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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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