March 7, 2023 @ 9:30 am – 3:00 pm
Uindy Hall, Schwitzer Student Center
1400 Campus Drive Indianapolis
IN 46227

Building off the last decade of Fairbanks experiences, the 2023 symposium uses the theme of environmental justice to ask compelling questions about the ways in which civic leaders in Indianapolis, and throughout the country, can and should be dealing with issues of equity and the environment.

The keynote INconversation features special guests, Brian Payne, president and CEO of Central Indiana Community Foundation, and Denise Abdul-Rahman, alignment initiatives co-manager of the Chisholm Legacy Project who also serves in the role of environmental climate justice chair on behalf of NAACP.

The Fairbanks Symposium, which began in 2013, brings together local and national leaders to discuss and analyze vital issues facing our communities, linking the historical legacy of past leaders to current and future trends. Previous keynotes have included Senator Richard Lugar and then-South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg.

The symposium includes a buffet lunch and two panel discussions in addition to the keynote. This event is open to the public at no charge.

Check-in begins at 9:30 am with the event beginning promptly at 10:00 am.

HEC’s Paula Brooks is speaking on Environmental Equity at 1:15pm