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Black Lives Matter: Champaign-Urbana

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

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See us at Champaign-Urbana’s C-U Days 08/13/2016

Come visit our table at the local festival on Saturday 11AM-8PM to learn more about our organization.

We will also be selling official BLM-CU shirts with our chapter printed on them for $10. Your funds will go to local community resources, events, and activism. We appreciate your support!

Good Vibes Only 07/15/2016

MOTHER NATURE + ADIA VICTORIA with special guests: CJ RUN 08/12/16

Good Vibes 06/11/2016

Juneteenth Celebration 06/18/16

JOIN US IN CELEBRATING 151 years since the news of the Emancipation Proclamation reached Texas and freed the last of the slaves. Bring your family and friends to Douglass Park for summer fun and games. Sponsored by the Library Friends and the Champaign Park District.
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WHITE FEELINGS 06/04/16-06/24/16

Champaign, IL – June 4- June 24
Opening reception June 4, 5:00-8:00 pm / Panel discussion June 22, 6:00 pm

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BLM-CU Freedom School: Starts 06/08/16

Looking for inclusive educational resources that are black centering, self-affirming, and liberating for you child? Black Lives Matter Champaign-Urbana presents our summer Freedom School program, where children can learn about their history beyond American colonialist terms. The curriculum will focus on ancient Egyptian civilization and the histories, cultures, and revolutions throughout the African Diaspora.

Those interested can sign up at the Douglass Community Center ( 512 E Grove St, Champaign, IL 61820)

We accept children of ages 6 and 7

And class will be Wednesdays, 9AM-11AM, starting June 8th

The Miseducation Of Hip-Hop Youth Work Shop 06/06/16-06/10/16

Hosted by Mother Nature’s Klevah & T.R.U.T.H., hip-hop artists/activists continue to enrich the community with their art. Workshop runs through June 6th-June 10th at the Independent Media Center 2PM-4PM. Attendance is free, ages 13-18 year old, open to all backgrounds.

Sign-up Here: Summer Hip Hop Workshop

For More information about Mother Nature: http://www.mothernaturebarz.com/

Echoes Of Emmett: Teen Public Showcase 05/08/16

The Echoes of Emmett The Teen Public Showcase brings together middle through high school aged students from across the community around the themes that are present in the Emmett Till story so that their voices are heard through the art they create. The Echoes of Emmett workshops are a collaboration between local teens with the most vibrant local artists, painters, performance artists, rappers, film producers, professors, teachers, African American historians and Black Lives Matter activists to create works to be showcased to the larger community.

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