Unite Against Hate

Unity in the community, what does that mean?  It can seem overwhelming or seem utopian.  Is that really possible?  If we don’t try; if we don’t have the discussions that we have to have that are a little bit awkward or a little uncomfortable… if we don’t have those conversations, if we don’t get into those sticky spots then things will remain the same. – Dan Gannon

Last August, community marches were held across the country to show solidarity in response to the events that unfolded in Charlottesville, VA during a neo-nazi, white supremacy rally.  Dan Gannon was a key organizer in the Bemidji Unite Against Hate march back in August and he is on a mission to continue the conversation around diversity and the strength it brings to our lives and communities.  Dan has organized a special event that combines art and music - all in the name of bringing unity to the community.  He stopped by the morning show this week to talk about it. 

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Americans across the country have been organizing and marching in protest of this past weekend's violent, hate-fueled and deadly Unite the Right rally in Charlottesville, VA.  Today at 5pm, people in Bemidji will gather and march in solidarity against fascism.