Black Lives Matter: Champaign-Urbana

Engaging in collective action against anti-Black racism in Champaign-Urbana


March 2017

Protect Trans Women and Femmes

Black Lives Matter Champaign-Urbana affirms the right to life for our Black trans family.


Collage of Transwomen and femmes killed 2016-2017
Made by Shameem Razack

Introducing the BLMCU Youth Council!

We are SO happy to announce the creation of our Youth Council!  BLMCU organizer Shameem Razack will be leading the council of 13-18 year olds.  Members of the Youth Council will: identify youth-specific problems in schools, communities, and interpersonal relationships, and develop strategies for their eradication, provide political education to youth who can later teach their peers, develop models for peer conflict resolution and mediation, and much more.

Chapter members will be visiting local middle schools and high schools throughout the year to discuss the Youth Council and connect with potential members.  If you or someone you know is interested in joining please contact BLMCU at:

ALL Black youth are valuable and important:  LGBTQ+ youth, youth with criminal records, poor youth, homeless youth, differently-abled youth, immigrant-status youth, ALL, we want you!

Youth Council Social at Jupiter’s Pizzeria and Billiards

New Black Lives Matter Yard Signs!



Need a BLM yard sign?  We got you!  Nice and bright for the Spring and Summer, we are merchandising yards signs for $5 each (alternative options for folks who can’t pay).  You can pick up a sign at the YWCA office located in the upstairs of the University YMCA building-1001 S Wright St, Champaign, IL, (217) 344-0721.  The office will be open from 10am-6pm Monday-Friday. 

We will also merchandise signs at some of our events so check out the Events tab to see where we will be next.

Many thanks to the YWCA for their generous donation that allowed the purchase of these signs.

Always resisting,


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