Group aims for inclusion

Fairmont – Last October, several dozen people participated in a community discussion on race at Fairmont Elementary School.

Two weeks ago, a follow-up discussion occurred, and on Thursday a third meeting took place to continue the conversation.

The discussion was led by Bukata Hayes, executive director of the Greater Mankato Diversity Council, who was working in conjunction with Region Nine Development Commission and Fairmont Community Education and Recreation.

Last meeting, those present thought two ideas would most help continue the conversation about race in the community. Those ideas were: creating opportunities to have casual conversations with each other and finding a way to showcase different people’s stories through the newspaper or some other form.

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