Category Archives: UC-IMC

UCIMC Receives 3 Arts Grants

The UC-IMC thanks the City of Urbana Public Arts Commission for the recent award of three grants that will support the following projects: Poetry for the People is a project of the Public i in collaboration with the Urbana Free … Continue reading

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Upcoming Cultural Events at UC-IMC

JAN. 22ND—IMC SHOWS PRESENTS: BEAT KITCHEN @ UC-IMC, Saturday, Jan. 22nd, Start Time: 9:00PM Adm. $5 Beat Kitchen is Champaign-Urbana’s premiere funk/soul/reggae band, known for it’s intriguing repertoire of classics that, in the words of front man Brandon T. Washington, … Continue reading

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Announcing the IMC Computer Help Desk

The Urbana-Champaign community has had a deficit of realistic personal computer support options since Prairienet faded away. The existing options for computer support in Urbana- Champaign are limited to Best Buy’s Geek Squad, two or three local businesses and UIUC’s … Continue reading

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Celebrate 10 Years of Indymedia at UCIMC

This year marks the 10th anniversary of the Indymedia movement and the founding of the UCIMC. On December 5th, we will be celebrating 10 years of the Indymedia movement and kicking off the 10th year of the UCIMC’s existence. Come … Continue reading

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The Legacy Of The 1999 WTO “Battle Of Seattle” On Champaign-Urbana

During the late summer and early fall of 1999, I saw a multitude of e-mails and postings on the relatively new internet, from numerous citizens’ organizations and individuals, indicating their plans to go to Seattle in November to protest the … Continue reading

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Americorps Positions at UCIMC

We are excited to announce that the UCIMC is hiring for 8 full-time AmeriCorps volunteers starting this fall! We are accepting applications for: News Media (including the Public i and WRFU) Coordinator, Building Management, Books to Prisoners Volunteer Coordinator, The … Continue reading

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UCIMC at Americian Library Association Conference

The UCIMC will host a table at the 17th annual Alternative Media Reception, Monday July 13th from 7–10PM at Experimental Station, 6100 S. Blackstone Ave., Chicago. Sponsored by the Alternative Media Task Force of the Social Responsibilities Round Table (SRRT) … Continue reading

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Two Award Winning Performers Offer Workshops at UC-IMC

A RARE OPPORTUNITY FOR LOCAL guitarists and songwriters to learn from two award winning performers is offered on Saturday May 9th from 2PM to 4PM at the Urbana Champaign Independent Media Center. The fee for the workshops is $35. Contact … Continue reading

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IMC Fest and Boneyard Arts Festival at the IMC

IMC Fest is a three-day event taking place the same weekend as the Boneyard Arts Festival. April 18th at 12PM: “We Who Believe in Freedom Cannot Rest: cross generational voices on building social justice movements.” A cross-generational roundtable discussion on … Continue reading

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ACLU Defends IMC Reporter/Police Chief Responds

As reported in the June/July issue of the Public I newspaper, I was kicked out of a press conference held by Champaign Police Chief R.T. Finney on June 8, 2007, the day after three of his officers were shot in … Continue reading

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IMC Reporter Kicked Out of Press Conference

There was a press conference called by Champaign Police Chief R.T. Finney on Friday, June 8, 2007 at 1 p.m. This was a chance for Finney to explain to the press, and to the public, what happened the previous night … Continue reading

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Kids Art Space in the UCIMC

On October 21st, 2006 the Independent Media Center is proud to announce the Opening of the Kids Art Space, located in the north-east corner of the sunroom. The KAS features lockers, cubbies spaces, a myriad of art supplies, and a … Continue reading

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Become a Member of the UCIMC

The UCIMC membership is the UCIMC.Although some people are able to volunteer more time than others, every member is equally important when it comes to deciding the direction for Indymedia in Urbana-Champaign. From the beginning, our IMC was founded on … Continue reading

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Capital Campaign Update

The UC-IMC Capital Campaign has raised over $56,000 toward its goal of $100,000 and will wrap up on April 30th of this year. All of our donations have been made by individuals and members of the community who believe the … Continue reading

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Urbana-Champaign IMC Turns 3

  , tbe Independent Media Center celebrated its third anniversary with a party at 218 W. Main St. in Urbana. Over one hundred people attended the party, and a great time was had by all. Eight new members signed … Continue reading

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IMC Fest Raises Over $1,500 for the UC-IMC

,  ’    at the Canopy Club (produced by the IMC’s booking group) was a resounding success. With the help of twelve bands, two feature films, one filmmaker, a ‘zine slam, lots of volunteers, and an enthusiastically … Continue reading

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IMC Statement

The IMC Emergency Response Team released the following statement on May 19th, 2003: On Thursday,May 8, the City of Urbana shut down the Urbana-Champaign Independent Media Center (IMC) performance space for code violations. The IMC deeply regrets this situation and … Continue reading

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IMC Poised for Big Things in Fall

Summer in Champaign-Urbana brings a slower pace volunteer organizations, but this summer volunteers at the Urbana-Champaign Independent Media Center (IMC) have been laying the groundwork for what could end up being the most active chapter in its nearly three-year history. … Continue reading

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IMC Needs New Building, Now More Than Ever

As many readers may know, on Thursday, May 8, the City of Urbana shut down the Urbana-Champaign Independent Media Center performance space because of fire code violations. While the IMC membership respects the city’s codes and understands the importance of … Continue reading

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IMC Capital Campaign for a Permanent Home

The Urbana Champaign Independent Media Center recently kicked off its Capital Campaign to raise funds to purchase a permanent home for its independent media and arts programs. Since its founding in the fall of 2000, the UCIMC has outgrown our … Continue reading

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