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Youth Summit On Race Relations & Crime

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A Congressional Conversations on Race session was held September 29, 2012 at the old courthouse in downtown St. Louis. Local youth were asked to come up with ways of improving race relations and fighting violent crime (KMOX/Brad Choat)

A Congressional Conversations on Race session was held September 29, 2012 at the old courthouse in downtown St. Louis. Local youth were asked to come up with ways of improving race relations and fighting violent crime (KMOX/Brad Choat)

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ST. LOUIS (KMOX) - It was the fourth of its kind in the nation.

St. Louis held a “Congressional Conversations on Race” session, Saturday, sponsored by the Faith and Politics Institute.

Missouri Congressman Lacy Clay (D-St. Louis) hosted youth from local schools and community groups for a daylong chat about race relations and youth violence, “Let’s steer the conversation away from debate and blame toward listening, understanding, shared humanity, and cooperation.”

Clay said he’s hopeful the youth of St. Louis will have ideas for adults on how to stop violent crime and improve relations between all races.

The St. Louis session followed ones previously held in California, Louisiana, and North Carolina.

 

 

 

 

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