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eBlackChampaign-Urbana Campus-Community Symposium Schedule, Friday-Saturday, November 5-6, 2010, Champaign, Illinois

We asked all attendees to sign a manifesto indicating their commitment to become difference makers, to work together to ensure all in our local community can use to the fullest the possibilities of digital technology for community building and sustainability. Even if you didn't attend we ask you to sign this manifesto if you live in Champaign-Urbana and want to dedicate yourself to work to make sure everyone can make productive, effective uses of digital technologies.
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Friday , November 5, 2010, Graduate School of Library and Information Science, 501 E. Daniel, Champaign

8:30-9 - Coffee and registration

9:00-10:00 - Opening Remarks:

Greetings by Noah Lenstra, project director, eBlackChampaign-Urbana.

Introduction to Symposium by Dr. Abdul Alkalimat, Professor, African-American Studies and Graduate School of Library and Information Science.

Opening remarks by Steve Sonka, Vice Chancellor for Public Engagement

Community Responses by Zernial Bogan, Rev., Salem Baptist Church; President, and Will Kyles, Champaign District 1 Council Member

Response by Kate Williams, Assistant Professor, Library and Information Science

High-Resolution Downloadable Video of Opening Remarks (part 1)
High-Resolution Downloadable Video of Opening Remarks (part 2)
Audio of Opening Remarks
Pictures of Opening Remarks
Steve Sonka's Powerpoint
Steve Sonka's Video on YouTube or Download the video

10-10:15 - Coffee-break

10:15-noon - Community Engagement Rountable. Chair, Dr. Menah Pratt-Clarke, Assistant Chancellor and Director, Office of Equal Opportunity and Access

Dr. Ruby Mendenhall, Assistant Professor, Sociology/African-American Studies

Samuel Smith - Krannert Center for Performing Arts

Kimberlie Kranich - WILL Illinois Public Media

Dr. Ken Salo - Urban and Regional Planning

Brenda Davis Koester, Coordinator, Family Resiliency Center

Michelle Cruz-Santiago - SOAR, Student Opportunities for After School Resources

Otis Noble, III - Office of Equal Opportunity and Access

High Resolution downloadable Video of Community Engagement Panel
Audio of Community Engagement Panel
Pictures of Community Engagement Panel
Kimberlie Kranich's PowerPoint Presentation
Kimberlie Kranich's Video (part 1)
Kimberlie Kranich's Video (part 2)
Samuel Smith's video
Ruby Mendenhall's Powerpoint

12:00- 1:00 - Lunch

Pictures of Lunch


1-2 - Difference Makers Awards Ceremony, Chair: Noah Lenstra

Video of Difference Makers Ceremony
Audio of Difference Makers Ceremony
Pictures of Difference Makers Ceremony
Full-Text of Difference Makers Booklet


2-4 – Graduate Student research panel, Chair: Melissa Pognon, Human and Community Development, Department of Urban and Regional Planning.

Chaebong Nam, Curriculum and Instruction, Education;

Michael Burns, Writing Studies, English and African-American Studies;

Kerry Pimblott, History and African-American Studies;

Sydney Stoudmire, Art History;

Vanessa Rouillon, Writing Studies, English;

Ronald Threadgill, Education;

Yolanda Richards, Urban and Regional Planning

High Resolution Downloadable Video of Research Panel, pt. 1
High Resolution Downloadable Video of Research Panel, pt. 2 (cuts out early)
Audio of Research Panel
Pictures of Research Panel
Chaebong Nam's Powerpoint
Sydney Stoudmire's Powerpoint
Vanessa Rouillon's Powerpoint

4-5 - Book release of Community Engagement @ Illinois: Connecting Research and Service at the University of Illinois . Comments by Abdul Alklalimat
Full-Text of Community Engagement @ Illinois: Connecting Research and Service

SATURDAY, November 6, Douglass Annex, 804 N. Fifth Street, Champaign

8:30 – Coffee and registration

9-9:15 - Opening remarks by Abdul Alkalimat and Noah

9:15-10:30 - Social Services and Digital Technology, Chair: Benita Ann Rollins-Gay of Community Elements, Crisis Line Coordinator

Beverly Baker, United Way of Champaign County

John Roska, Land of Licoln Legal Assistance Fund

Kevin Jackson, Neighborhood Services, City of Champaign

Will Kyles, Champaign District 1 Council Member

High Resolution Downloadable Video of Social Services Panel
Audio of Social Services Panel
Pictures of Social Services Panel

10:30 – 10:45 - Coffee break

10:45-noon - Community Technology Centers, Education, Youth and Technology. Chair: Connie Dillard, UC2B Technical Committee

Sally Carter, Tap-In Academy

Matthew Murrey, Librarian, Urbana High School

Vickie Richardson, librarian, Franklin Middle School

Jason Liggett, Urbana Public Television

David Adcock, Urbana Adult Education

Noon-1 - Lunch

Pictures of Lunch

1 - 2:30 - Religious institutions and technology. Chair, Chris Hamb, Canaan Baptist Church.

  • Joe Lewis, Salem Baptist Church

  • Rev. Lewis, Bethel A.M.E.

  • Camilla Fulton, Canaan Baptist

Rev. Jerome Chambers, Liberty Temple Ministries

  • Bishop and Dr. Evelyn Underwood, New Free Will Baptist

  • Mr. and Mrs. Poe, Church of the Living God

  • Pastor Johnson, Jericho Missionary Baptist Church

High Resolution Downloadable Video of Religion Panel, pt. 1
High Resolution Downloadable Video of Religion Panel, pt. 2
Audio of Religion Panel
Pictures of Religion Panel

2:30-2:45 - Tea-break

2:45-4:15 - Community Memory, Groups, Media and Technology. Chair, Tanya Parker, Unity in Action Magazine.

  • Rev. Jerome Chambers, NAACP, Champaign County

Lynn Randall, National Council of Negro Women

Joel Gillespie, Smile Politely

Brian Dolinar and Aaron Ammons, IMC/Public i/CU-CPJ

Rev. Dr. Eugene Barnes, Metanoia Center

High Resolution Downloadable Video of Media and Memory Panel
Audio of Media and MemoryPanel
Pictures of Media and Memory Panel

4:15 – 5:00 – Signing of eBlackChampaign-Urbana Manifesto and Discussion of Next Steps. Chair, Noah Lenstra

High Resolution Downloadable Video of Manifesto discussion
Sign a Manifesto!!

Books released at eBlackChampaign-Urbana Campus-Community Symposium.
Community Engagement @ Illinois: Connecting Research and Service
Difference Makers 2010

Media Representation of the eBlackChampaign-Urbana Campus Community Symposium.
Unity in Action Magazine, page 2
Public i, page 3
UC Independent Media Center
C-U Citizen Access
News-Gazette
Parkland Prospectus
Smile Politely
Vice Chancellor for Public Engagement Website
American History Teachers Collaborative