Items tagged: Office of Equity Community and Human Rights

Echo Staff Member Attends Rantoul’s Task Force Meeting

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.


ECHO Staff Attends Youth For Christ Barbecue

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 […]


Champaign’s Human Relations Commission to Hold Public Hearing in Discrimination Case

On May 3, 2021, the City of Champaign’s Human Relations Commission will conduct the first day of a public hearing in a human rights case alleging that the former Rogue Barbershop discriminated against a resident on the basis of sex. The public hearing will be conducted during the regular Human Relations Commission meeting, which will […]


Study Circle Wrap Up

The Champaign Police Department (CPD) Study Circles, a follow up to the Police and Community Listening Sessions recently wrapped up. Staff from the Office of Equity, Community, and Human Rights (ECHO) collaborated with CPD to register community members and produce the virtual sessions held on November 12 & 20, and December 7. Several staff and […]


City Staff Discuss Careers with Area Youth

City staff shared information about their jobs with area eighth graders at the 29th Annual Career Conference at the I Hotel and Conference Center. This week-long conference runs January 14-23, 2020, and attracts more than 2,000 students from 23 area schools.  The goal is to inform area students about local career opportunities.  Mary Catherine Roberson […]


Staff Shares CDAP  Information at Diverse Business Opportunity Fair

On August 28, the Office of Equity Community and Human Rights participated in the 2nd annual Diverse Business Opportunity Fair hosted by the University of Illinois Office of Procurement Diversity. The day included a “leveraging relationships” Illinois leadership panel, vendor fair, and networking reception.  Staff provided information on the Champaign Diversity Advancement Program (CDAP) to […]


City of Champaign and University Y New American Welcome Center to Host Flag Day Celebration and Citizenship Fair

The City of Champaign’s Office of Equity, Community and Human Rights is co-sponsoring a Flag Day Celebration and Citizenship Fair along with the University Y New American Welcome Center.  The celebration will be held on Friday, June 14, 2019, from 1:00-3:00 pm at the Champaign City Building (102 N. Neil St., Champaign). The public is […]


City Holds First Certification Event for Minority & Female Owned Businesses

On December 28, 2018, the Office of Equity, Community and Human Rights partnered with First Followers to host the City’s first Minority/Female Owned Business Certification event. Thirty individuals and organizations attended the event to be certified, and are now on a vendor list. The City will use this list to increase the number of opportunities […]


Minority and Women Owned Business Certification Event – December 28th

The City is pleased to announce the launch of the City of Champaign Diversity Advancement Program (CDAP). This program encourages City departments, contractors and other vendors doing business with the City to increase the amount of goods and services provided by local businesses owned by minorities, women, and other socially and economically disadvantaged groups. To […]