It’s officially fall! The leaves are changing, the weather is getting cool and students are on break. Fall is typically one of our busiest times here at School on Wheels (though I can’t really think of a time when we’re not busy), and this October is no exception! We have lots of great events going on this month – be sure to check them out below. We’d love your support!

vote1. Wednesday, October 19: Chalk the Vote Education Panel

Election Day is just around on the corner on Tuesday, November 8. We’ve heard both local and national candidates talk about a lot of issues this year, but there are issues such as education, poverty and homelessness we want to better understand. If you’ve ever wanted to learn more about the educational issues that affect children in our community, now’s your chance!

Join us for our 3rd annual Education Panel, Chalk the Vote: How Your Vote Impacts Education on Wednesday, October 19 at Clowes Memorial Hall, Butler University. Panelists with diverse expertise will shed light on the educational policies that will be impacted by both local and national elections, and in turn, how those policies impact our city’s most vulnerable youth — those experiencing homelessness or living in poverty. Our community outreach and advocacy group, SPOKES, is presenting this free education panel event, in partnership with Butler University and Clowes Memorial Hall. Learn more about our panelists and RSVP today.

heartland 20162. October 20-30: Heartland Film Festival

Heartland Film Festival, Indiana’s largest and longest-running film festival, will celebrate its 25th anniversary October 20-30 with an 11-day celebration that will feature more than 130 independent films, 120 visiting filmmakers and 250 film screenings. School on Wheels is very excited to be partnering with Heartland’s $2Back campaign for the fourth year in a row. When you purchase tickets to any Heartland film, use the code INDYSOW16 and we get $2 back to support our mission. Check out the full line-up today!

3. Sunday, October 30: Night Watch Meet-up

Join School on Wheels at Heartland Film Festival for a screening of the documentary film Night School on Sunday, October 30. Night School follows adult learners Greg, Melissa and Shynika, students at the Excel Center, an Indianapolis public charter school run by Goodwill Industries that provides adults with the opportunity to earn a high school diploma, as they navigate the challenges of daily life and pursue their diplomas.

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We will be meeting in the lobby of AMC Castleton Square 14 at 3:00pm to go in together to get seats – the film starts at 3:15pm. Tickets are $9 and may be purchased online at Heartland Film Festival’s website. Don’t forget to enter the promo code INDYSOW16 at checkout so we receive $2 back! Learn more about the meet-up and RSVP here.

Note: Heartland does not give ratings, but they do note that the film contains strong language, some drug/alcohol use and some violent content.

While October may seem like a busy month, we have even more coming up in November! Make sure to sign up for our monthly newsletter, Chalk Talk, to get all of the details!