OI Insights is a companion program to our two-day Opportunity Indianapolis series. OI Insights will take participants on an in-depth, in-person experience into one unique aspect of our city’s civic life with opportunities to engage with local leaders.
I've lived in Indy for almost 20 years yet I don't know much of our history. I loved the idea of the walking tour coupled with the chance to hear/learn more from the panel about how policy, race, redevelopment have all played out in this one specific, historical area - and how the same factors are playing out today.
I will definitely share the experience I had and encourage others to attend future events with Leadership Indianapolis as well. The interactions were refreshing, and I enjoyed engaging with others and listening to their viewpoints.
Past OI Insights Sessions
The May 2022 session featured a discussion around equity and inclusion within the field of racing. Attendees learned about equity and inclusion work being done within the world of IMS and heard from leaders of color in the organization.
- Luisa Macer, Community Outreach and Fan Engagement Manager
- Jimmie McMillian, Chief Diversity Officer and Senior Corporate Counsel
- Kristin Weeden, Chief Talent Officer
The April 2022 session highlighted the history of Black people in Indianapolis, specifically along the corridor of Indiana Avenue and the impact segregation and harmful practices in civic spaces has had on the preservation of the culture and accomplishments of multicultural communities in our city.
- Sampson Levingston (Through 2 Eyes)
- Britt Redd (Department of Metropolitan Development)
- Jordan Ryan (The History Concierge)