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Senator Mark Kirk joins fight against LGBT discrimination

Residents walk through Main Street at the Champaign Pride Parade on September 19, 2015.

By Daniel Corry

January 25, 2016

Mark Kirk, Illinois senator, became the first Republican senator to co-sponsor the Equality Act Tuesday. The Equality Act would ban discrimination against people on the basis of their sexual orientation or gender identity by building on past civil rights laws. These laws already protected individuals ...

University students use spring break trip to make a difference

University students use spring break trip to make a difference

By Liz Jassin

March 19, 2015

Some University students are using their spring break to take trips around the United States to learn about historical events, build houses for those in need and educate themselves through service. Civil Rights Pilgrimage This year, 52 students will travel on the annual U of I Civil Rights Pilgrimage, ...

Cultural center outreach event celebrates Kwanzaa

December 10, 2013

During the peak of the American civil rights movement in the 1960s, California State University professor Maulana Karenga conceptualized a now well-known winter holiday. Karenga saw the push for equality as an opportunity for everyone of African descent in African-American culture to get in touch wi...