Monthly Archives: October 2014

Nov. 13: Speak Cafe

SPEAK CAFE’ (OPEN MIC/POETRY SET) Thursday, Nov. 13, 7-9 p.m. Theme: “Art Changes the Season” Krannert Art Museum (500 E. Peabody)

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New MRAP Soon To Be Rolling Down The Streets Of C-U

Earlier this summer, the News-Gazette ran a story that Sheriff Dan Walsh had acquired a Mine-Resistant Armor-Protected (MRAP) vehicle. Titled “Something Big Just Arrived,” the article touted the benefits of the new truck. Yet in the wake of Ferguson, a … Continue reading

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Chuco’s Justice Center in Los Angeles: Home of “College Prep, Not Prison Prep”

In August I travelled to California as part of my research into the use of electronic monitoring in the criminal justice system. My first stop was a converted factory along the border between South Central Los Angeles and Inglewood, Chuco’s … Continue reading

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New Sustainers to The Public i!

The Public i is happy to announce two new sustaining members, The Art Theater Co-op and Smile Politely. The Art Theater Co-op is a century-old treasure in downtown Champaign (126 W. Church St.) that screens independent and international films in … Continue reading

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The Rosenwald Schools

This May I took a trip to Savannah, Georgia, and to the southern coast of South Carolina. In Savannah, I took a “Freedom Tour” that included visits to the oldest Black church, the black cemetery that contains a whip-scarred “whipping … Continue reading

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“My Work in the Light of Herbert and Marianne Brün”

The Herbert Brün Society & the School for Designing a Society are excited to offer their new joint venture beginning this Fall. National, international and local artists/activists–former students of Herbert or Marianne Brün–will be offering 8 interactive presentations/workshops to talk … Continue reading

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