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Champaign Community Coalition Sponsors Fifteenth Racial Taboo Event

The Champaign Community Coalition, in partnership with the First Mennonite Church and the Chapel of Saint John the Divine, sponsored a free screening of the documentary, Racial Taboo, on Sunday, March 4, at First Mennonite Church in Urbana. There were over 150 people in attendance for the screening. Used in similar viewing events around the […]

Atrium Display Marks National Women’s History Month

Staff from the Community Relations Department decorated the atrium display case to celebrate National Women’s History Month. The month’s theme is “Nevertheless She Persisted: Honoring Women Who Fight All Forms of Discrimination Against Women.” For more information on National Women’s History Month, please visit:

Council, City Staff Attend Event for BOWA Construction

Mayor Feinen, Members of the City Council, and City Staff attended a meet and greet for BOWA Construction Group on Tuesday, February 13 at the iHotel & Conference Center. The event was held to provide Council and staff with information on the firm’s previous work projects and current projects in the Champaign-Urbana area, including projects for […]

Community Relations Manager Attends Kickoff for Fairness and Equality Campaign

Community Relations Manager Rachel Joy attended the Illinois Department of Human Rights (IDHR) kick off celebration for the Fairness and Equality Campaign.  The kick off event was held Thursday, February 1 at the Illinois State Library in partnership with the Springfield and Central Illinois African American History Museum, as an opportunity to commemorate Black History […]

City Building Display Celebrates Black History Month

Black History Month is celebrated across the nation every February, and the City’s Community Relations Office has put together a display in the City Building’s atrium to highlight some of the many historical achievements of prominent African Americans. Members of the public are encouraged to stop by and check out the display.  The City Building is […]

MLK Countywide Celebration – January 12

The City’s Community Relations Office invites the public to attend the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Countywide Celebration and Awards on Friday, January 12, 2018, at 4:00 p.m. at Vineyard Church (1500 N. Lincoln Ave., Urbana).  This year’s program will celebrate and honor outstanding youth in our community.  Learn more.

New Panels, Human Relations Commission Attend Meet and Greet Reception

Staff from the Community Relations Office hosted a meet and greet reception for Human Relations Commissioners(HRC), Citizen Review Subcommittee members, and the Use of Force Review Board to celebrate the end of their training. Staff in attendance included Assistant City Attorney Laura Hall, Deputy Chiefs Troy Daniels, Dave Shaffer, Joe Gallo and Lt. Tod Myers. […]

City Building Display Case Promotes Domestic Violence Awareness Month

Staff from Courage Connection assisted staff from the Community Relations Office to decorate the display case in the City Building Atrium this month. The display case highlights a calendar of events being held by the organization as part of Domestic Violence Awareness Month, including a Candlelight Vigil being held from 6-8 p.m. on Thursday, October […]

City Receives High Marks for Inclusive Policies

The Human Rights Campaign issues an annual Municipal Equality Index (MEI) score for hundreds of cities across the country.  The MEI measures how inclusive municipal policies, laws, and services are for LGBTQ individuals working and living there.  Champaign was one of 506 cities scored during the 2017 MEI and one of nine cities in Illinois.  Champaign ranked in the top […]

Community Relations, Welcoming Center Create Atrium Display for Welcoming Week

Gloria Yen and her team from the New American Welcoming Center stopped by the City Building to decorate the display case in the atrium. The New American Welcoming Center is housed at the University YMCA. The display case highlights welcoming week, which runs from September 15 to 24.  Please stop by the atrium to check […]