Events

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For an extensive list of events in Champaign-Urbana, check out the CU Progressive Calendar.

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Make Art, Stand with Dreamers

October 25, 2017, 9:00 am @ University YMCA - UIUC

Join us at the Y for a participatory art project to show your support for the DREAM Act. The Emerson Collective and Inside Out Project are featuring Champaign-Urbana as a stop on their nationwide campaign to support the passing of the DREAM Act through a participatory art project. Stop by anytime between 9am-2pm to get your selfie taken and make a statement about our community's commitment to immigration reform! RSVP on Facebook


Past Event: Hot Topics | Domestic Violence and Sanctuary Cities

October 9, 2017, 7:00 pm @ University of Illinois Women's Resources Center

Domestic Violence and Sanctuary Cities Join us during Domestic Violence Awareness Month for a dialogue about how changes in immigration enforcement have made it harder for domestic violence survivors without legal status to seek support and safety. MODERATED BY -Meagan Smith, Co-Director of Three Spinners FEATURING -Gioconda "Gio" Guerra Perez PH.D., Director of La Casa Cultural Latina, and interim Director of the Native American House -Lisa Little ICDVP, Lead Court Advocate at Courage Connection -Lucia Maldonado, Parent liason for Urbana School District -Rebekah Niblock, Staff Attorney at the Immigration Project Hot Topics Dialogues is a series hosted by the Women's Resources Center and the YWCA on campus on the 2nd and 4th Monday of each month. Hot Topics seeks to provide a space for dialogue on gender, other social identities, and social justice. Hot Topics Dialogues is always free and open to the public; bring your friends! Refreshments will be provided. Should you require any accommodations (assistance with food and seating, large print programs, an ASL interpreter, visual/audio assistance, etc.), please contact us at your earliest convenience. at 217-333-3137 or [email protected] Paid for by the Student Cultural Programming Fee Committee RSVP on Facebook


Past Event: Back to School Picnic

August 5, 2017, 3:00 pm @ Meadowbrook Park

Join Three Spinners for the Annual Back to School Picnic. Celebrate the end of summer break with an afternoon of summer fun! Every child deserves to start the school year feeling confident and prepared. With the help of many great partners and sponsors, backpacks and school supplies will be provided to immigrant and refugee students, free of charge. Students must be K–12th grade in the Urbana or Champaign School Districts and must be present to collect the backpack and supplies. Backpacks and school supplies will be distributed on a first-come, first-served basis. If you are interested in donating school supplies, volunteering, or being a vendor for this event, please contact us at [email protected] ************************************************************** Comparta con Three Spinners en el Picnic Anual del Regreso a la Escuela. Celebre el final de las vacaciones de verano con una tarde de diversión! Cada niño merece empezar el año escolar preparado y con mucha confianza. Con la ayuda de muchos patrocinadores y socios en la comunidad, mochilas y útiles escolares se les darán a los estudiantes, de forma gratuita. Los estudiantes deben estar en los niveles K-12 en los distritos escolares de Urbana y Champaign. Los estudiantes deben estar presente para recibir las mochilas y materiales escolares y las cosas estarán distribuidas en orden de llegada. Si usted está interesado en donar material escolar, ser voluntario, o ser un proveedor para este evento, por favor nos contacte en [email protected] RSVP on Facebook


Past Event: Warehoused / World Refugee Day

June 20, 2017, 7:00 pm @ The Art Theater

An estimated 12 million people live in refugee camps worldwide and only 0.1% are resettled, repatriated, or integrated into normal society each year. Join us on #WorldRefugeeDay to learn about current advocacy and support programs within the Champaign-Urbana community, followed by the global premiere of Warehoused. This feature-length documentary explores the plight of long-term refugees through a glimpse into the lives of those living in Dadaab, Kenya, one of the world’s largest refugee camps. Tickets are $10 and are available online and at the door. All funds raised go to directly support our local programs. Warehoused does not contain any strong language, violence, or disturbing images, but it does tell the stories of people who have lived through difficult and tragic situations. Parents of young children should use their own discretion. RSVP on Facebook


Past Event: Market Day

May 13, 2017, 8:00 am @ Urbana's Market at the Square

We will be at the market answering questions and accepting donations. Stop by and say hi! Visit https://www.threespinners.org/donate/#items for a complete list of the items we are collecting. RSVP on Facebook