Marcelline Koch

Daisy Contreras / NPR Illinois

University of Illinois at Springfield students are pushing for more dialogue around racism on and off campus.

This is after photos of two UIS employees dressed up in Halloween costumes depicting a U.S. border patrol agent arresting a man wearing a sombrero were shared on Facebook.

Some argue the issue of racism is deeply rooted in the Springfield community.

Dominican Sisters of Springfield

A group of  Springfield Dominican Sisters traveled to El Paso, Texas to volunteer at a Catholic shelter for asylum seekers. The shelter -- called Annunciation House -- receives migrants and their families after they've been released by Immigration and Customs Enforcement Officials.