Tuesday June 5, 2018

KKMI Breakfast

Ball State University, 7:30am

*Tickets required ** KKMI partner event

Prior to his arrival in Indianapolis on April 4, 1968, Senator Robert Kennedy made a campaign stop at Ball State. This breakfast of local legislators, Mayor, IN Black Legislative Caucus members, and local faith leaders will remember Robert Kennedy 50 years after his assassination, along with recognizing the impact of his legacy on today’s social justice leaders.

Wednesday, June 6, 2018  

Community Gathering: The Legacy of Robert F. Kennedy

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Park – King Park Center Patio, 6pm

*Open to the public **KKMI event

The community will come together to remember Robert F. Kennedy, recognizing the impact of his legacy, and bringing the community together to look toward the future, to live the values of justice and equity. Some words from the Mayor and other speakers, as well as the unveiling of a community art project, representing the Park’s role in the surrounding neighborhoods.

Tuesday June 12, 2018

Impact 100 Dinner

Ritz Charles, 5pm

*Tickets required

KKMI is a finalist for the Impact 100 High Impact Grant. This dinner includes final presentations from the five finalists, as well as the award announcements.

Wednesday June 13, 2018  

Speak Truth to Power Performance

Indianapolis Central Library at 6pm

*Open to the public **KKMI event

Join us as local leaders perform the powerful play, Speak Truth to Power, a Play by Ariel Dorfman. based on the Book by Kerry Kennedy. Confirmed performers include Steven Stolen, Linda Broadfoot, Michelle Haddix, David Shaheed, Millicent Wright, and Maggie Lewis. 

Friday June 15, 2018

Indianapolis Chamber Orchestra in the Park

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Park at 7pm

*Open to public  **KKMI partner event

Enjoy the Indianapolis Chamber Orchestra in beautiful Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Park. Make sure you take a look at the newly installed artwork and other renovations Indy Parks has made.

Wednesday June 27, 2018

Indianapolis Public Library Adult Reads

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Park – King Park Center at 6pm

*Open to public **KKMI partner event

Join the discussion of John Lewis’ moving book, March, at this adult reading event through the Indianapolis Public Library. Read about history through the eyes of a man who was present at this historic site on April 4, 1968.

Annual April 4th Commemoration

On this day each year a large and soulful gathering takes place. There are comments, performances and shared moments of reflection. The event is always free and open to all.

Click here to see photos from the April 2017 Commemoration.

Dream Keeper’s Camp

One of KKMI’s Signature Programs is the Dream Keepers Camp. The Dream Keepers Camp was created to not only serve as a viable Spring Break option for students within the Greater Indianapolis community, but to provide an educational, capacity-building curriculum on inclusion and peace for Indianapolis youth.  

Beginning in 2008, a partnership between KKMI, Forest Manor Multi Service Center and NCAA created a camp for IPS students which provides historical teaching on the lives and principles of Martin Luther King Jr. and Robert F. Kennedy, while providing lessons on how to live lives of compassion, justice, and understanding of all people. The Dream Keepers Camp provides a specialized itinerary of programs and activities for youth ages 10-15. The focus of the week’s study is to promote civic responsibility and peacemaking skills for the young students who participate.

KKMI is shifting and expanding the direction of the Dream Keeper’s Camp through a reassessment which will provide opportunity to make the program available to a broader range of students and to develop a more directed itinerary of programs and activities.

  • To ensure every student feels empowered for their dreams to become a reality, KKMI will provide a series of week-long camps designated in teaching the following principles of:
  • How to become a Peacemaker: Tackling Today’s Community Confrontations
  • Embracing a Community of Servant Leadership: Teaching Civic Responsibility
  • Chaos or Community: Advocating for Change
  • Bridging the Gap: Strategic Ways Eliminating Division and Injustice
  • Ceasefire: Crucial Conversations about Conflict and the Need for Peace

The redesign of the existing program will allow youth to enjoy an interactive learning while discussing the problems of today; in order to empower them to lead like RFK & MLK for tomorrow. The ultimate goal is to ensure students are filling a knowledge gap to eliminate areas of marginalization currently going on in throughout the Indianapolis community.