City Convenes Race, Human Relations Conference

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More than 200 people gathered recently in Moscow, Idaho, to explore race and human relations.

"Finding the Center: An Action Oriented Human Rights Conference" was sponsored by the City of Moscow, the Moscow Human Rights Commission and the planning committee for the first action-oriented cooperative human rights conference in the Palouse region of Idaho and Washington.

The gathering provided an opportunity for participants to engage with a spectrum of regional and national experts in the field of race and human relations and others committed to building better community through respecting diversity and protecting human rights.

"This event provided a vital tapestry of new techniques and energy to strengthen race relations and human rights," said Moscow Councilmember Linda Pall, who is a member of NLC's National Black Caucus of Local Elected Officials.

A "good government" track focused on successful strategies and processes used by local officials to address race and human relations in their communities and their local government.

Panel members included: Councilmember Charleta Tavares from Columbus, Ohio: Mayor Rillastine Wilkins from Muskegon Heights, Mich. …