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ItemACCESS TO SERVICES FOR THE HOMELESS(Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research, 2012-04-13) Bozzo, Anthony; Wilson, Jeffrey S.My project is based on research done in the anthropology and geography departments by myself, Dr. Zimmerman and Courtney Singleton pertaining to homeless encampments in Indianapolis. This poster presentation illustrates locations of selected encampments and their access to service providers. Geographic information system (GIS) technologies were used to conduct a network analysis that visually shows access to services and quantifies travel time and network distance to selected service locations. The analysis presented is based on data collected by my colleagues from subjects in one specific camp describing preferred travel routes, distances traveled and services needed- prescription medication for example. I plan to apply this analytical method to other encampments to create a model of hypothetical routes based upon tow paths, walking trails and street networks. ItemActitudes de los padres de familias mexicanas hacia el use y mantenimiento del español y la cultura mexicana(2009-06-23T21:44:33Z) Luna, Jaime; Antón, Marta; García, Marta García; Tezanos-Pinto, RosaEl propósito de este estudio es realizar una descripción general de las actitudes de los padres de familias mexicanas en la ciudad de Indianápolis sobre el uso y mantenimiento del español. Se intenta describir los diferentes puntos de vista y actitudes que se consideran cuando los padres de familias deciden promover o no promover el uso, y por consiguiente, el mantenimiento del español por sus hijos. Además, se analizan otros parámetros relacionados con las actitudes, el bilingüismo, la educación bilingüe, y el mantenimiento del español y su relación con el mantenimiento de la cultura mexicana. ItemActivism and Preservation: Fred Wilson’s E Pluribus Unum(Indiana University, 2013-01-25) Cooks, Bridget ItemAddressing Homelessness in Marion County: Policy Considerations and Recommendations(Center for Research on Inclusion and Social Policy, 2022-08-16) Bow, Brendan; Lawrence, Roxy; Eckert, MarissaIn July of 2022, the Center for Research on Inclusion and Social Policy—in collaboration with the Coalition for Homelessness Intervention and Prevention—released a brief describing the findings of the 2022 Marion County Point-in-Time (PIT) Count. In this follow-up report, researchers compared Indianapolis to four similar cities—Charlotte, North Carolina; Columbus, Ohio; Fort Worth, Texas; and Nashville, Tennessee—to examine homeless populations. This report also examines factors affecting homelessness in Marion County. Those include a dwindling housing/rental market combined with rising housing/rental costs, specific laws and ordinances that criminalize homelessness, recent increases in youth homelessness, and a lack of facilities and support systems to house and help those experiencing homelessness. Item"Americans All?" - Messages in Miniature(2023-07) Bennett, Janna Merrill; Robertson, Nancy Marie; Kelly, Jason M.; Shrum, Rebecca K.A small white-collar project of the Works Progress Administration project called the Museum Extension Project (MEP) operated in the latter half of the 1930s in at least twenty-four states including Indiana. A product of this visual aid program was the twelve-inch miniature figure dressed in clothing to reflect periods in US history or countries or cultures throughout the world. Museum and Indiana school educators used the MEP figures, as part of a broader intercultural learning agenda, to demonstrate or encourage ethnic appreciation and inclusion, while also fostering “otherness”–all in the safety of classrooms and informal educational settings. The figures simultaneously expanded the definition of membership in a majority white cultural group by adding and validating recent white immigrants while they continued to differentiate “the other”–Black and Native Americans as well as non-European immigrants through the cultural construct of race. These miniature figures allowed students to learn about the ethnic populations of their state and made the world available to all. At the same time, they prescribed the role of “other” to Indigenous Peoples throughout the world, the inhabitants of South and Central American countries, and those perceived as “non-white” peoples in places like Palestine and Egypt. This research examines educational philosophy in the first quarter of the twentieth century combined with the material culture analysis of these figures to demonstrate how three-dimensional objects were powerful educational tools. ItemArab Indianapolis: A Hidden History(Arab Indianapolis Foundation, Inc., 2022-06-16) Curtis, Edward E., IV; Fisher, Becky; Manganello, VinnieArab Indianapolis: A Hidden History, directed and produced by local filmmaker Becky Fisher and shot by Vinnie Manganello, reveals a new chapter in the diverse history of central Indiana. It explores the first Arabic-speaking neighborhood in Indianapolis, the founding of St. George Church in the 1920s, the establishment of a prominent Arab American business on Monument Circle, the service of Arab Americans in World War II, the election of Arab Americans to political offices in the Indiana Capitol, the contributions of Arab Americans to medicine since the 1920s, and the influence of Arab American food on menus across the city. Recording available from: https://www.pbs.org/video/arab-indianapolis-a-hidden-history-i8qegh/ Recording available from: https://purl.dlib.indiana.edu/iudl/media/n59q08cw5v ItemAssessing the Importance and Value of Events for Indianapolis Using Willingness to Pay(2023-08) Burke, Michael; Pierce, David; Liu-Lastres, Becky; Sherman, GeoffreHaving the support of the local community is vital to having events go well. This study is needed to better understand the value of the current events and event types to be able to bring better events to Indy. This study used the contingent valuation to measure the willingness to pay for a variety of events held in Indianapolis and then assessed the difference between them while including identity and quality of life factors as additional variables. An online questionnaire was used to gather responses for all the variables. Event type and sports identity were significant variables impacting the willingness to pay to attend.