FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WFFT) -- Two organizations in Fort Wayne held a forum Thursday on Facebook on racial injustice in the United States. It's one of several conversations held throughout the year, each changing as topics come to the forefront.
Members of Fort Wayne United and City Life spoke with White faith leaders in Fort Wayne and talked about how they're helping their communities and are working to be a part of the solution to the problem.
"Begin to lead our community in these conversation and we wanted to assume responsibility," says Nygel Simms. "The communication needs to happen, they're tough but we need them."
Simms is with Youth of Christ and says these conversations can be difficult but work to bring solutions.
"Advocacy versus action, it's one thing to advocate it's another to send actions and solutions," he says.
These conversations first started with COVID-19, helping educate primarily the Southeast side of Fort Wayne on the dangers of the pandemic.
"We had doctors, faith leaders, health professionals giving instructions to remain safe," says Iric Headley with FW United.
He says the talk brought about change right away.
"From week one to week two we had several leaders ay we went to Menards, Kroger and a lot more people had masks on," he says.