During the event, several elected leaders announced their initiatives to bring opportunities to people of color in our communities and to continue the fight against gun violence on our streets. These discussions were interwoven with profound performances by youth organizations from our community to celebrate the joyous nature of our Freedom Day event.

“I believe our presence here is proof of our progress,” Council Member Farah Louis said. “Our ancestors blazed a path to freedom.”

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