The state of Illinois has awarded $4.5 million to fund racial healing efforts across the state and to help people of color who have been disproportionately impacted by the pandemic. IWU used its $32,000 grant to host a virtual anti-racism and racial justice workshop featuring the performing arts company BrownBody. The event was part of the university's Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Celebration. IWU assistant professor for theatre arts Michelle Gibbs discussed the event with Tiffani Jackson, from WGLT.
Jackson, Tiffani, "Professor Gibbs on the State Grant to Promote Racial Healing" (2021). Interviews for WGLT. 82.