Items tagged: HRC

Human Relations Commission Update

During their August 6, 2018, meeting, the Human Relations Commission (HRC) welcomed new members and elected officers. Alissia Young was re-elected Chair and Demario Turner was elected Vice-Chair.  Three new commissioners were also welcomed: Robin McClain, Brian Alexander-Ward, and Youth Commissioner Diamond Walker. The HRC meets regularly on the first Monday of each month at […]


City Staff, Human Relations Commissioner Attend DisABILITY Resource Expo

Staff from the Community Relations Office set up a booth at the DisABILITY Resource Expo on Saturday April 7. Community Relations Manager Rachel Joy and Administrative Assistant Ashley Stickels were in attendance. The event was held from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Vineyard Church in Urbana. Human Relations Commissioner Alissia Young volunteered at the booth as […]


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. […]


Human Relations Commission Honors First Youth Commissioner

The Human Relations Commission (HRC) honored the service of the City of Champaign’s first Youth Commissioner on Monday, June 5. The reception was held immediately following the Commission’s regular monthly meeting. Commissioner Ebony Shackelford recently graduated from Central High School and plans to attend Parkland College, enrolling in their Parkland Pathway program. He has an […]


Champaign’s Human Relations Commission Promotes Human Rights Protections and Community Unity

Today Champaign’s Human Relations Commission stands united with other human rights organizations across the country in a nationwide effort to protect human rights, fight discrimination, and promote inclusion and community unity. “Our society is built upon the principles of equal rights and opportunities for all,” said Commission Chair Alissia Young.  “Recent events across the country […]


Community Relations Staff, Human Relations Commissioners Attend Expungement Fair

On Saturday, October 22, staff from the Community Relations Office and Human Relations Commissioners were on site at the Resource Fair of the first annual Expungement and Record Sealing Summit. The event was hosted by the Champaign County Circuit Clerk’s office and was the first of its kind in Illinois, outside of Cook County.  It […]


City Staff Offers Resources at disABILITY Resource Expo

On Saturday, October 15, the City of Champaign Community Relations Office and the Human Relations Commission partnered with the City of Urbana Human Relations Office and Urbana Human Relations Commission to host a resource table at the 10th Annual disABILITY Resource Expo, held at the Fluid Event Center in Champaign. The disABILITY Resource Expo is […]


City of Champaign Ranked on Inclusive Policies

The Human Rights Campaign issues an annual Municipal Equality Index (MEI) score for hundreds of cities across the country, which 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 2016 MEI and one of nine Illinois cities.  Champaign ranked in the top […]