The McKinley Foundation Theater features a state-of-the-art projection and surround sound system for your viewing enjoyment. The McKinley Foundation regularly hosts movies exploring race and culture followed by community conversations. These screenings are free and open to the public. Popcorn and beverages are typically served at no additional cost.
The McKinley Foundation Theater is located at 809 S. Fifth Street in Champaign, at the corner of 5th and Daniel. Free parking is available at the parking garage across the street, weeknights after 5 PM and weekends.
“As McKinley Foundation history has shown, to become an inclusive community of faith takes embracing a social justice orientation. Such an orientation will drive members to learn about injustice in their communities; it necessitates their thinking intersectionally to analyze their own social and spatial locations and to unveil the ways each contributes to marginalization of difference and even oppression. This orientation encourages the hard conversations and difficult processes to break down privilege and eliminate marginalization. It is our hope that this film series will help us to confront racism head on by opening up this critically important dialogue.” – Assata Zerai, PhD, Associate Chancellor for Diversity and Professor of Sociology, University of Illinois.