Monthly Archives: November 2009

Discovering my Community

I have lived in Urbana since I was six years old. However, I never understood the homeless situation in Urbana-Champaign. My journey began with my decision to spend this past summer volunteering locally in my hometown. Although I had done … Continue reading

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Introductory Statement

This semester, I conducted a course, Fine and Applied Arts 391: Making Change Through Homelessness Research (FAA 391), to upper-level undergraduate students. Over the course of the semester, students had the opportunity to engage a number of different social change … Continue reading

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Striving for Social Change

In need of completing a senior workshop before graduation in May, I was drawn to a class titled Action Research Seminar (FAA 391), taught by Abbilyn Harmon. The fact that the course title contained both action and research left me … Continue reading

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GEO Wins!!

On Monday, November 16th my union – the Graduate Employees’ Organization (GEO), IFT/AFT local 6300, AFL-CIO, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign – began an open-ended strike over the University administration’s refusal to sufficiently protect graduate tuition waivers. Over 1,000 union … Continue reading

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Celebrate 10 Years of Indymedia at UCIMC

This year marks the 10th anniversary of the Indymedia movement and the founding of the UCIMC. On December 5th, we will be celebrating 10 years of the Indymedia movement and kicking off the 10th year of the UCIMC’s existence. Come … Continue reading

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Cranksgiving Tops Last Year

Last Saturday, the second annual Chambana Cranksgiving collected 888 pounds of food for Eastern Illinois Food Bank. 34 riders (and several others who didn’t participate in the event, but donated food) crisscrossed Champaign and Urbana, visiting local grocery stores and … Continue reading

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