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Black Lives Matter: Champaign-Urbana

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

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The Campus Shooting and The Danger of Oversimplifying A Narrative

-Your Sib, Liv

Robbie Patton and George Korchev’s media representation as a simple dichotomy only fuels the problem, not the discussion.

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No, Joe Gerber. For the Kid’s Sake, Leave Them Alone.

-Your Sib, Liv

[image of out trans rights and black activist Blake Brockington wearing a green “Legalize Trans*” shirt,  who took his life on a interstate in Charlotte, NC  March 2015 ,due to depression and transphobic violence. Also brought the discussion of similar deaths: Leelah Alcorn and Ash Haffner]

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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

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/

First Followers Re-Entry Program Van Service

For more information about First Followers: First Followers Re-Entry

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