Reclaiming MLK’s Radical Roots

mlkrootsCUCPJ and UCIMC will host “Reclaiming MLK’s Radical Roots” as part of a national effort to bring the #BlackLivesMatter movement into the New Year.

We’ll have invited readers, music, and refreshments, and an open mic. Bring your favorite King speeches and reflections on them, or we’ll supply copies of his more radical writings.

Too often in mainstream media we see a whitewashed Martin Luther King. But if King had been only a dreamer, they wouldn’t have shot him. His words and actions of nearly fifty years ago were controversial at the time and remain profoundly radical today.

We want to revisit his example to bring forth a 21st Century grassroots movement. We continued to be haunted by what King called the triplets of “racism,” “materialism,” and “militarism.” Now more than ever we need a “radical revolution” against the New Jim Crow―mass incarceration, police brutality, and a criminal injustice system keeping African American youth in shackles. What can we understand of today’s situations in the light of Martin Luther King’s vision, and where does it lead us?

Sponsored by Champaign-Urbana Citizens for Peace and Justice and the U-C Independent Media Center.

The Great Cover Up

The 24th Annual Great Cover Up will take place January 15th, 16th, 18th, 22nd, and 23rd of 2015 at Highdive.

CoverUp

THURSDAY 1/16 ($5)
9:00pm DOORS/BAR OPEN
9:30-9:50pm EARTH WITCH
10:05-10:25pm (S)HANK.
10:40-11:00pm THE CURSES
11:20-11:40pm SCURVINE
12:00-12:30am ROBERTA SPARROW/THE STARS, THEY BECKON

FRIDAY 1/17 ($5)
7:30pm DOORS/BAR OPEN
8:00-8:20pm SEVENTEEN SISTERS
8:35-8:55pm LONELY TRAILER
9:10-9:30pm THE CHEMICALS
9:45-10:10pm CODY & THE GATEWAY DRUGS
10:30-11:00pm MIKE INGRAM w/ABNORMOUS
(DJ Delayney to follow ~11:00pm)

SUNDAY 1/19 ($7)
8:00pm DOORS/BAR OPEN
8:30-8:50pm THE KEYLOCKS
9:10-9:30pm BEAT KITCHEN
9:50-10:10pm ANDY MO
10:30-10:50pm 90’S DAUGHTER
11:10-11:30pm BROTHER EMBASSY
11:50-12:10am THAT’S NO MOON
12:30-1:00am CURB SERVICE

THURSDAY 1/23 ($5)
7:30pm DOORS/BAR OPEN
8:00-8:20pm MORGAN ORION
8:35-8:55pm ISAAC ARMS
9:10-9:30pm BONES JUGS N HARMONY
9:45-10:15pm WE THE ANIMALS
10:30-11:00pm THE DIRTY FEATHERS
(Heartland DJs to follow ~11:00pm)

FRIDAY 1/24 ($7)
7:00pm DOORS/BAR OPEN
7:30-7:50pm THE ARS NOVA
8:05-8:25pm A COOL HAND
8:40-9:00pm SWORDS & THE SHADY PERRYS
9:15-9:35pm GRANDKIDS
9:50-10:15pm ELSINORE
10:35-11:00pm SUN STEREO
(DJ Delayney to follow ~11:00pm)

*PLENTY OF PARKING BEHIND/NORTH OF HIGHDIVE (AND JUPITERS AND KUHNS). YES IT DOES SAY “NO PARKING”… BUT THAT PARKING LOT IS AVAILABLE TO HIGHDIVE FROM 5:00PM-3:00AM… YOU WILL NOT BE TOWED!!!

PROCEEDS FROM THIS YEAR’S EVENT WILL BE DONATED TO…
Gifford State Bank Tornado Relief Fund and
https://onlinebanking.giffordbank.com/Pages/TornadoRelief.html
Danny’s Fund (for pediatric cancer research)
http://dannysfund.org/Home_Page.html

Urbana Holiday Market

holiday marketHoliday Market is a unique event consisting of weekly Saturday markets inside of the Lincoln Square during the months of November and December. From the hours of 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Lincoln Square will be filled with produce, baked goods, crafts, and holiday decorations all produced, grown, or made right here in Illinois!

At the Holiday Market you can meet the people who have locally grown and handcrafted the fresh produce, jewelry, pottery, paintings, soaps, ornaments, pet accessories and more that will be making their way under the trees and into the homes of your family and friends this holiday season! As always, stay tuned into the Urbana Business Association’s website, Facebook and Twitter for event updates and surprises!