Items tagged: ECHO

May is Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month

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 […]


Community Anti-Violence initiatives

During the February 16, 2021 City Council Study Session, ECHO and CPD staff shared a 2020 Update Regarding Community Anti-Violence initiatives. The full report can be read on our website. A video recording of the February 16 Council Study Session can be accessed through CGTV Online. ECHO would like to thank all departments/staff, organizations and […]


HACC Dedicates David C. Sankey Center for Youth and Community Development

On January 19, Office of Equity, Community and Human Rights staff (Mary Catherine Roberson and Tracy Parsons) joined the Housing Authority of Champaign County (HACC) for the dedication of the David C. Sankey Center for Youth and Community Development. This HACC EnVision Center was established to promote education and leadership in Champaign County. In partnership with CU […]


Champaign County Youth Share Tips on Staying Safe During the Pandemic

Mary Catherine Roberson, Community Relations Specialist in the Office of Equity, Community and Human Rights, reached out to youth leaders for creative ways to share the importance of staying safe during this COVID-19 pandemic. Enjoy this first submission in the following video: https://www.facebook.com/walkasone/posts/4016153711728778 *The Coalition does not own the rights to this music. Youth names: […]


City Staffer attends New American Dreams National Immigrant Integration Conference

Mary Catherine Roberson, Community Relations Specialist in the City’s Office of Equity, Community and Human Rights, attended the virtual New American Dreams National Immigrant Integration Conference earlier this week.  Attendees heard from special guest Vice President-elect Kamala Harris and discussed how communities can ensure that voices of minority, immigrant, and refugee communities are heard.


City Hosts Table at Business Expo

On February 27, the Office of Equity, Community and Human Rights (ECHO) hosted a table at the Second Annual Start and Grow Your Business Expo presented by Launch at the Library Business Services.  ECHO Intern Jorge Soto shared information about the City of Champaign Diversity Advancement Program (CDAP) and how to apply with more than […]


Protecting Places of Worship Forum Draws Large Crowd

The Protecting Places of Worship Forum was held at Sinai Temple-Champaign on October 24, from 1:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. The event was facilitated by the United States Department of Justice Community Relations Service. More than 120 audience members heard an overview of several topics, including religious hate crimes, emergency planning for places of worship, […]


City Building Atrium Display Marks Disability Awareness Month

Staff from Office of Equity, Community and Human Rights decorated the City Building Atrium display case to highlight Disability Awareness Month. Please stop by the atrium to check out the display.  For more information on Disability Awareness Month, please click here: www.disabilityresourceexpo.org


City of Champaign and the University YMCA Co-Hosting Welcoming Week 2019 Kick-Off Celebration

Welcoming Week 2019 will start with a community celebration in front of the Orpheum Children’s Science Museum (346 N. Neil Street, Champaign) on Friday, September 13, 2019, from 4:00 – 7:00 p.m. Everyone is invited to this free event full of food, music, entertainment, and giveaways. Event highlights include a welcome address by the mayors […]