A new statewide initiative aimed at replacing the Community Conversations series will be coming soon to the Vincennes University Jasper Campus and Dubois County.
This morning, the planning committee for the All-In initiative held a meeting in the Center for Technology, Innovation, and Manufacturing on the Vincennes University Jasper Campus. This morning’s meeting focused on the Dubois County kickoff event. That event will take place on Tuesday, September 16th.
Now the All-In initiative was designed by Indiana Humanities, which is a statewide non-profit group aimed at connecting people with their communities. Its goal is to challenge Hoosiers to think, read, talk and do.The initiative does this through 16 challenges divided into different categories such as explore, discover, and dream. The All-In initiative was created as a new way to help connect folks with their communities ahead of Indiana’s 2016 bicentennial. The program’s statewide launch was back in mid-June.
Kristin Hess is the director of special projects for Indiana Humanities. She says the program has already held several launch parties across the state, including 1 last week at the University of Indianapolis that drew 600 incoming students. She says the All-In initiative has been well-received by those who have participated:
Hess says the All-In initiative has several launches coming up besides the one here in Dubois County. She says some of those include one in central Indiana’s Hamilton County and several statewide networks.
Meanwhile, Vincennes University Jasper Campus dean Dr. Alan Johnson says bringing the All-In campaign to Dubois County is a way to get more people involved:
Now as mentioned, the kickoff event for Dubois County is set for Tuesday September 16th. It will go from 5 til 7 pm in the CTIM building at VUJC. Some of the challenges that will be part of the Dubois County launch party will include ethic food and music, family stories, a timeline challenge called Indiana-versary, book donations, inspirational quotes, and shaping the future.
If you can’t make it to the event on September 16th, you can still get involved in the challenge. You can go online to indianahumanities.org/all-in to get involved.