Welcoming Week September 13-22

Welcoming Week celebrates the growing movement of inclusive communities that fully embrace New Americans and their contributions to the social fabric of our country. Created by YMCA of the USA's national partner Welcoming America, Welcoming Week brings together immigrants and U.S.-born residents to promote cross-cultural understanding and raise awareness of the benefits of welcoming everyone. … Continue reading Welcoming Week September 13-22

No More Cages C-U: Overnight Event on July 27-28

On Saturday, July 27, a coalition of local organizations is holding a #NoMoreCages public art demonstration and vigil to protest Trump’s mass raids and border cages. The schedule is: 7 p.m. rally, 8 p.m. speak out, 8:30 p.m. candlelight vigil.  There will be a press conference Thursday, July 27, 10 a.m. at the Urbana-Champaign Independent … Continue reading No More Cages C-U: Overnight Event on July 27-28

CU Immigration Forum July Meeting

Find out what's happening at the Immigration Forum by attending their monthly meeting, every second Tuesday, now at 5:30.  The next meeting is Tuesday July 9, 5:00pm – 6:30pm, at the University YMCA, 1001 S. Wright St., Champaign. For more information,here's their web site. The Champaign-Urbana Immigration Forum is composed of immigrants, students, local clergy, … Continue reading CU Immigration Forum July Meeting

Inaugural Symposium on Local Immigration Activism February 28

The Inaugural Symposium on Local Immigration Activism (ISLA) is a day-long series of panels, break-out sessions, and vibrant discussions that will be held on Thursday, February 28, 8:00 am - 4:00 pm at the University YMCA, 1001. S. Wright St. The day will crystallize the dynamic collaborations involved in the cutting-edge scholarship with immigrant communities in the Champaign-Urbana area. … Continue reading Inaugural Symposium on Local Immigration Activism February 28

Welcoming Collaborative Kick-Off Lunch

Last September, Champaign County celebrated Welcoming Week 2018. Together we enjoyed puppet shows on immigration, made new friends at the World Food & Crafts Fair, and joined in an Eritrean coffee ceremony. As a collaborative and community, we participated in 26 events with over 2,500 of our neighbors to celebrate diversity and the spirit of … Continue reading Welcoming Collaborative Kick-Off Lunch