendell Berry's Kentucky

Look and See: Wendell Berry's Kentucky is a portrait of the changing landscapes and shifting values of rural America in the era of industrial agriculture, as seen through the mind’s eye of award-winning writer and farmer Wendell Berry, back home in his native Henry County, Kentucky.

INDIE LENS POP-UP: Served Like a Girl

Thursday, May 3

10:00 a.m. Served Like a Girl
7:00 p.m. Served Like a Girl

Served Like a Girl provides a candid look at a shared sisterhood to help the rising number of homeless women veterans who served in Iraq and Afghanistan, and suffer from PTSD, sexual abuse, and other traumas. By entering into the “Ms. Veteran American” competition, these amazing ladies unexpectedly come full circle in a quest for healing and hope.