Judy O'Bannon's Foreign Exchange, Turkey: Bridge Under Construction
Turkey is a country that straddles two continents. Its culture reflects that duality. Judy O'Bannon traveled with a group of Hoosiers at the invitation of the Indianapolis-based Holy Dove Foundation this summer, as a way of building bridges of understanding between our country and the Islamic world of Turkey.
Regarding the program's unusual title, Judy noted that bridges emerged as a memorable image from her journey. A bridge in Bosphorous connects the continents of Asia and Europe – and bridges connect the two sides of Istanbul. A bridge of sorts has been created between Indiana and Turkey as a result of this journey – made possible in very real terms through the Internet. "The world is really shrinking, and we are truly becoming more and more connected," said O'Bannon.
Generous support for this program provided by:
Marcia V. Mayo and the Mayo Charitable Foundation, Washington, D.C., The Owsley Brown Charitable Foundation and The O'Bannon Foundation, a fund of the Indianapolis Foundation