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WIU Summer Reading List Focuses on Raising Understanding and Awareness of Racism

June 16th, 2020
WIU Summer Reading List Focuses on Raising Understanding and Awareness of Racism

MACOMB/MOLINE, IL – Two Western Illinois University professor emeriti who have worked extensively on cultural diversity issues and programming have compiled a comprehensive reading list to deepen understanding of the pervasive racism that has repeatedly led to violence against the Black community. “Given all that has been going on in the USA related to the treatment of African Americans the past few weeks, not to mention the previous 400 years, we would like to provide resources to the WIU community that further awareness and understanding of the systematic oppression and racism that is... Read More

Peaceful Protests To Raise Awareness Fill Davenport’s VanderVeer Park

June 5th, 2020
Peaceful Protests To Raise Awareness Fill Davenport's VanderVeer Park

Davenport’s VanderVeer Park hosted a peaceful gathering of hundreds of Quad-Citians to raise awareness for the Black Lives Matter movement and civil justice on Thursday evening. QuadCities.com staffer David Hartley was there and snapped some pics of the event for Q-C Scene!  Read More

Local Artist Jon Burns Donating Proceeds From Art Sales To Black Lives Matter

June 4th, 2020
Local Artist Jon Burns Donating Proceeds From Art Sales To Black Lives Matter

One of my favorite local artists, Jon Burns, will be helping out the Black Lives Matter movement by donating 50 percent of proceeds from sales of his artwork in his current gallery to the movement. Pieces will be marked as sold when paid for and can be picked up by appointment at my living room window in downtown Moline. Burns’ art is a colorful and fun pastiche of pop art and pop culture images in a unique style. Send Jon a DM on his Facebook for interest. New pieces will be added throughout the month and you can check out his artworks in his virtual gallery here. Here’s a sampling... Read More