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“Run, Hide, Fight” Exhibit at IMC Gallery

A new exhibit by U of I art professor Guen Montgomery titled, “Run, Hide, Fight,” will be opening October 15, 6-8pm, and up throughout the month of October.

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Taking Applications for “Open Scene,” IMC’s Youth Media Project

The Urbana-Champaign Independent Media Center (UCIMC) and the City of Urbana are happy to launch Open Scene, a project to reimagine downtown Urbana through arts-based dialogues led by youth. Open Scene will be anchored at the UCIMC, a media and … Continue reading

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CU Stands With Standing Rock Fundraiser

November 12, 1-10 p.m. at the Independent Media Center This Standing Rock fundraising event will consist of a mix of live music from local bands, interspersed with presentations from Native American speakers about the current situation with DAPL, Native American culture, … Continue reading

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Oct. 22: Books to Prisoners Book Sale

Books to Prisoners will hold a book sale on Oct. 22, 2016, 10am-5pm at the Independent Media Center. Proceeds help provide postage to send more books to people incarcerated. b2p_oct-22-book-sale

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Statement on the Upcoming Ballot Referendum on “Public Facilities”

Statement delivered by Build Programs, Not Jails before the County Board on August 18, 2016.  Last week [on Tuesday, August 9, 2016] the County Board’s Committee of the Whole voted in favor of placing a referendum on the November ballot … Continue reading

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Oct. 8 FOIA Fest

A workshop on how to file Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests will be hosted by State Representative Carol Ammons. Come learn how to file a FOIA for public documents. Let the sun shine in! Saturday, October 8, 6-9pm at … Continue reading

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Bryton Mellott’s Flagburning Facebook Posts

On July 4, Independence Day, Bryton Mellott was arrested for posting photos on Facebook of his burning of a US flag. The story was picked up by Forbes, NPR, ABC news, CNN, and other national outlets, and went viral on … Continue reading

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May Day Rally on Quad

“This is what solidarity looks like.” May Day rally on the U of I Quad.

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Black Lives Matter C-U Summer Activities

Social justice collective, Black Lives Matter, the Champaign-Urbana chapter, has been gaining further traction within their outreach. From demonstrations and panel meetings, to youth involvement and local radio shows, Black Lives Matter’s efforts continue to make striving progress throughout the … Continue reading

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Incarceration figures

Some figures compiled in the Coalition for Prisoners’ Rights Newsletter (April 2016). Reprinted with Permission. I. Number Incarcerated in U.S., 2014 1.5 million people at an annual per person cost of $80 billion–approximately $51,250 each. (A “free world” minimum wage of $15/hr … Continue reading

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