Veronica Espina

Springfield Dreams: Visions Of 2021 And Beyond

Dec 17, 2020

A pandemic, a civil rights uprising, economic turmoil, an historic election – this year has brought many hardships. It has made the inequalities and divisions in our society clearer. It’s also been a time for reflection and change.

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.