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Honoring the Civil Rights Movement as the Struggle Continues: Empowering the Dream...Make It Your Own



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2014 Calendar of Events


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Friday, January 17

 

13th Annual Countywide MLK, Jr. Celebration

4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Hilton Garden Inn
1501 S. Neil Street, Champaign
Nominate a Champaign County individual or organization for an MLK, Jr. Celebration award. Learn more.

U of I Contact: Otis Noble III, onoble@illinois.edu

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Sunday, January 19

 

29th Anniversary Event - Advocacy for Justice
Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Celebration

5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Foellinger Great Hall
Krannert Center for the Performing Arts
500 South Goodwin, Urbana

Contact: Otis Noble III, onoble@illinois.edu

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Monday, January 20

 

29th Annual Unity Breakfast

8:30 a.m. to 10:30 p.m.
The Vineyard Church
1500 North Lincoln, Urbana

Contact: Otis Noble III, onoble@illinois.edu

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MLK YOUTH Commemoration and Afternoon of Service

10:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Urbana Civic Center
108 E. Water Street, Urbana
Join high school youth for a celebration of the legacy of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Includes performances, guided discussion and afternoon on-site volunteer activities.

Contacts: Libby Tyler, ehtyler@urbanaillinois.us
Brandon Common, common1@illinois.edu

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MLK Day of Service Events

1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
ARC, University of Illinois
201 E. Peabody Drive, Champaign
For University Students
Multiple service sites, volunteer with youth, outdoor cleanup and maintenance for seniors, neighborhood clean-up, meal packaging, hunger-related volunteering, and other service projects.

Contact: Dementro Powell, Dementro@illinois.edu
and Illini Union Office of Volunteer Programs (OVP), ovp@illinois.edu, 333-7424.

To Register, please email Anthony Fontana, afontana@illinois.edu.

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Tuesday, January 21

 

Freedom Rider

6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
The Art Theater CO-OP
126 West Church Street, Champaign

Contact: Otis Noble, III, onoble@illinois.edu

 

 

Wednesday, January 22

 

Intersection of Diversity: Civil Rights Discussion from Multiple Perspectives

3:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Student Dining and Residential
Programs Building, Room 2050
301 East Gregory Drive, Champaign
Contact: Otis Noble, III, onoble@illinois.edu

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Realizing the Dream: Exploring Social and Economic Class on Campus

5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
MP6 ARC
201 E. Peabody Drive, Champaign
Co-Sponsored: CORE, OIIR, I-Promise
Dinner RSVP required by January 21st at 5 p.m.

Contact: Medra Roberts-Southerland, mrs@illinois.edu,
Ross Wantland, wantland@illinois.edu, or
Susan Gershenfeld, sgershen@illinois.edu

 

 

Thursday, January 23

 

"What is the Civil Rights Movement?"

5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Krannert Un-corked
Krannert Center for the Performing Arts
500 South Goodwin, Urbana

Contact: Otis Noble, III, onoble@illinois.edu

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Friday, January 24

 

Poverty Simulation

1:00 to 3:00 p.m.
School of Social Work
1010 West Nevada Street, Urbana
This is an RSVP only Event
RSVP to Anthony Fontana (afontana@illinois.edu) or Otis Noble III (onoble@illinois.edu)
Contact: Christin Avgar, avgar1@illinois.edu

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Saturday, January 25

 

MLK, Jr. Community Celebration
MLK Writing Contest: Presentation of Winners

10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Krannert Center for the Performing Arts
500 South Goodwin, Urbana

Contact: Crystal Womble, cwomble@illinois.edu
Alicia P. Rodriguez, aprodrig@illinois.edu
David Requa, drequa@illinois.edu
Ashley Walls, ashleyscwalls@gmail.com