Events in Response to Ferguson
Understanding the #FergusonDecision: Why Ferguson is an Asian American Issue
Tuesday, December 9, 2014, 6 to 8pm, Asian American Cultural Center 2nd Floor
The August 9, 2014 shooting of Michael Brown and the recent grand jury decision not to indict Officer Darren Wilson have caused thousands to mobilize in protest. These events—including the newest decision not to indict Office Daniel Pantaleo for the death of Eric Garner—push issues of state violence and anti-Black racism to the forefront of discussions on oppression and race relations. Although this may seem like a Black-White issue, state violence impacts all bodies of color.
Please join us on Tuesday, December 9 for a discussion on Ferguson and US racial politics and their relevance to Asian and Asian American communities. Learn more about how Asians and Asian Americans can help support movements like #BlackLivesMatter and think about what can be done on our own UIUC campus.
Dish It Up at the Women's Resources Center
Monday, December 8, 2014 at 12 pm, Women's Resource Center, 703 S. Wright St., 2nd Floor
In conjunction with the protest on campus in front of the Alma Mater beginning at 11:30 am, the Women's Resources Center will provide a lunch and drop-in discussion of events in Ferguson from 12-1 pm.
Peaceful #BlackLivesMatter Protest and Die-In
Monday, December 8, 2014. Meet at the Union at 11 am (Quad Side)
In light of the recent decisions concerning Black lives in America, join us for a peaceful Die-in this Monday at the Alma Mater in protest against the injustice. We will be walking out at 11 am to meet at Anniversary Plaza where further instructions will be provided. The protest will begin at 11:30 at the Alma Mater. Wear all black!
Ferguson: Where Do We Go From Here? Discussion with the Central Black Student Union
Tuesday, December 2, 2014 at 6 pm, Florida Avenue Residence Hall (Oglesby Lounge)
Join the Central Black Student Union to discuss the controversial Mike Brown case and other forms of injustice to the black community. Before the discussion, meet outside the old Bruce D. Nesbitt African American Cultural Center (corner of Mathews and Nevada) to march in protest against the injustice.
What's a White Ally to Do: Discussion on Ferguson
Monday, December 1, 2014 at 6 pm, Latzer Hall, 1st floor University YMCA (1001 S. Wright St.)
sponsored by Diversity & Social Justice Education
**please note room change**
The events that have occurred in Ferguson, Missouri and the recent grand jury decision to not indict Officer Darren Wilson have gripped the country. In the midst of the conversation about racial injustice, we also need to talk about the role of aspiring white allies. This discussion is a place for white allies to come together and explore what our role is in dismantling racism and violence. Everyone is invited.