Category: Wide Angle Films and Talks

From ‘Sundown Town’ to ‘Resolution’

In March 2015, the Common Council of the City of Goshen unanimously resolved to acknowledge the City’s history as a “sundown town.” In advocating for the resolution, Dan Shenk documented the history of sundown towns in Goshen and beyond in a PowerPoint presentation titled “Goshen, Indiana: From ‘Sundown Town’ in 20th Century to ‘Resolution’ in 21st Century.” The Community Resilience Guild invited Dan to present and record this presentation as part of the Wide Angle Films and Talks series. The presentation was followed by a conversation principally with Lee Roy Berry Jr., a local attorney and former political science professor who helped champion the passage of the resolution.

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The Economy of Trust

Maple City Health Care Center is not just a medical center; it’s a peace and justice organization, engaged in community development, whose entry point to the neighborhoods it serves is through health care. Many of the relationships and transactions involved are built on an “economy of trust”, the focus of this conversation with Dr. James Nelson Gingerich.

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A Community of Art

A common passion for art connects our community. Artisans, artists, and their supporters are helping grow Goshen’s identity as a vibrant center of creative enterprise.

The recent creation of the Mayor’s Arts Council, led by Amy Worsham seeks to support emerging networks and help new artists get established.

Dick Lehman is a master potter who has supported many apprentices and interns, contributing to a deep web of relationships and an artistic legacy appreciated around the globe.

The Community Resilience Guild invited these leaders to explore the intersections between Goshen’s past and present relationships to the arts, and the challenges and opportunities before us.

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Deep Dive

On June 14, 2018, the Community Resilience Guild hosted a screening of Deep Dive: A Midwestern Legacy in the Florida Keys. Made by Goshen College students, the film tells the story of Goshen’s Marine Biology Program as well has the unique relationship between Goshen College and the town of Layton, Florida. After the screening, Resilience Guild Fellow David Leaman-Miller hosted a panel discussion with filmmakers and faculty.

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