On August 13, 2022, staff from the City’s Equity and Engagement Department staffed a booth at Champaign-Urbana Days, located at Douglas Park. Community members gathered to enjoy music, activities, and food provided by local vendors. Staff were able to speak to community members about resources that the City has to offer. The booth hosted a […]
On August 11, 2022, the Neighborhood Services Department hosted a neighborhood based CommYOUnity block party at Turnberry Ridge Park. Employees from the Equity and Engagement Department also assisted with the event. There were backpacks with supplies given to 125 kids. More than 150 neighbors enjoyed an evening of food and games, as well music provided […]
On July 13, 2022, a new section of the City website featuring the Equity and Engagement Department debuted on the City’s website. Staff from the Equity and Engagement Department, City Manager’s Office, and Information Technologies Department worked with a local firm to design and build out the new pages to showcase all the important work […]
In honor of #WearOrange Weekend the Equity and Engagement Department collected staff food donations the week of May 30, 2022. All the food that was collected will be given to the C-U Public Health District’s food bank.
On May 12, City staff from the City Manager’s Office, the Equity and Engagement Dept., Police Dept., and the Neighborhood Services Dept. participated in a Champaign Community Coalition Walk As One event in partnership with United Way’s Read, Talk, Play Everyday Initiative. This initiative stresses the importance of playing and reading with children at a […]
On April 6, 2022, Tracy Parsons from the Equity and Engagement Department presented an overview of the City’s Community Gun Violence Reduction Blueprint at the Neighborhood Leaders Monthly Meeting. Tracy highlighted key activities of the Community Coalition and the Community Violence Response Team in response to violent incidents, as well outlining root causes of gun […]
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 […]