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Getting the Tallahassee Community Talking

Tallahassee Forward
Posted at 7:15 AM, Oct 19, 2015
and last updated 2015-10-19 05:46:51-04

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) -- An upcoming event is helping to connect the community and get Tallahassee talking.

Tallahassee Forward - Communities Connecting Through Conversation is a day-long series of workshops, speakers and a public forum.

Mayor Andrew Gillum and his staff created this event as a revamp of the traditional Mayor's Summit on Race, Culture and Human Relations.

It deals with topics like education inequality, health disparities, economic empowerment and bullying. There's also a presentation recognizing seven of Tallahassee's exceptional youth for making a difference in the community.

This year's keynote speaker is Father Greg Boyle, the founder and executive director of Homeboy Industries. it's the largest gang intervention, rehabilitation and re-entry program in the United States.

Tallahassee Mayor Andrew Gillum says he's proud that the Tallahassee community always comes together for these types of improvement initiatives, like this summer's Neighbors on the Block and the hundreds who took part in the inaugural Longest Table.

Tallahassee Forward - Communities Connecting Through Conversation is Monday, October 26, from 7:30 a.m. until 4 p.m. Everything is at the Turnbull Conference Center (555 W. Pensacola Street). Tickets are $25 and all are invited to take part.

For more information, call (850) 891-8290 or click here.