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The student news site of Eastern Illinois University in Charleston, Illinois.

The Daily Eastern News

The student news site of Eastern Illinois University in Charleston, Illinois.

The Daily Eastern News

Henry Cervantes, program manager at The Peace Exchange, gives a presentation on nonviolence and social change at the Charleston Carnegie Library, Friday afternoon.

Speaker teaches about nonviolent protests, social change

Morgan Bledsoe, Contributing Writer October 24, 2021

The program manager for The Peace Exchange, Henry Cervantes, spoke about nonviolent action and how it relates to social change Friday afternoon in the Charleston Carnegie Public Library. The presentation,...

STAFF EDITORIAL: Remember, honor Black History Month

Staff Editorial February 6, 2020

February marks Black History Month, and we at The Daily Eastern News want everyone to challenge themselves to go beyond the typical social construct of the month. This is the month to commemorate and...

Karissa Light, an intern with the Center for Gender and Sexual Diversity, teaches students how to be an activist for various causes at Activism 101 Wednesday night in the Martinsville Room of the Martin Luther King Jr. University Union.

Students learn advocacy at activism workshop

AJ Fournier, Campus Reporter October 11, 2017

Activism can take many forms, as students learned in Activism 101 on Wednesday. Karissa Light, an intern for the Center for Gender and Sexual Diversity, gave the presentation and spoke on six different...

Workshop to teach students to be activists for any cause

Kennedy Nolen, Multicultural Reporter October 10, 2017

Students can learn how to become an activist for the LGBTQA+ community or any cause at 7 p.m. Wednesday in the Martinsville Room of the Martin Luther King Jr. University Union. Being an activist is...

The Rev. Rae Lewis-Thornton spoke out about her personal experience with HIV and AIDS at Whispers in the Dark Monday in the 7th Street Underground at Martin Luther King Jr. Union.

AIDS activist encourages openness about syndrome

Kennedy Nolen, Multicultural Reporter February 14, 2017

Unprotected sex with a man she thought she loved turned into a diagnosis of HIV for the Rev. Rae Lewis-Thornton. Now an HIV and AIDS activist, Lewis-Thornton spoke about her experiences Monday night...

Student activism workshop emphasizes empathy, civility

Leon Mire, Associate News Editor February 6, 2017

The idea that university staff can support student activism that is both fearless and respectful was one message workshop participants heard as part of the EIUnity Diversity Conference. Workshop presenter...

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