Our Community in Action: Advancing Social Justice in Champaign Urbana and Beyond
Please join the University YMCA and Diversity & Social Justice Education for our Fall 2022 Friday Forum / Conversation Cafe series, Our Community in Action: Advancing Social Justice in Champaign Urbana and Beyond. We will hear from community leaders tackling our most pressing public concerns through an unwavering pursuit of social justice.
Friday, September 16
Gloria Yen, Director of the New American Welcome Center at the Y
Welcoming Immigrants in Champaign County
Friday, September 23
Kofi Bazzell-Smith, Graduate Student in New Media, College of Art and Design, and Professional Boxer
AZUKI! Manga as a Bridge Between Cultures.
See also Art @ the Y exhibition on view August 15 - October 22, 2022
Friday, September 30
Dementro Powell & Carlton Cummings
“We Are Here!”: Cultivating Belonging for our Queer Students of Color at Illinois
Friday, October 7
Anthony Brown, Professional baritone and international peace ambassador
Discussions on music, peacemaking and his upcoming performance of I Go On Singing: Paul Robeson's Life in his Word and Song.
Accompanied by Phillip De Luna.
Friday, October 14
Rev. Michael Crosby & Rev. Terrance Thomas
Faith and Race in Building Local Coalitions for Justice
Friday, October 21
Jacqueline Kalipeni, Neighborhood Services, City of Champaign
Neighborhood Ambassadors Program
Friday, October 28
Sam Smith, MSW, Illinois Association of Juvenile Justice Councils, Illinois Justice Commission Racial and Ethnic Disparities Committee, Director of Civic Engagement and Social Practice Krannert Center for the Performing Arts
Juvenile Justice in Champaign County: A Wicked Possibility (Session 1)
Friday, November 4
Juvenile Justice in Champaign County: A Wicked Possibility (Session 2)
Friday, November 11
Tracy Dace, Founder and Chief Executive Officer, DREAAM
Keep HOPE Alive! We Can Prevent Violence in Champaign County