Help Flux Keep Connecting Conversations Going!

Connecting Conversations unites diverse people to take action for positive community change, opening dialogues about revitalizing west Louisville neighborhoods.

A fundraising campaign for 1619 Flux: Art + Activism

ABOUT 1619 FLUX

1619 Flux: Art + Activism is a creative space where art intersects with empowering dialogue toward the aim of inspiring hopeful community change. Located in a gallery-styled facility in Louisville’s Portland neighborhood, 1619 Flux leverages the power of artistic expression to unite diverse residents and artists across the city and engage issues impacting our most disadvantaged communities. Focusing on the assets and opportunities in these communities, 1619 Flux provides a platform that elevates the promise in our differences and encourages healthy collaboration toward sustained neighborhood revitalization.

 

ABOUT CONNECTING CONVERSATIONS

To realize our mission, 1619 Flux began a barrier-breaking dialogue series called “Connecting Conversations”. This series began in May of 2017, and grew as an informative and powerfully unique networking initiative dedicated to uniting diverse people from across the city in a forum that can inform and ultimately inspire positive community change. Since inception, the “Connecting Conversation” series has evolved into an acclaimed forum for critical dialogue about revitalizing urban Louisville neighborhoods. The conversations take place on a monthly basis if not more, allowing 1619 Flux to host 17 of these events over the past year.

By creating a welcoming forum for networking and engaging discussion, the Connecting Conversations platform allows for exploration of powerful and pressing topics such as: 

The History of Neighborhoods & Race Relations, Volunteering for Impact, Making Strong City-Wide Connections, and so much more. 

To encourage more people to engage the power of communication, we also created a special 3-part “Connecting Conversations” series where some of our regular attendees can speak as guest presenters on the topic of their choice. This special series was a great success as well, and shows the value and importance of making sure that everyone has a space to be heard!

 

WE NEED YOUR HELP TO KEEP THE CONVERSATIONS GOING!

1619 Flux is a non-profit organization that relies on funding from donors and sponsors to support our community-centered programming. If you believe in our mission and enjoy taking part in our “Connecting Conversations”, we ask that you join us by contributing to ensure that we can continue these powerful events for the remainder of 2018. By donating $5, $10, $25 or more, and sharing this fundraising campaign with others who may support our cause, you can help keep these important dialogues open and free for everyone! Join in the effort to bridge divides and spur sustainable revitalization in Louisville neighborhoods! Make your donation today!

 

 


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About the Organization

1619 Flux: Art + Activism

1619 Flux: Art + Activism is a creative space where art intersects with empowering dialogue toward the aim of inspiring hopeful community change. Seeing a city hindered by segregation, Kara Nichols founded 1619 Flux in early 2016. Located in a gallery-styled facility in Louisville’s Portland neighborhood, 1619 Flux leverages the power of artistic expression to unite diverse residents and artists across the city to engage issues impacting our most disadvantaged communities. Focusing on the assets and opportunities in these communities, 1619 Flux provides a platform elevating the promise in our differences and encouraging healthy collaboration toward sustained neighborhood revitalization.

The vision to create 1619 Flux was fostered by Nichols’ previous residence in Chicago and her travels, particularly to Louisville’s sister city, New Orleans. Both cities suffer from racism and other structural divisions as Louisville does. Committed to supporting the spirit of inclusion and accessibility in her hometown, Nichols formed 1619 Flux. Housed in a former warehouse in Louisville’s west...

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