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, CUPHD/Shield CU COVID, Courage Connection and Prince Robertson presented community resources for youth and families.
Put the Guns Down
City staff City Manager Dorothy David, Deputy City Managers Joan Walls and Matt Roeschley, Community Relations Manager Tracy Parsons, and Community Relations Specialist Mary Catherine Roberson attended the “Put the Guns Down” peace rally in Hessel Park hosted by HV Neighborhood Transformation (HVNT) on May 20. Several City of Champaign Council Members were also in attendance. HVNT Executive Director Maurice Hayes urged the community to stand together to end gun violence.