DIY Kids │Black History Bingo

Champaign Public Library - Douglass Branch 504 E. Grove St., Champaign, IL

Learn about famous people, places, and events in Black History by making your own bingo card and playing together at our weekly do-it-yourself activity for kids. Hosted by the Champaign Public Library Douglass Branch.

Stacey Robinson Artist Talk

William M. Staerkel Planetarium 2400 W. Bradley Ave., Champaign, IL

Concurrent with "In Blackest Shade, In Darkest Light" exhibition, Krannert Art Museum is hosting an exhibition featuring Black faculty in the School of Art & Design. This exhibition includes participating artists Patrick Hammie and Stacey Robinson. The collaborative exhibition explores Black identity, collectivity, positionality, healing, innovation, and education as explored via a multi-leveled/multi-dimensional immersive, critical, and

Table Talk Book Club: The Personal Librarian

Champaign Public Library - Douglass Branch 504 E. Grove St., Champaign, IL

Join the Champaign Public Library's casual monthly get-togethers to talk about books by contemporary African American writers. New members are welcome; call 217/403-2090 for more information. On February 14, 2023, the book club will discuss The Personal Librarian by Marie Benedict and Victoria Christopher Murray. "The remarkable, little-known story of Belle da Costa Greene, J. P.

Google My Maps: Visualizing Your Ancestors’ Lives (Zoom)

Zoom

Learn how to start using Google Maps in your genealogy research! Register for the online program here: https://urbanafreelibrary.libnet.info/event/7792434 Do you love maps? Spend this Valentine's Day with the Champaign County Genealogical Society and Linda Debe, a tech-savvy genealogist, who will show how to effectively use Google Maps for genealogical research. "Google My Maps" provides a way to visualize

Let the Little Light Shine

Virginia Theatre 203 W. Park Ave., Champaign, IL

A special presentation of The Arthouse Experience Film Series. Presented by Illinois Public Media, this exciting series brings the very best of recent art films and documentaries to the Virginia Theatre. To purchase tickets, visit: https://thevirginia.showare.com/eventperformances.asp?evt=816 LET THE LITTLE LIGHT SHINE (2022) Rated G 86 Min Illinois Public Media and the Champaign Park District are proud to welcome LET

UFLive! presents Afro D & the Global Soundwaves

Urbana Free Library 201 W. Green Street, Urbana, IL

A special live music and spoken-word performance for Black History Month. Join us for a special music-centered event for Black History Month. The performance features Afro D & Global Soundwaves, a socially-conscious hip hop/jazz/funk band based in Champaign, Illinois. The band makes soulful music designed to be heard by people of all ages, bridging the gaps

Jabari Dreams of Freedom (Krannert Center Youth Series)

Krannert Center for the Performing Arts 500 S. Goodwin Avenue, Urbana, IL

Written by Nambi E. Kelley. This performance is part of the Krannert Center Youth Series, school-day performances for public, private, and home schools, grades PreK-12. 10-year-old Jabari loves to paint. And through these paintings, he escapes the turbulent world around him and the reality of a friend hurt by police violence. In his dreams, he

Jabari Dreams of Freedom (Krannert Center Youth Series)

Krannert Center for the Performing Arts 500 S. Goodwin Avenue, Urbana, IL

Written by Nambi E. Kelley. This performance is part of the Krannert Center Youth Series, school-day performances for public, private, and home schools, grades PreK-12. 10-year-old Jabari loves to paint. And through these paintings, he escapes the turbulent world around him and the reality of a friend hurt by police violence. In his dreams, he

Jabari Dreams of Freedom (Krannert Center Youth Series)

Krannert Center for the Performing Arts 500 S. Goodwin Avenue, Urbana, IL

Written by Nambi E. Kelley. This performance is part of the Krannert Center Youth Series, school-day performances for public, private, and home schools, grades PreK-12. 10-year-old Jabari loves to paint. And through these paintings, he escapes the turbulent world around him and the reality of a friend hurt by police violence. In his dreams, he

Jabari Dreams of Freedom (Krannert Center Youth Series)

Krannert Center for the Performing Arts 500 S. Goodwin Avenue, Urbana, IL

Written by Nambi E. Kelley. This performance is part of the Krannert Center Youth Series, school-day performances for public, private, and home schools, grades PreK-12. 10-year-old Jabari loves to paint. And through these paintings, he escapes the turbulent world around him and the reality of a friend hurt by police violence. In his dreams, he

The Royale

Krannert Center for the Performing Arts 500 S. Goodwin Avenue, Urbana, IL

A play by Marco Ramirez and directed by Tyrone Phillips. Jay “The Sport” Jackson dreams of being the undisputed heavyweight champion of the world. But it’s 1905, and in the racially segregated world of boxing, his chances are as good as knocked out. When a crooked boxing promoter hatches a plan for “the fight of

Jabari Dreams of Freedom (Krannert Center Youth Series)

Krannert Center for the Performing Arts 500 S. Goodwin Avenue, Urbana, IL

Written by Nambi E. Kelley. This performance is part of the Krannert Center Youth Series, school-day performances for public, private, and home schools, grades PreK-12. 10-year-old Jabari loves to paint. And through these paintings, he escapes the turbulent world around him and the reality of a friend hurt by police violence. In his dreams, he