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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!

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Good Vibes Only 07/15/2016

Black Lives Matter CU Drop Ins!

In collaboration with WEFT Champaign 90.1 FM Community Radio, BLMCU will produce a weekly drop in called the Black Lives Matter Mixtape about black lives, history, and futures. The Black Lives Matter Mixtape are played live via Morning Menus on WEFT 90.1 FM and can be accessed below via Soundcloud:

Good Vibes 06/11/2016

Voices For Racial Justice 06/23/16

Third Death in Champaign County Jail

In only an eerie, short span of months we have lost 3 black individuals placed in the cells of the Champaign County jail. December 1st 2015 it was Toya Frazier, March 27th 2016 Paul Clifton, and  June 10th 2016 Veronica Horstead. Keeping those in police custody  has only resulted in  more stolen black lives and torn families/communities. We demand answers, we demand justice, we demand humanity.

Links to stories:

Veronica Horstead

Paul Clifton

Toya Frazier

 

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

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