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A Race Relations Forum Opens It's Floor To The Community.

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Race relations in the community is sometimes a topic that people don't like talking about. But with the increasing racial tension nationally, a local group said that needs to change.

The Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Binghamton hosted a community forum Sunday afternoon titled "After Ferguson: Searching for Justice and Peace." The forum was held to discuss race relations in different areas such as law enforcement and political issues.

"I'm hoping a couple of different messages will be sent out. One is that we, in our congregation, and we, in partnering with the various community organizations, want to stand as a bridge. We want to be allies with people of color, with police officers, with the whole community; so that we can find a way to move forward that includes everyone," said Minister of Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Binghamton Douglas Taylor.

The forum was led by six panelists from organizations like the
NAACP and the Broome County Urban League.

The floor was open and attendees were encouraged to become a part of the discussion.