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Community gathers to address race following Charlottesville events

Community gathers to address race following Charlottesville events
Community gathers to address race following Charlottesville events
Posted at 4:30 PM, Aug 23, 2017
and last updated 2017-08-23 14:45:19-04

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) - Local residents and leaders are gathering for a community conversation to address race, hate and bigotry.

It's in response to the recent violence in Charlottesville, Virginia. Wednesday night's event follows last week's "Embrace Tallahassee - Unite in Love" vigil at Lake Ella.

Event organizers invited leaders such as Leon County Sheriff Walt McNeil, State Attorney Jack Campbell and others to lead a discussion with the community on actions that can be taken to address bigotry and discrimination.

The public is invited to attend this event to hear from those panelists and really talk about the issues facing our country.

Tonight's community conversation, hosted by New Leaders Council Tallahassee and the Florida Government Bar Association, started at 5:30 p.m. and will run until 7 p.m.