Category: Equity & Engagement News

Facilitating Contentious Issues Workshop

On April 9, 2022, the Community Coalition Race Relations Committee hosted a facilitator training workshop – “Facilitating Contentious Issues.” The Committee encourages conversations regarding race and race relations and assists community members with skills to continue the discussion. Equity and Engagement Department staff participated in the training alongside twelve community members.


Equity and Engagement Staff Attend  “Healing Circles” Meeting

On April 8, 2022, Equity and Engagement Department staff attended the weekly “Healing Circles” meeting at Champaign Centennial High School. Several high school students worked on vision boards and discussed their goals with program staff. Presenters included Sam Smith (Director of Civic Engagement and Social Practice at Krannert Center for the Performing Arts) and Unit 4 […]


Champaign County Community Coalition Hosts Monthly Meeting

On April 13, 2022, the Champaign County Community Coalition hosted its monthly meeting at the Holiday Inn in Champaign. Law enforcement leadership from the City of Champaign, U of I, and the Sheriff’s Office shared updates regarding community violence, as well as community engagement and employment opportunities. Presenters shared information regarding the Youth Employment Services […]


Equity and Engagement Staff Attend Xtigone Reading

On Friday, March 25, Equity and Engagement staff attended a dramatic reading of “Xtigone,” presented by Champaign and Urbana middle and high school students. Xtigone is in response to gun violence in the Champaign-Urbana community and in tribute to victims of this violence. This collaborative theater event adapts Sophocles’ Antigone, an ancient play whose themes […]


CDAP Presentation

Adonis Fuller, the City of Champaign’s Purchasing / Compliance Specialist attended a webinar hosted by the Small Business Development Center (SBDC) on February 18, 2022. Mr. Fuller provided an overview of City of Champaign Diversity Advancement Program (CDAP) program, including how to become a CDAP vendor. To watch Mr. Fuller’s CDAP presentation, please click here. […]