On October 27, 2021, ECHO Community Relations Specialist Mary Catherine Roberson, CU Trauma and Resilience Initiative Executive Director Karen Simms, and Youth and Family Peer Support Alliance Executive Director Regina Crider presented virtually to the Champaign County Mental Health Board about the work of the Champaign County Community Coalition’s Community Violence Response Team.
On October 26, ECHO’s Community Relations Specialist Mary Catherine Roberson joined Rev. Willie Comer’s Jefferson Middle School “lunch crew” to share information about the Community Coalition and to invite the youth to participate in Coalition messaging initiatives. Over 50 students learned about Coalition resources and opportunities!
The Office of Equity, Community and Human Rights met with members (Sudhanshu Kaushik – Executive Director and UIUC students Nithya Kalwala, and Purvansh Bal) of the North American Association of Indian Students (NAAIS) to discuss opportunities to collaborate with the City of Champaign through civic engagement, events, and other areas. The ECHO team is looking […]
On Wednesday August 11, the Neighborhood Services Department in Partnership with the Office of Equity, Community and Human Rights (ECHO), continued its Lovin’ U Tour with the second of a series of neighborhood-based block parties in the Garden Hills Neighborhood. The Lovin’ U Tour is designed to proactively engage neighborhoods throughout the city with resources […]
On Monday, June 14th, Mayor Deb Frank Feinen along with, Tracy Parsons and Rachel Joy from the office of Equity, Community and Human Rights met with the head of the Israel Military Schools, and other students attending the Israel National Defense College. Lt. Col Tim Scott (Marine Corp) who is currently studying at the college […]
On June 9th the Champaign County Community Coalition hosted its monthly virtual meeting. Representatives from the City of Champaign, City of Urbana, Champaign County Sheriff’s Office, the University of Illinois and Parkland College shared updates with the community, with a particular focus on recent community gun violence. HVNT, Hip Hop Xpress, 48 Hours of Peace, […]
Mary Catherine Roberson, Community Relations Specialist for the Office of Equity, Community and Human Rights, attended Rantoul’s Task Force meeting on Saturday, May 22. Community members shared their safety concerns and discussed a plan of action to address rising community violence.
Asian American and Pacific Islander are broad terms and encompass all of the Asian continent and the Pacific islands of Melanesia (New Guinea, New Caledonia, Vanuatu, Fiji and the Solomon Islands), Micronesia (Marianas, Guam, Wake Island, Palau, Marshall Islands, Kiribati, Nauru and the Federated States of Micronesia) and Polynesia (New Zealand, Hawaiian Islands, Rotuma, Midway […]
On May 13, Tracy Parsons and Mary Catherine Roberson from the Office of Equity, Community and Human Rights attended the Youth For Christ Barbecue with Executive Director Rev. Willie Comer. They are pictured here with the event’s featured speaker, current chaplain and former player for the Chicago Bears, Ray McElroy. *Note this event occurred after the […]
Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month (as of 2009, officially changed from Asian/Pacific American Heritage Month) recognizes the contributions and influence of Asian Americans and Pacific Islander Americans to the history, culture, and achievements of the United States. The theme for AAPI Heritage Month 2021 is Advancing Leaders Through Purpose-Driven Service . For yearlong […]