Indiana University East
Mute

WINE TO WATER

A Bartender’s Quest to Bring Clean Water to the World

Wine to Water tells the story of "How One Man Saved Himself While Trying to Save the World" by tapping into his community, colleagues, and friends in order to make a difference. This inspirational story will remind us all about the importance of making a difference where we can and helping to positively influence conditions both near and far.

Mission

To foster a campus and community discussion about themes in and ideas inspired by a common text in an effort to develop camaraderie, inform knowledge, and inspire action towards positive civic engagement and improvement.

Campus and Community Events

The "One Book, Many Voices" Calendar features a diverse collection of events that intersect with major themes in Doc Hendley's Wine to Water. Some of these events have been designed with the "One Book, Many Voices" project in mind, and others simply connect thematically with the book. You will find events focused on global water issues, civic engagement, service work, diversity, international affairs, health and wellness, and art and culture. The calendar will continue to evolve throughout the course of the project. Please check back often and send event ideas and information to onebook@iue.edu

Positive Place Logo
Date Event Additional Information
Aug 24 Run for Water, 5k Fun Run and Walk
9:00a.m. at Institute of Fitness and Sport, Indianapolis
Website
Aug 25 - Sept 29 The Color of Water: Works by Beth Forst
Richmond Art Museum
Richmond Art Museum Exhibits
Aug 27 Student Organization Fair
11:30 - 1:30p.m. at the IU East Quad
As part of the Back with the Pack event for the first week of classes, every student club and organization is represented at the Student Organization Fair. As student sponsors of the One Book, Many Voices Project, IU East's Student Government Association will be distributing the Wine to Water books to students, as well as informing the other clubs about the project, while also challenging them to become involved in some way.
Aug 28 Student Organization Fair
1:00 - 3:30p.m. at the IU East Quad
As part of the Back with the Pack event for the first week of classes, every student club and organization is represented at the Student Organization Fair. As student sponsors of the One Book, Many Voices Project, IU East's Student Government Association will be distributing the Wine to Water books to students, as well as informing the other clubs about the project, while also challenging them to become involved in some way.
Aug 31 College Night
7:00p.m. - 12:00a.m. in the Depot District
None
Sept 9 - 13 Water Week
IU East
None
Sept 10 Wastewater Treatment Tours
9:30a.m. & 1:00p.m. at the Wastewater Treatment Plant
The Wastewater Treatment Plant is located at 2380 Liberty Avenue. Participants should arrive 5 minutes prior to the beginning of the tour. Please RSVP to Diana Fahl
Sept 11 Wastewater Treatment Tours
9:30a.m. & 1:00p.m. at the Wastewater Treatment Plant
The Wastewater Treatment Plant is located at 2380 Liberty Avenue. Participants should arrive 5 minutes prior to the beginning of the tour. Please RSVP to Diana Fahl
Sept 11 The Drinking Water Treatment Plant Tours
10:00a.m. & 2:00p.m. at the Indiana American Water Drinking Water Treatment Plant
The Indiana American Water Drinking Water Treatment Plant is located at the entrance of Middlefork Reservoir. Participants should arrive 5 minutes prior to the beginning of the tour. Please RSVP to Diana Fahl
Sept 12 Coffee Break
10:00 - 10:30a.m. at the IU East Library
Stephanie Hays-Mussoni & Liz Ferris – Water and Health
Join colleagues and community members for a discussion about water-related experiences and issues. All discussion leaders have a personal story to tell about their connection with the topic—service trips, jobs, research, etc. They will tell their story and then answer questions and facilitate discussion. Join us for an interesting discussion and free coffee and scones!)
Sept 13 The Drinking Water Treatment Plant Tours
10:00a.m. & 2:00p.m. at the Indiana American Water Drinking Water Treatment Plant
The Indiana American Water Drinking Water Treatment Plant is located at the entrance of Middlefork Reservoir. Participants should arrive 5 minutes prior to the beginning of the tour. Please RSVP to Diana Fahl
Sept 13 - Nov 29 Memories with Momentum, India Cruse-Griffin: A Collection of the Artist’s Work
School of Business, Hayes Hall
Memories with momentum are meaningful memories that positively influence future action. Cruse-Griffin's work will inspire visitors to reflect on place and the ways that they might "act" in their local community and more broadly.
Sept 15 - Oct 15 Hispanicampus (Virtual) Galleries
IU East
Virtual and on campus galleries highlighting Hispanicity from various angles including, religious, criminal justice, and culture.
Sept 19 Coffee Break
2:00 - 2:30p.m. at the IU East Library
Jill Anderson, Ivy Tech Community College – Water Abroad
Join colleagues and community members for a discussion about water-related experiences and issues. All discussion leaders have a personal story to tell about their connection with the topic—service trips, jobs, research, etc. They will tell their story and then answer questions and facilitate discussion. Join us for an interesting discussion and free coffee and scones!)
Sept 21 Richmond Rotary Club: Ride for Water
Sept 21 Richmond Symphony Orchestra, Russian Masterpieces
7:30 p.m. at the Civic Hall
Richmond Symphony Orchestra
Sept 24 Finding Water in Afghanistan
11:00a.m. at IU East's Library Lobby

Presentation by Captain Brandon Hendrix of the 205th Infantry Brigade Chief of Plans. It may be viewed in real time at https://connect.iu.edu/onebook/

Sept 26 Wine to Water Book Discussion
6p.m. at The Two Sisters: Books and More, 193 Fort Wayne Avenue, Richmond, IN
Join Katherine Frank, IU East Dean of Humanities and Social Sciences, and Jessica Clark, IU East Alumna and Sprout of Control Co-Organizer, for a friendly and engaging conversation about Wine to Water.
Sept 27 Multicultural Festival: "It's a Small World After All"
10:00a.m. - 7:00p.m. in the Depot District
Palladium-Item: Multicultural festival joins Depot's calendar Article
Sept 28 Multicultural Festival : "It's a Small World After All"
11:00a.m. - 5:00p.m. in the Depot District
Palladium-Item: Multicultural festival joins Depot's calendar Article
Sept 30 - Nov 22 Photography Exhibit: Watermarks
Meijer Artway
Walt Bistline, Artist in Residence in Photography, Earlham College
Oct 1 Book Discussion
6:00p.m. in the Brown Room at Morrisson-Reeves Library
Led by Reference Librarian, Steve Martin. Call the library at 966-8291 to register!
Oct 3 Day of the Dead Altar Building Competition
5:00 - 5:30p.m. at the Library Atrium
Spanish classes at IU East will create altars for Day of the Dead. Members of the campus will be invited to contribute photos of loved ones as well. The classes will present their altars and speak about Day of the Dead via the Hispanicampus gallery project. The campus will vote for their favorite altar.
Oct 7 Lisa Ballantine: "Putting your drop in the bucket":  You can make a difference
4:00p.m. in 124 Tom Raper Hall, IU East
The IU East Diversity Commission is providing funding to bring Lisa Ballantine to campus. She is a water activist in Latin America, CEO of FilterPure, and is featured in the last several chapters of Doc Hendley’s Wine to Water. She will speak to classes and hold a presentation. The presentation may be viewed in real time at https://connect.iu.edu/onebook/
Oct 11 HYPE: "For the Love of Grapes"
7:00 - 10:00p.m. at the 4th Floor Blues Club
Tickets are $20 in advance and $25 at the door. A percentage of proceeds will be donated to Wine to Water.
Oct 15 Duncan Tonatiuh: Workshop & Lecture
12:30 - 2:00p.m. in the IU East Community Room
Award winning children’s books by Duncan Tonatiuh, Pancho Rabbit and the Coyote and Diego Rivera, will be featured along with a visit from the author on October 14th and 15th. In his workshops and discussions, the author will communicate the importance of providing students, teachers, and families with children’s books that include expressive illustrations to help present significant themes that have influenced and affected Latinos in the United States. The presentation may be viewed in real time at https://connect.iu.edu/onebook/
Oct 15 Hunger Banquet - sponsored by SGA
12:00p.m. in the IU East Community Room
Where will you sit? The place where you sit, and the meal that you eat, will be determined by the luck of the draw. Not everyone who participates will leave with a full stomach, but all will gain a deeper understanding of how issues of poverty, hunger and injustice affect all of us. Reservations are required. Those interested may contact Campus Life at 765-973-8240.
Oct 18 Coffee Break
10:00 - 10:30a.m. at the IU East Library
Neil Sabine & Dianne Moneypenny – Water & Classroom Connections
Join colleagues and community members for a discussion about water-related experiences and issues. All discussion leaders have a personal story to tell about their connection with the topic—service trips, jobs, research, etc. They will tell their story and then answer questions and facilitate discussion. Join us for an interesting discussion and free coffee and scones!)
Oct 19 Richmond Symphony Orchestra, “Where Can the Orchestra Take You?”
7:30 p.m. at the Civic Hall
Richmond Symphony Orchestra
Oct 26 National Make a Difference Day Website
Nov 7 Read to Lead: Wine to Water
11:30 - 1:00p.m. in the Community Room
Cal Simpson will be the Discussion Facilitator. A sack lunch is provided. There is no cost to the participant.
Nov 8 Coffee Break
10:00 - 10:30a.m. at the IU East Library
Angie Schultz – Water Abroad
Join colleagues and community members for a discussion about water-related experiences and issues. All discussion leaders have a personal story to tell about their connection with the topic—service trips, jobs, research, etc. They will tell their story and then answer questions and facilitate discussion. Join us for an interesting discussion and free coffee and scones!)
Nov 11 HYPE: "The Buried Life"
7p.m. at the Civic Hall
$10 in advance; $15 at the door.
Nov 13 Doc Hendley Lecture
6:00 p.m. in the IU East Vivian Auditorium
Promotional Flyer

Community Action

In the video at the top of the webpage, Doc Hendley states: "You have these dreams, these ideas, these passions. All the things that make you afraid, that make you want to put on the brakes and say 'whoa, whoa, whoa, whoa...' If we were to do the opposite and step on the gas and go, I think we'd surprise ourselves with what we’d be able to pull through."

Below are stories from our community about people and organizations that decided to “step on the gas and go” and have made a difference. If you have similar stories that you would like to share, please email onebook@iue.edu

HYPE Richmond (Helping Young Professionals Engage)

HYPE Richmond is a volunteer-driven organization to connect and mobilize young professionals to make the Richmond area an even greater place to live, work, and play. As the voice for young professionals in the community, HYPE Richmond promotes social, professional development, and leadership opportunities.

HYPE Events and Programs

Annual "For the Love of Grapes" Wine Festival every fall. This year October 11 Monthly networking meet-ups for young professionals on the 3rd Thursday.

HYPE Information
HYPER Logo

Sprout of Control: Community Garden Project

Jessica Clark and Bethany Norwalt met at the Townsend Food Project in the summer of 2012. They discussed the local food movement, community gardens, and how to get more involved.

The BOOST (Building On Our Strengths Together) event that occurred in January 2012 and was organized by the Positive Place Initiative was the spark that ignited them to begin "Sprout of Control – Community Gardening Project".

"The speaker, Jim Walker of Big Car, stated to the crowd, 'There will never be a right time to start a project. Your ducks will never be in a row,' and he instructed the crowd to 'just do it' and to go for 'quick wins.' " - Bethany Norwalt
"We were touching base with both of our networks, gathering information and possible resources when Jane Holman, Executive Director of Waynet.org, told me about a community garden at Sylvan Nook Church that was started by Susan Isaacs. It was obvious that collaborating and pulling together our resources would contribute to the success of the project." -Jessica Clark
"The gardens were created in order to provide everyone access to the resources needed to grow healthy food and to help build a sense of community in our neighborhoods." -Susan Isaacs

Clark, Norwalt, and Isaacs collaborated, developed a partnership, and officially started "Sprout of Control - Community Gardening Project", which has sites at Sylvan Nook Church, in the Depot District, and at The Townsend Community Center. They are also sponsoring several smaller gardens throughout town including: Noah's Ark Preschool, River Rats (McBride Stadium), and The Hope House.

Sprout of Control Information
Sprout of Control Logo

Wayne County Minority Health Coalition

The Wayne County Minority Health Coalition enhances quality of life through education, advocacy, and quality health care services, particularly for racial/ethnic minorities.

Wayne County Minority Health Coalition won a grant to encourage African-American men to learn about the importance of prostate health and making informed decisions. They took advantage of the opportunity to get the word out to possible constituents during the "Chew on This" Community Conversation organized by the Positive Place Initiative at Mt. Olive Baptist Church in February 2013. The free screenings have been extremely well attended.

Wayne County Minority Health Coalition Information
Wayne County Minority Health Coalition Logo

Amigos

Amigos understands the value of careful listening and communication in order to respond to the needs and opportunities that arise. Attending the community BOOST event in January and listening to community partners was a good reminder of this. Amigos considered community needs as they selected the speaker for Hispanic Heritage Month that runs from September 15th through October 15th, 2013.

Award winning children’s books by Duncan Tonatiuh, Pancho Rabbit and the Coyote and Diego Rivera, will be featured along with a visit from the author on October 14th and 15th. In his workshops and discussions, the author will communicate the importance of providing students, teachers, and families with children’s books that include expressive illustrations to help present significant themes that have influenced and affected Latinos in the United States.

Amigos Logo

IU East Student Government Association

The Student Government Association (SGA) of Indiana University East serves to promote student interests, needs and welfare by working with the administration, and creating student leaders. Student representatives from each school at IU East are on the Student Government Association, and the students work together to create positive change on campus.

Featured SGA events focused on community action:

  • IU East's SGA sponsors an annual blood drive, which occurs each spring.
  • IU East’s SGA contributes to IU East's new food pantry, by collecting donations at home games.
  • IU East’s SGA is an active participant in the One Book, Many Voices Project, fostering student involvement.
IU East SGA Information
IU East's SGA Logo

Second Helpings

This summer the seed for a non-profit called "Second Helpings: Summer Fun Cookouts for Kids," has been planted. The program is intended to address the food needs of 1200 children in Richmond from four different schools who are on free or reduced lunches.

At these four schools, where 85% of the kids are on free and reduced lunches, teachers found that many children were losing their concentration at the end of each month. They also noted that kids were hoarding food from their lunches and not eating that week.

When one teacher asked a student why he was collecting ketchup packets, he replied that he "wouldn't have food at home that weekend." Because, at the end of the month, most families on assistance or in a lower income group, see their resources depleted. So these kids are basically starving at least once a month.

An organization was formed called "Backpack Blessings" to address this issue during the school year. At the end of each month prior to the weekend, all the kids in the four schools are given a backpack with food that is enough for them to eat for two days. (some kids receive these every week due to their dire situations at home).

When I heard about this I asked "what happens in the summer?" Summer is an especially crucial time for kids as they tend to grow more and need nourishment. And that is how the vision of "Second Helpings" was developed.

Contact Information: Karole Passmore at 765-969-0842

Second Helpings
Second Helpings Logo