woman speaking into a megaphone and another woman shouting with her arm raised


The Spurlock is kicking off its April focus on climate, culture, and community action with back-to-back viewings of the Necessity Films. These award-winning films focus on the use of the necessity defense by activists in jury trials after being charged with trespassing. Both films center the struggles faced by Indigenous peoples as they navigate the encroachment of lethal chemicals onto their land brought by corporations.

Please join Spurlock staff and guest facilitators as we view the films and hold important discussions about the effects of the climate emergency—here in C-U and elsewhere.

Social Studies teachers/students encouraged!

Download Event Flyer (PDF)
Illinois Arts Council wordmark in black and green

This program is partially supported by a grant from the Illinois Arts Council Agency.


For further information on this event, contact Jadyn Laixely at or (217) 265-0888

All participants are welcome. To request disability-related accommodations for this event, please contact Brian Cudiamat at or (217) 244-5586.