Events

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

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Past Event: Know Your Muslim Neighbor (KYMN)

March 12, 2017, 2:00 pm @ Champaign Public Library

Know your Muslim Neighbor (KYMN) is a family-friendly event where local communities come together in a celebration of diversity and unity. These public events provide an opportunity to meet new people, try new experiences, taste new food, and enjoy conversation with local Muslims. Hosted in public spaces and libraries in the Champaign-Urbana area, KYMN offers hands-on Islamic art activities for children, henna hand painting, a poster exhibit on the history of Muslims in early America, and short presentations. KYMN is brought to you by your friends at the Muslim American Society (MAS) along with our partners at the Champaign Public Library. HUGE shout out to MAS - Detroit, as the originators of this event. RSVP on Facebook


Past Event: Dear Rodney, Where Are You? UIUC Letter-Writing

March 6, 2017, 10:00 am @ Illini Union

UIUC Students, Professors, Staff, and Campus Community Members: TAKE ACTION NOW! We want to build on the success of our previous letter-writing event by including the campus community! The CU Immigration Forum invites all its campus members, allies and supporters, to come write a letter to Congressman Rodney Davis, voicing our disapproval of Trump's policies and our desire for immigrant-friendly policies. Stop by the Illini Union Room A, between 10 am—1 pm pm on Monday, March 6, 2017, and help us in this endeavor. This action will only take 5 minutes of your day. CU Immigration Forum will provide all the necessary supplies (paper, envelopes, & stamps) as well as talking points and sample scripts in case you need help writing your letter. Hope to see you there! RSVP on Facebook


Past Event: Hot Topics | Borders, Bans, and Barriers to Immigration

February 13, 2017, 7:00 pm @ University of Illinois Women's Resources Center

Borders, Bans, and Barriers: Immigration as a Feminist Issue Panelists include: Efadul Huq Doctoral Student, Urban and Regional Planning Member, CU Immigration Forum/Planners Network Lucia Maldonado Latino Parent Liaison for Urbana School District 116 Board Member for the CU Immigration Forum Gio Guerra Perez Director, La Casa Cultural Latina Organizer, DACA/Undocumented Ally Training Meagan Smith PhD candidate in Comparative and World Literature Founding Member, Three Spinners 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 217-333-31337 or [email protected] RSVP on Facebook


Past Event: Dear Rodney, Where Are You? Letter-Writing Party

February 13, 2017, 4:00 pm @ Champaign Public Library

Let's take action! Stop by the Champaign Public Library any time between 4–7 pm on Monday, February 13, and help us put pressure on our elected representative(s) to oppose Trump's executive orders and support humane immigration policies. How? By writting letters! C-U Immigration Forum will provide the paper, envelopes, stamps, and/or other supplies. For those who live/work in Urbana: In addition to the Champaign Public Library, we will have a simultaneous satellite letter-writing station at the Urbana-Champaign Independent Media Center. RSVP on Facebook


Past Event: First We Marched, Now We Huddle CU: Learn How to Take Action

February 12, 2017, 2:00 pm @ Urbana-Champaign Independent Media Center

Join us as we host a large huddle to discuss how to take action on the progressive values that we marched for on January 21st. The Champaign County Young Democrats will be hosting this event and it will feature representatives from a number of local groups who have been taking political action in this area. Come out and see how you can take action with the many organizations attending: - American Civil Liberties Union - Black Lives Matter - Build Programs Not Jails - CC Care - CU Indivisible - March for Science - Moms Demand Action - National Association of Democratic Disability Caucuses - Speaking Life by Tanisha King-Taylor - The People's Agenda - The Constituency - Three Spinners - Champaign County Young Democrats If you are a member or know of any organization(s) that would like to participate at our event, please contact our Communications Director, Diya Tahiliani at [email protected] ****Suggested Donation of $2 to help further our political action efforts**** https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_s-xclick&hosted_button_id=AQ88AVQ2694FC https://vimeo.com/202229131 RSVP on Facebook