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Sun, Jun 25


U-C Independent Media Center

Acts of Joyful Insurrection

UCRJ invites you to stand in solidarity and defiance of one year since the Supreme Court's unjust attack on bodily autonomy. Let's lean into the joyful action that will sustain our work!

Acts of Joyful Insurrection
Acts of Joyful Insurrection

Time & Location

Jun 25, 2023, 1:00 PM – 8:00 PM

U-C Independent Media Center, 202 S Broadway Ave, Urbana, IL 61801, USA

About the Event

"Joy doesn’t betray but sustains activism. And when you face a politics that aspires to make you fearful, alienated, and isolated, joy is a fine initial act of insurrection." - Rebecca Solnit

June 24th marks one year since the Supreme Court's Dobbs decision eliminated federal protections for abortion access. UCRJ and partner organizations invite you to gather in joyful community in defiance of this decision and the wave of laws across the country undermining the human right to bodily autonomy. All are welcome!

1-2pm (main room) - Creative poetry workshop

2-4pm (main room) - Zine making with the UCIMC Zine Library

1-2pm (Sunroom) - Visioning Reproductive Justice: an interactive teach-in with Julie Laut and Sam Auerbach

2-3pm (Sunroom) - Abortion aftercare packaging event with Planned Parenthood of Illinois

4-5pm (Sunroom) - Create kits for people traveling for abortion and gender-affirming care with Elevated Access

5:30pm (Main stage) - Live performances  by Paul Kotheimer, Mike Ingram, Emily the Band

Comedy sets by Farah Ismi and Jessica Stelzer from CU Broad Comedy

All events are free and open to the public. Donations to UCRJ welcomed!

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This event is cosponsored by the Urbana-Champaign Independent Media Center. The UCIMC is supported in part by the Illinois Arts Council.

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