Monthly Archives: August 2013

Saying Goodbye to Marianne Ferber

The Champaign-Urbana community lost a pioneering “second-wave” feminist scholar and social justice advocate with the passing of Marianne Ferber at her Clark-Lindsey home on May 11, 2013 at 90 years of age. Marianne’s rich life history began in 1923 when … Continue reading

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CU Immigration Forum Steps Up Push for Comprehensive Immigration Reform

(Compiled from material provided by CU Immigration Forum) Champaign-Urbana activists and other supporters of immigrants and a diverse and stable community have been working on a number of new initiatives to pressure legislators to make immigration reform a reality. During … Continue reading

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What is a nüz/böx?

What is a nüz/böx? First, it’s spelled with an X, a Z, two ümlaüts and a slash/. Even the name calls your attention. The pronunciation of nüz/böx is intentionally ambiguous. How do you pronounce it? Pronunciation, like many aspects of … Continue reading

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Juneteenth Bike Ride

Community members organized a bike ride throughout Champaign-Urbana for Juneteenth. The ride helped publicize the opening of the Lifecykle Bike Klub, a partner of the Bike Project which also has shops at the Independent Media Center and on the University … Continue reading

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Summer Classes at Common Ground’s Flatlander Classroom

Visit Urban Bees! Led by Maggie Wachter $10 owners/$15 non-owners Saturday, July 27th, 1-3pm Min 4/Max 12 Local beekeeper Maggie Wachter will take you on a thrilling journey in her teaching apiary located just a few blocks from the Common … Continue reading

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