An ongoing community conversation provides an opening to acknowledge and address racial disparities in our region.

Crossing the Difference Divide
Three practices to build bridges across difference… and find new ways to think about old problems.
Let’s Talk: Improving Racial and Cultural Relationships
To meet today’s serious challenges, people of goodwill need to be in dialogue.
Consciously Guard Against Unconscious Bias in the Workplace
The first step is to make this unconscious human tendency a conscious target for improvement.
Transforming Conversations on Race
To uncover opportunities for a transformative dialogue, we must move past the myths.
Hiring Individuals with Disabilities
Practice inclusion—and improve the culture of your organization.
In February, Museum Specialist Mary Elliott visited Peoria for the Caterpillar Visitors Center’s Black History Month Celebration and provided an inside look at the museum, its intended story and its impact on visitors.
Changes in the workforce and society have transformed the talent landscape, making inclusion a true business imperative. 
The Peoria Good Neighbor Team seeks to provide refugees with basic relief items, support and shelter.

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Religious art, in a variety of forms, reveals a common yearning for hope and transcendence.

Central Illinois Perspective
Beauty in the Divine
Along with the two museums at the Spalding Pastoral Center, St. Mary's Cathedral is a tribute to the rich heritage of Peoria’s Catholic community—and a testament to the beauty that unites its diverse population.
Fine Arts Enshrined in Pekin
A magnificent old building on Walnut Street gains new purpose as a center for arts and culture.
Sparking Community, Igniting Knowledge
Lit. on Fire is more than a used bookstore… it’s a center for community discussion and connection.
Where Earth Meets Sky
A landscape painter and lifelong artist finds a new role as a gallery owner in Morton.
Welcoming spring to Peoria... There is no shortage of things to do in March and April!
10 things you didn't know about the managing director of The Mansion on Walnut and executive director of Pekin Academy of Fine Arts...
Since his ordination as a priest in 1919 at St. Mary’s Cathedral in Peoria, Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen has been an international icon of service and faith.