The Convo featuring Darryl Lockett

The Convo provides opportunities to learn more about community leaders, organizations, issues and opportunities in our city.

In this conversation you will meet Darryl Lockett, Executive Director of the Kennedy King Memorial Initiative. Lockett, an Indy native who has worked in politics and philanthropy, came back home after nearly 20 years to lead KKMI. A quote that informs his perspective on the work of impacting our collective community is a fitting one from late Senator Robert Kennedy; “The future will be shaped in the arena of human activity, by those willing to commit their minds and their bodies to the task.”

Resources mentioned in The Convo:

Landmark for Peace Memorial

Day of Solidarity

The Convo featuring Emily Masengale

It’s always time to do what is right.” – Emily Masengale

The Convo provides opportunities to learn more about community leaders, organizations, issues and opportunities in our city.

In this conversation you will meet Emily Masengale, Assistant Executive Director of Christel House Schools and graduate of SKL Class XXXIX. Emily talks to us about navigating in-person learning for a diverse school community during the age of COVID19 as well as Christel House’s involvement in addressing a decades long school mascot controversy and its impact on local Indigenous communities.

Resources mentioned in The Convo:

Christel House Schools

The Convo featuring Amy Green

“The best advice I give myself every morning is just to ask questions… be a student,” Amy Green.

The Convo provides opportunities to learn more about community leaders, organizations, issues and opportunities in our city.

In this conversation you will meet Amy Green, Senior Director of Global Recruiting and Staffing at Eli Lilly and Company. Lilly, along with other corporate entities as well as non-profits, have partnered to create Indyfluence, an immersive internship experience. Indyfluence is designed to combat Indiana’s brain drain of talent leaving the state post-graduation. Amy talks to us about how those involved have created a sense of community for interns in the age of social distancing and offers suggestions to leaders on how they can be involved in this work.

Resources Mentioned in the Convo:

Indyfluence

The Convo featuring Dr. Terri Jett

“My main lesson has been to be still… I have think about what is happening and not readily jump into something thinking I have the solution,” Dr. Terri Jett

The Leadership Indianapolis series The Convo provides opportunities to learn more about community leaders, organizations, issues and opportunities in our city.

In this conversation you will meet Dr. Terri Jett, Professor of Political Science and Peace and Conflict Studies Department and Special Assistant to the Provost for Diversity and Inclusivity at Butler University. Dr. Jett, who recently became the first Black woman named full professor at Butler, talks to us about the role of academia in navigating times of social distress and the responsibility of anchor institutions, like universities, to the larger communities in which they exist.

Resources mentioned in The Convo:

Butler University

Books and Breakfast