COMMUNITY LEADERS DISCUSS WAYS TO BRING PEOPLE TOGETHER AT PANEL EVENT

Panel At Bh Event

<p><p><p><p><p><p><p><p><p><p><p><p><p><div class=”_rw_9″></div></p></p></p></p></p></p></p></p></p></p></p></p><p><p>Story by WVUA 23’s Grace Campbell.</p><div></div><p><p class=”xmsonormal” style=”background: white;”><span style=”font-size: 11.5pt; font-family: ‘Segoe UI’,sans-serif; color: #212121;”>On Saturday morning, the <a href=”http://10-4corporation.org/node/1″>10-4 corporation</a> held the Black History Commemoration Program at Stillman College. Everyone was welcome to attend. A panel of various leaders was at the event and answered questions on how to promote diversity and inclusion among all communities across the world.</span></p><p class=”xmsonormal” style=”background: white;”><span style=”font-size: 11.5pt; font-family: ‘Segoe UI’,sans-serif; color: #212121;”>“The purpose of this event is basically to develop strategies and solutions to help all communities,” founder of 10-4 corporation Ransey O’Daniel said. “We don’t point fingers or play the blame game or anything like that. What we really want to do is just develop solutions and strategies to fix the issues.</span></p><p class=”xmsonormal” style=”background: white;”><span style=”font-size: 11.5pt; font-family: ‘Segoe UI’,sans-serif; color: #212121;”>Topics like the economy, crime, mental health, inclusion and issues that face all communities were discussed. It gave citizens a chance to voice their thoughts and concerns so officials can try and implement some change.</span></p><p class=”xmsonormal” style=”background: white;”><span style=”font-size: 11.5pt; font-family: ‘Segoe UI’,sans-serif; color: #212121;”>“I learned we have to be where the people are,” member of 10-4 corporation Stevetta Temple said. “It’s so important to know what they need, but if we’re not in the community knocking on doors, going where they’re at, how do we know what they need?”</span></p><p class=”xmsonormal” style=”background: white;”><span style=”font-size: 11.5pt; font-family: ‘Segoe UI’,sans-serif; color: #212121;”>Temple said she learned that a lot of the people on the panel had the same mindset about figuring out what people in the community need.</span></p><p class=”xmsonormal” style=”background: white;”><span style=”font-size: 11.5pt; font-family: ‘Segoe UI’,sans-serif; color: #212121;”>The 10-4 corporation holds the panels quarterly to promote racial reconciliation and to bring unity among the community.</span></p></p></p></p>

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