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Cover Image for May/June Issue

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Support the Eastern Illinois Foodbank

With so many unemployed, the demands on our local food bank are greater than ever. The Editorial Collective of the Public i urges you to help those in need by donating to the Eastern Illinois Foodbank, 2405 N. Shore Dr., … Continue reading

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Cover Image for March/April Issue

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The Labor Problem

by Eugene V. Debs – unsigned editorial in Locomotive Firemen’s Monthly Magazine, vol. 3, no. 5 (May 1879), p. 146. Whatever politicians may say to the contrary, however much they may attempt to lead the masses away from the truth, … Continue reading

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Artist Spotlight on Charlotte Prieu

Tell me a little about yourself and your past creative work. I am a French native and a PhD student in French Linguistics at the University of Illinois. I am very passionate about social justice, especially regarding anti-racism and intersectional … Continue reading

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Police Gun Violence: An Epidemic in America

By Salma El-Naggar Salma El-Naggar is a sophomore at Uni High and a member of the student organization team for the local walkout and other social justice even In the light of the recent Florida school shooting, gun violence has … Continue reading

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Student Coalition Protests Gun Violence

By Annemily Hoganson, Anya Kaplan-Hartnett, Victoria Kindratenko and Emma Lowenstein.   Left to right: Annemily Hoganson is a junior at Uni High and an organizer of the CU-March For Our Lives. Anya Kaplan-Hartnett is a sophomore at Uni. Victoria Kindratenko … Continue reading

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IMC Co-founder Danielle Chynoweth Wins McKinley Social Justice Award!

By Public i editors Danielle Chynoweth, IMC co-founder and current Cunningham Township Supervisor, won a 2018 Social Justice Award from the McKinley Foundation. She donated the $500 award to the Public i. We extend our deepest gratitude to Danielle for supporting … Continue reading

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The Sad Closing of Milo’s Restaurant

The social life in Urbana is not going be the same without Milo’s. It was much more than a restaurant. It was a gem of a social institution, a place where one could go, whether alone, as a couple, or … Continue reading

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RED HERRING VEGETARIAN RESTAURANT CELEBRATES ITS 50TH ANNIVERSARY

The Red Herring Vegetarian Restaurant, a project of the Channing Murray Foundation, is celebrating its 50th Anniversary with a Golden Birthday Party on Feb. 17th.  The event will include live music, local food, storytellers, a memorabilia exhibit (LPs, poetry books, … Continue reading

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Oct. 21: Books To Prisoners Book Sale

Books To Prisoners Fall Book Sale October 21, 2017 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Independent Media Center 202 S. Broadway All proceeds go to provide free, donated books to incarcerated people in Illinois. Follow on Facebook. IMC book sale flyer … Continue reading

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Parkland College Social Justice Club Response to Viral Video of Police Arrest

Below is a statement from the Social Justice Club at Parkland College. On Wednesday, September 20, they held a rally to demand accountability from the Parkland administration. On September 7, 2017, a Parkland College student, Oluwatobi Mordi, also known as … Continue reading

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 Interview with Bryton Mellott, Flag-Burner  

Last year, on July 4, 2016, Bryton Mellot was arrested by Urbana police for burning a US flag and posting the photos on Facebook. The protest was in response to the mass shooting in June at the Pulse nightclub in … Continue reading

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GEO Rally for Fair Contract

On Wednesday, Oct. 4, the Graduate Employees’ Organization held a rally for a fair contract. The union had been without a contract for 50 days.  

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Illinois Sets Precedent With Bill To Protect Prison Visitation

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE August 23, 2017 FOR MORE INFORMATION: Brian Dolinar, Program Director, Independent Media Center 217-621-5827, briandolinar@ucimc.org Michelle Jett, State Rep. Carol Ammons 217-531-1660, michelle@staterepcarolammons.com Urbana, IL – In-person contact visits are now legally guaranteed in Illinois prisons, setting … Continue reading

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Rodney Davis: Can’t Blame Trump for Charlottesville

In the August 15th Issue of the News-Gazette, our congressional representative Rodney Davis is quoted as saying: “What happened in Charlottesville is no more President Trump’s fault than what happened to me two months ago when a Bernie Sanders supporter … Continue reading

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Food Not Bombs offering free vegetarian meals every Saturday at West Side Park

Food Not Bombs is an autonomous community organization that seeks to curb food waste and address food insecurity locally, is serving a free, freshly-cooked vegetarian meal in West Side Park, every Saturday at 6 p.m. All are welcome. If you’d like … Continue reading

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Politically Correct

By Molly M. McLay “He tells it like it is,” you say, singing his praises “I don’t have to be politically correct anymore”– these are words out of a politician’s mouth; If you’re a politician and you’re not correct on … Continue reading

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Upcoming Open Scene Workshops!

Open Scene is the IMC’s youth media project funded by a $50,000 NEA grant to re-imagine downtown Urbana and the IMC. The following are workshops with artists. The public can attend events for free! For details go to Open Scene … Continue reading

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Resist Art Show

Resist Art Show Saturday, March 4, 2-7 p.m. Independent Media Center, 202 S. Broadway, old Urbana post office Resist/Resistance:the refusal to accept or comply with something; the attempt to prevent something by action or argument. Throughout turbulent times in history, … Continue reading

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