Tuesday, October 14, 2014
It's time to naturalize! Come get excited about it at the Naturalization Ceremony Oct 24th at the Urbana Federal Court house
Friday, October 3, 2014
Also see: the front page coverage in the paper.
Tuesday, September 23, 2014
Wednesday, September 10, 2014
*Nominations are now being accepted through September 25th*
The Champaign-Urbana Immigration Forum is hosting our first annual Immigrant Welcome Awards! Immigrant Welcome Awards recognizes the contributions of individuals and organizations that have created a welcoming atmosphere for immigrants in the Champaign-Urbana community. We are seeking nominations for individuals and organizations that have made significant contributions, taken risks, and have provided leadership for the wellbeing and success of immigrants in Champaign County.
Submit your nomination TODAY! Submit a Nomination On-line. Or you can download your nomination form and email the form to Stacy@cuImmigrationForum.org or mail to Channing Murray, 1209 W. Oregon Street, Urbana IL 61801, Attention: Welcome Awards.
Selection and Ceremony - A committee of community representatives will select awardees.
Please mark your calendars:
Immigrant Welcome Awards Celebration
Oct 4, 2014 from 2 to 3:30pm
Urbana Lake House
206 W Park Street, Urbana
All community members are invited to the awards ceremony.
We look forward to receiving your nominations!
Please email email@example.com if you have questions. We look forward to seeing your nominations!
CU Immigration Forum
Saturday, July 12, 2014
When: Saturday, July 19th 12:00 - 2:00 pm
Where: Urbana Champaign Independent Media Center
202 S. Broadway, Urbana IL 61820
We are pleased to announce the launch of Rhizome of Ixil, a non-profit video game created by artist Daniella Pavlic. A launch party will be held on July 19th, 2014 at the Urbana Champaign Independent Media Center. Sponsored by the UC-IMC and Urbana Arts Grant, this launch party is free to the public and the whole community is invited to participate.This event will showcase the video game and provide a chance for dialog around the current Latin American politics, specifically the Maya Ixil Community. There will be a short screening of ‘How to Nail a Dictator’ followed up by a demo of Rhizome of Ixil. A panel discussion will be held for questions regarding the game design and history of the Ixil community. The last portion of the launch will be open to the public for play-testing the game and giving feedback. Beverages and snacks will also be available.
For more information visit: http://pavlicdani.wix.com/rhizomeofixil
Wednesday, March 5, 2014
Working to Make Chicago the Most Immigrant Friendly City in the U.S.
Adolfo Hernandez, Director, Chicago Office of New Americans
When: Friday, March 7, 2014
Where: Latzer Hall at the University Y, 1001 S. Wright, Champaign
In 2011, Adolfo Hernandez was appointed by
Mayor Emanuel to serve as the Director of the newly created Chicago's Office of New Americans.
The Office of New Americans was created by the Mayor to make Chicago the most immigrant
friendly city in the country by better leveraging the contributions of immigrants through
enhanced collaboration between city government, community organizations, academic and
faith based institutions, and the private sector.Hernandez, who is the son of Mexican immigrants
and was born and raised in Chicago's Little Village community, has worked to develop
and implement policies and strategies that support the creation and expansion of immigrant-
owned businesses, that develop, attract, and retain talent and expertise from other countries,
and that bolster Chicago's status as a vibrant and welcoming international city.
In September of 2013, the White House recognized Adolfo for his work in Chicago as one of
ten local heroes who are "Champions of Change" and that work tirelessly to effectively
integrate immigrants civically, linguistically, and socially into the fabric of their neighborhoods by
bringing all residents together to create welcoming communities.
Tuesday, February 11, 2014
For Immediate Release
February 11, 2014
For media inquiries, contact: Megan Flowers, Event Spokesperson
Town Meeting on Immigration With Candidates
Congressional, State Rep Candidates and
constituents meet to discuss immigration
[Champaign, IL] The CU-Immigration Forum and other co-sponsors announce an upcoming community meeting and candidates forum about the issue of immigration reform on Sunday, Feb 16th from 3PM to 5PM, at the Champaign Public Library, 200 W. Green Street, Champaign.
Candidates or their representatives from the 13th congressional district will join the community in a discussion on the issue of immigration and what they support. State representative candidates from the 103rd District have also been invited since there will be some state legislation that will also impact immigrants. The CU Immigration Forum and co-sponsors encourage all community members to attend this public event to meet representatives and to share their stories and concerns about the issue of immigration. There will also be an opportunity for community members to ask candidates questions they may have. No registration is required to attend this free, public meeting.
“Now is the opportunity for us to talk to our representatives about immigration,” says Ben Mueller, community member and member of the CU Immigration Forum. “We are concerned with how immigration legislation will impact us locally.”
Background: The CU Immigration Forum comprises of a broad cross section of community members, students, and local service providers. They meet once a month regularly to talk about immigration and serving the immigrant community. As the House considers immigration legislation, community members would like the opportunity to keep the conversation about immigration going and talk to district and state representatives.
This event is sponsored by the CU Immigration Forum, ACLU of Champaign County, Planners Network, La Colectiva, Graduate Organization of Latina/o Students, Alpha Phi Sigma, CU Citizens for Peace and Justice, MECHA, GEO, Lambda Theta Phi, SEIU Local 73, Korean American Resource and Cultural Center, University YMCA.