Black Lives Matter: Champaign-Urbana

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



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

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:

Voices For Racial Justice 06/23/16

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:

People’s Potluck with Rep. Carol Ammons 04/30/16

People’s Agenda, a collaborative gathering of local organizers and groups, will be having a potluck to discuss reviewing all the boards and commissions in Champaign County, seats up for election/reelection in November, previous progressive political success in Champaign-Urbana, and continuing to work on building a solid progressive foundation

When: Saturday, April 30 at 4pm CT 

Where: Independent Media Center, Sun Room, 202 S. Broadway, Urbana IL

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