Items tagged: human rights

New Illinois Law

April 4, 2023,  Community Relations Manager, Janel Gomez, attended a workshop on fair housing presented by Housing Action Illinois and the Hope Fair Housing Center. The purpose of the workshop was to inform social service providers about the new Illinois state level law. This law, which became effective on Jan 1, 2023,  lists source of […]

City Receives High Marks for Inclusive Policies

Each year, the Human Rights Campaign issues an annual Municipal Equality Index (MEI) score for hundreds of cities across the country.  The MEI measures how inclusive municipal policies, laws, and services are for LGBTQ individuals working and living in each city.  Champaign was one of 506 cities scored during the 2018 MEI and one of only nine cities evaluated in […]

News Release – Champaign, Urbana, Community Coalition Promote Inclusion and Community Unity

During today’s meeting of the Champaign Community Coalition, a panel discussion was held to discuss issues impacting our local Latino community.  Panelists shared stories with Coalition and community members regarding some of their experiences, which include feeling harassed or discriminated against due to their race or national origin.  The Coalition hosted the panel as part […]