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Independent Media Center is celebrating its 20th anniversary

Twenty years ago today, the Independent Media Center began their journey of community organizing. From their website:

On September 24, 2020, it will be 20 years since Urbana-Champaign IMC was launched from a living room in Urbana where a small group began collectivizing equipment and passing the hat for an “endowment.” 20 years later we own and manage a 30,000 sq ft community arts center (which we converted from an old post office building), continue to publish a monthly newspaper (the Public i), house a low power radio station (WRFU Radio Free Urbana), and have long-term relationships with Books to Prisoners and a local Makerspace.

Next week they will begin their celebration with the kick off event: “Independent Media: Where we’ve come from and why we need it more than ever!”

The virtual event will be Wednesday, September 30th from 7 to 8:30 p.m., and will feature panelists Sarah Lazare, Tanya Parker, and Sascha Meinrathm, and will be moderated by IMC co-founder Danielle Chynoweth. You can find the Zoom link here, after 5 p.m. that day. You can also hear the conversation on WRFU 104.5 FM. 

Image from Facebook event page.

Staff writer

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