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June/July Issue Front Cover

JUNE IS PRIDE MONTH  46 total views,  3 views today

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June/July Issue Back Cover

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Where to Pick Up the Public i

DOWNTOWN URBANA Beard Culture, Lincoln Square Mall Cafeteria & Co. *Common Ground Food Co-op Community Connection Courier Café Cunningham Township Office *Dancing Dog Eatery and Juicery Dirty Rascal Barber Shop Enchantment Alley Independent Media Center/Post Office Lincoln Square Mall Rick’s … Continue reading

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May Issue Front Cover

The Cost of War  129 total views

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Local Emergency Rally for Reproductive Rights

 Local citizens gather in front of the Urbana Courthouse on May 3 to protest the likely coming Supreme Court decision overturning Roe v Wade and endangering women’s right to choose.  87 total views

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March Issue Front Cover

WOMEN”S HISTORY MONTH ISSUE  267 total views

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Rally for Ukraine

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Local Community Protests Former Champaign Police Chief’s Teaching Appointment at Parkland College

Former Champaign Police Chief Robert T. Finney was hired in August, 2020 to teach Community Policing as well as Introduction to Criminal Justice at Parkland College. “Unbelievable” is what one African American community member thought on hearing the news; “Shocking,” … Continue reading

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B2P Book Sale

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Shelter Resources for the Homeless

The cold months are upon us, a dire reality for the homeless in our community. Here the Public i offers a short list of emergency shelters in the community. It is not intended to be a comprehensive list of all … Continue reading

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A Conversation with Urbana Poet Laureate Ashanti Files

The Public i recently talked to Urbana Poet Laureate Ashanti Files Please tell our readers a little about yourself. “I am a wife, mother, and registered nurse. I currently work in mental health and addiction services. I enjoy reading, writing … Continue reading

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Back Cover Cartoon

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Remembering: Jenny Barrett

Emma Goldman, anarcho-syndicalist, union organizer and general hellraiser, once affirmed, “If I can’t dance, I don’t want to be part of your revolution.” Though she was arguably a gentler soul than Goldman, these words nevertheless apply well to Jenny Barrett, … Continue reading

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Remembering: Anne Feeney

She carried a business card that read: “Performer, Producer, Hellraiser.” And that is who Anne Feeney was throughout her time as a traveling troubadour on behalf of social justice. Born July 1, 1951 just outside of Pittsburgh into an Irish-American … Continue reading

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Remembering: Claire Szoke

We were very saddened by the passing of our friend and dedicated worker for social justice, Claire Szoke. Claire grew up in Tulsa, Oklahoma, where she graduated from the University of Oklahoma with a major in Spanish and journalism. In … Continue reading

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UCIMC News

The C-U Independent Media Center, in collaboration with its Public i Working Group, presents a panel on “Grassroots Journalism in Our Community: Past, Present and Future,” with Belden Fields and Janice Jayes, Public i Editorial Collective; Phalonna Stewart, Public i … Continue reading

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FRIDAY FORUM – Spring 2021

The Digital Mis(shaping) of the World In the midst of an unprecedented pandemic, many of us are using technology more than ever before. The world of technology opens many doors for global connection, but does it also come with consequences? … Continue reading

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Public i Job Announcement

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Cover Collage for Summer 2020 issue

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World Labor Hour Farewell 

The airshifters at WRFU 104.5 FM are sad to announce that the end of one of our most beloved programs, the World Labor Hour, is drawing near. Hosted by David Johnson, Bill Gorrell, and Gus Wood, the World Labor Hour … Continue reading

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