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Statelessness: An Inside Look Into A European Refugee Camp

  The refugee crisis inside and outside of Syria has made its way into news stories and headlines on a daily basis as the U.S. has begun to admit refugees at a higher rate than in past years. Perhaps surprisingly, the … Continue reading

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Makerspace Float in Pride Parade

UCIMC’s Makerspace participated in this year’s Pride Parade with a mobile dance party! Photo credit: Jay Schubert

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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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CU Schools Need to Work Harder to Involve African American Parents

During the month of August, thousands of children will head back to schools in Champaign Unit 4 and Urbana 116 school districts. Many African American families and students are probably anxious about the new school year because of issues they … 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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UCIMC Is Hiring For 2 Positions

The Urbana-Champaign Independent Media Center (IMC) is seeking a full time Program Director to coordinate and develop programs, coordinate volunteers, outreach and fundraising for the organization and a part time Program Coordinator to serve as the IMC liaison to the City of Urbana … Continue reading

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Crime at the News-Gazette

There has been considerable recent discussion – and argument – over racial disparities in traffic stops. In Urbana, the findings of a “Traffic Stop Data Task Force Report” are being discussed at City Council meetings. In Champaign, a different report with … Continue reading

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