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Saturday, October 21, 2017 - 1:00pm
Staerkel Planetarium - Parkland College - 2400 West Bradley Avenue, Champaign

A part of the world-wide Bahá’i Light of Unity Festival, this event features a talk by Steve Sarowitz, tech entrepreneur (founder of Paylocity), philanthropist, and Executive Producer of the important new documentary film about the Báb, the Prophet Herald of the Bahá’í Faith. Mr. Sarowitz will show clips from his film on the planetarium dome as he tells the dynamic story of the making of the film and shares his motivation for its creation. The entire film will be aired on ABC in May. A full-dome sky show will precede the talk.

This event is free of charge and is open to the public.

Saturday, October 14, 2017 - 2:00pm
Bahá’i Center - 807 E. Green Street, Urbana

A part of the world-wide Bahá’i Light of Unity Festival, this family-oriented afternoon will feature story-telling about the birth and life of the Founder of the Bahá’i Faith, Bahá’u’lláh, with lots of fun, games and crafts--something for every child and every child at heart. A nursery with care givers and activities for small children will be provided.

This event is free of charge and is open to the public.

Saturday, September 30, 2017 - 10:30am to 12:00pm
State Farm Center, Legacy Club, 1800 S. First Street, Champaign

Mike Pearson chronicles the history of U of I varsity athletics since 1883 in his new book, Illini Legends, Lists, and Lore.

Book signing to follow. Light refreshments.

Enter at West Main Entrance of State Farm Center. Free parking in SW & NW Lots.

For more information, visit http://archives.library.illinois.edu/150.

Friday, September 8, 2017 - 12:00pm

Event details

September 8, 2017
12:00 pm
1001 S. Wright St.
2173371500

Speaker: Thomas Tonatiuh Dominguez-Lopez, International Indigenous Youth Council

About the Speaker: Thomas Tonatiuh Lopez is a college graduate from Metro State University of Denver with a bachelors degree in Technical Communications and a minor in Native American Studies. Born and raised in Denver,Colorado; Thomas identifies as Chicano paying homage to his Mexican, Diné, Apache and Hunka-Lakota roots. He is a grandson of Chief Leonard Crowdog and the son of Water Woman Sharon Lopez and Sundance Chief Thomas Lopez Sr. He spent months working with the International Indigenous Youth Council on the ground at Standing Rock to defeat the Dakota Access Pipeline. He is continuing his activist work; being a voice for those who have been silenced.

About the International Indigenous Youth Council:

The International Indigenous Youth Council seeks to organize youth through education, spiritual practices and civic engagement to create positive change in our communities. Through action and ceremony, the IIYC commits to building a sustainable future for the next seven generations.

Thursday, July 20, 2017 - 10:00am, Friday, July 21, 2017 - 10:00am, Saturday, July 22, 2017 - 10:00am, Sunday, July 23, 2017 - 10:00am
Larry Kanfer Gallery, S Neil St. Champaign

Visit the gallery to enjoy the air conditioning and view the C-U downtown collection by Larry Kanfer, featuring the NEW “Illini Inn” interpreted photograph infused on aluminum, as well as other local hot spots! Visit with the artist, see the new collection and find a new favorite.

www.kanfer.com
gallery@kanfer.com

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Thursday 7/20 – Saturday 7/22, 10-5:30
Sunday 7/23, 12-4

Thursday, October 12, 2017 - 5:30pm
Krannert Art Museum, 500 E Peabody Dr, Champaign, IL 61820

You are invited to join Krannert Art Museum in the East Gallery for a stimulating gallery conversation featuring Mauro Nobili, assistant professor of History; Rini Mehta, assistant professor of Comparitive and World Literatures; and Jenny Perusi, doctoral student in Art history; moderated by Allyson Purpura, senior curator and curator of Global African Arts.

For more information please visit http://www.kam.illinois.edu.

Thursday, October 5, 2017 - 7:00pm
Krannert Art Museum, 500 E Peabody Dr, Champaign, IL 61820

Explore culture and personal stories at SPEAK Café, an open-mic public space for hip-hop, activism, and Black Power expression. It is free and open to all. Organized and moderated by Shaya Robinson.

Sponsored in part by the Bruce D. Nesbitt African American Cultural Center and Krannert Art Museum.

For more information please visit http://www.kam.illinois.edu.

Thursday, October 5, 2017 - 5:30pm
Krannert Art Museum, 500 E Peabody Dr, Champaign, IL 61820

Join us for a scholar talk at the Krannert Museum. "Transmission: Jesse Aron Green & the History about to Happen" will be presented by Michael Jay McClure, associate professor of Art History, University of Wisconsin-Madison.

Sponsored in part by Frances P. Rohlen Visiting Artists Fund/College of Fine + Applied Arts, School of Art + Design Visitors Fund, and Krannert Art Museum.

For more information please visit http://www.kam.illinois.edu.

Thursday, September 7, 2017 - 7:00pm
Krannert Art Museum, 500 E Peabody Dr, Champaign, IL 61820

Explore culture and personal stories at SPEAK Café, an open-mic public space for hip-hop, activism, and Black Power expression. It is free and open to all. Organized and moderated by Shaya Robinson.

Sponsored in part by the Bruce D. Nesbitt African American Cultural Center and Krannert Art Museum.

For more information please visit http://www.kam.illinois.edu.

Sunday, May 7, 2017 - 6:00pm
The Art Theater Co-op (126 W Church St., Champaign IL 61820)

The Illini Swing Society and The Art Theater Co-op are hosting a one-night special screening of the new swing dance revival documentary "Alive and Kicking"! Come see what swing dance is all about, and don't forget to bring some friends!

Born out of the Great Depression, swing dancing elevates the human spirit beyond one's circumstances as dancers can move to the beat for the sheer joy of it and disappear into something bigger, something dazzling, a space without a critic or a judge or an analyst. ALIVE & KICKING gives the audience an intimate, insider's view into the culture of the current swing dance world while shedding light on issues facing modern American society. (Susan Glatzer, 2017, US, 88 min, NR, DCP)

"It’s impossible to watch this film without a tapping toe and a smile." -The Seattle Times

"The dancers in Alive and Kicking all share a rapturous expression, and Glatzer makes the case for this Depression-era diversion as a modern tonic for isolation." -Village Voice

" ... the jaw-dropping improvisations and physical intimacy of the dancers make it an action film par excellence — joy-fueled and gravity-defying." -Los Angeles Times

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