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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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Malcolm X on The Media

Jason Patterson Malcolm X Interviewed at Intermediate School 201, Harlem, 1964   Fixed soft pastel on raw canvas, under self leveling clear gel 2016 jasonpattersonart.com    

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Testimonies of Immigrants Who Have Traveled to CU

These testimonies were provided by the C-U Immigration Forum, a local organization made up of immigrants, students, clergy, service providers, labor union representatives, residents and community organizations that are concerned with the plight of immigrants in Champaign County. Jesus It … Continue reading

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IMC announcements

Fun With FOIAs! Workshop with Brian Dolinar & Sarah Lazare Saturday, January 28, 7-10pm at IMC This workshop will give members of the CU community access to the tools for filing their own public records requests under the Freedom of … Continue reading

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Nov. 7/14 Zine Workshops at Urbana Free Library

UFL/IMC Gallery/Urbana Arts Council Zine workshops The theme will be “Telling Our Stories” and it will be held in the glass reading room adjacent to the coffee shop in the Urbana Free Library which will be a co-sponsor for this … Continue reading

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