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Events for the Week of February 19, 2017

Celebrate Black History Month throughout February. View the Calendar

These Black Women | Exhibition of Work by Jason Patterson

On Display at the Women’s Resources Center, 703 S. Wright St. 2nd Fl. Champaign
Viewing Hours: 9 am to 5 pm Monday–Friday throughout February

75th Anniversary of Executive Order 9066 Events

Sunday, February 19th through Tuesday, February 21st
Sponsored by the Asian American Cultural Center

February 19th marks the 75th Anniversary of the signing of Executive Order 9066 by President Franklin D. Roosevelt, which forced the incarceration of 120,000 Japanese Americans in the U.S. during World War II.

On Sunday February 19th, there will be a film screening of George Takei’s Broadway Musical, Allegiance. The screening will be at 12:55pm at the Goodrich Savoy Theatre. The musical is inspired by George Takei’s personal experiences in dealing with Japanese internment during World War II. Tickets are $17.50 and will be sold at the Goodrich Savoy Theatre.

On Monday February 20th, the AACC will be holding a Dialogue on Executive Orders Targeting Minorities. It will be held from 6pm to 7:30pm at the AACC. We will be discussing the impact of Executive Order 9066, the impact of Trump’s executive orders, and how we can learn from past mistakes.

ManTalks | Faith and Masculinity: An Interfaith Panel Discussion

Monday, February 20th, 5 to 6:30 pm
Women’s Resources Center | 703 S. Wright St., 2nd Fl., Champaign
Sponsored by the Women’s Resources Center

A bi-weekly dialogue on men and masculinity for men, masculine-identified people, and their allies.

Please join us this week for a panel discussion lead by faith leaders from the Champaign-Urbana community. All are welcome, panelist announcement to come out soon!

On Tuesday February 21st, we will hold our weekly Tuesday Food for Thought. The featured presenter is Rebecca Ozaki, who is currently the Youth Co-Chair for the Japanese American Citizens League. The title of her presentation is “Facing Japanese American Incarceration 75 Years Later: A Next Generation Perspective” and will speak about her work with the JACL, Executive Order 9066, her insight on incarceration experience, and the aftermath of this policy decision.


Monday, February 20th, 7 to 9 pm
Illini Union Courtyard Cafe
Sponsored by the LGBT Resource Center

In a world filled with white supremacy and transphobia at every turn, to be a Black trans person is an act of defiance and pure magickal manifestation. J Mase III & Vita E., aka #BlackTransMagick, will take you on a journey through poetry, movement, and drums in this brand new show inspired by their lives and the world around them. Part performance duo part thought leaders, when these two are not on stage they make up the administrative team for awQward, the first trans & queer people of color talent agency.

Visioning Justice and Building Solidarity Across Communities

Tuesday February 21st, 6 to 7:30 pm
SDRP, Room 2025C (301 E. Gregory Dr., Champaign)
Guest Facilitator: Dr. Monroe France, Associate Vice President for Student Affairs and Diversity Initiatives, New York University

Now more than ever, we must show up and do our part to create change. In this interactive session, open to all students, participants will engage in reflective dialogue focused on developing concrete steps and strategies they can take to advance social change and solidarity across communities from a an intersectional approach. Participants will collectively vision revolutionary actions that can be taken to develop spaces where everyone can be seen, heard and how that they matter.

Co-sponsored by the Office of Inclusion & Intercultural Relations, University Housing, Student Affairs Initiative Grant, Disability Resources & Educational Services, Veteran Student Support Services, and the Center for Wounded Veterans in Higher Education, College of Applied Health Sciences

iCU: 1Malaysia: Exploring Our Diversity Within Unity

Wednesday, February 22nd, 6 to 7:30 pm
Asian American Cultural Center | 1210 W. Nevada St., Urbana
Sponsored by Office of Inclusion and Intercultural Relations (OIIR), Asian American Cultural Center (AACC), and Malaysian Student Association (MaSA).

Have you ever heard about Malaysia before? Are you interested to know more about our myriad of people, cultures and traditions? Come and join us for a talk to learn more about our country. We will teach you common phrases in the Malay language and there will be fun traditional games as well!

Black & Latino Male Summit 2017 | Reviving Our Roots: The Cultivation of the Afro-Latino Diaspora

Saturday, February 25th, 2017
I Hotel and Conference Center | 1900 South 1st Street, Champaign

This year’s summit strives to provide a forum for Black and Latino men to discuss the role of history in today’s Black and Latino experience. The summit aims to create an experience that sparks reflection and ignites action from its participants. Furthermore, the organizers and sponsors of this summit seek to promote camaraderie, coalition building, and community between Black and Latino men. To see the Facebook event click here. For more information on registration, volunteering, and the call for proposals click here.

Illinois Interfaith Conference

Saturday, February 25th, 2017
Student Dining and Residential Programs Building (SDRP) | 301 E Gregory Dr, Champaign
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In today’s world, religion can sometimes feel like a dividing line. But could our different religious, secular, and spiritual identities actually help us build community and meet society’s grand challenges?

Join us for the 6th Annual Illinois Interfaith Conference on Saturday, February 25th in the Ikenberry SDRP Building. Starting with a series of mini-talks, national and local guest speakers - such as Rev. J. Cody Nielsen, nationally recognized expert on interfaith work on public campuses – will answer the question: how could interfaith collaboration help us address local, national, and global issues of equality and justice? The afternoon will engage the Illinois campus community in generating real solutions for building stronger communities in a world of diverse faiths and beliefs. In the evening, the Midwest Interfaith Poets will take the stage with diverse lyric monologues that have a simple goal, to share their lived experiences and promote unity-in-diversity.

All are welcome, and it is FREE for all UIUC students, faculty, and community religious workers ($35 for students/staff from other campuses) and meals are included! Be part of an amazing opportunity to create solutions together as a community. You must register to attend, so REGISTER TODAY!

The Illinois Interfaith Conference is hosted by the Illinois Interfaith Challenge Initiative, a partnership between Interfaith in Action (RSO), Muslim Student Association (RSO), the University of Illinois Diversity & Social Justice Education, University Housing Social Justice & Leadership Education, the University YMCA, Illini Hillel/Cohen Center for Jewish Life, and the Community United Church of Christ. The conference is funded in part by SORF and CRFB.


Conexiones | Latino/a Students and Alumni Networking Event

Saturday, March 11th, 11:30 am– 1:30 pm
Alice Campbell Alumni Center Ballroom
Sponsored by La Casa Cultural Latina/Latino Alumni Network and The Career Center

Sanctuary | Thirteenth Black Sacred Music Symposium Concert

Sunday, March 12th, 7:30 pm
Foellinger Great Hall, Krannert Center for the Performing Arts
Sponsored by the Bruce D. Nesbitt African American Cultural Center

7th Annual Ecofeminism Summit Keynote: LaDonna Brave Bull Allard

Wednesday, March 14th, 7 pm
Unit One/Allen Hall Main Lounge | 1005 W Gregory Dr, Urbana
Sponsored by the Women’s Resources Center

In honor of the 7th Annual Campus Ecofeminism Summit, join the Women’s Resources Center, together with cosponsoring units, for a keynote lecture from LaDonna Brave Bull Allard, Lakota historian, activist, and Director of the Sacred Stone Camp.

The lecture will be followed by a Q & A. Local campus and community organizations will be offering resources and information.

Co-sponsored by: Unit One Allen Hall, Native American House, Native American and Indigenous Student Organization (NAISO), and YWCA at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign