In late 2021, the Illinois Department of Commerce & Economic Opportunity (DCEO), Chicago State University, and Chicago Urban League launched the first of its kind statewide Black business survey to solicit feedback directly from Black-owned businesses. On February 28th, 2023, Tracy Parsons, Community Relations Manager in E&E joined DCEO for their 2023 Black History Month […]
On Friday Feb. 26th Mary Catherine Roberson, Community Relations Specialist, joined HITNHOMEBOY, Don Moyer Boys and Girls Club, and the Coalition youth partners at their Black History Month trivia challenge event. To join the Coalition at their next event and receive daily information, please click here.
On February 3, 2020, Communications Division staff recorded the “Black Queens Rock: Unapologetically Black” speaking event held at Parkland College. The event was hosted by the Queens Group of Parkland College to empower and celebrate black women. It kicked off Parkland College’s month of events titled, “The Black Experience” to celebrate Black History Month. Keynote […]
Be sure to stop by the City Building atrium to check out the City’s display highlighting trailblazing African Americans in our nation’s history. Black History Month stickers are located right next to the display and are available for employees and visitors to show their support. City staff are also invited to participate in the Black […]
City Recognizes Black History Month with Atrium Display Black history month is celebrated in February nation-wide. Staff from the Office of Equity, Community, and Human Rights (ECHO) put together a display, in the atrium of the City Building, highlighting historical and great African Americans. The ECHO staff invites the public to stop by the City […]
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 […]
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 […]
In honor of Black History Month, the display case in the City Building atrium (102 N Neil Street, Champaign) has a local perspective this year. The faces featured in the display belong to local families who all have deep roots in Champaign. Many have memories of the days when Champaign was a segregated community and […]