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Strong Minds, Strong Men rally aims to address race issues

INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) — African American men came together on Saturday to unite at the “Strong Minds, Strong Men” rally.

Dozens of people gathered in downtown Indianapolis for the empowerment event.

They covered topics including health and educational disparities and effective ways to address conflicts in the Black community.

Congressman Andre Carson spoke at the event, trying to reach out to young men who may have been experiencing troubles.

“I think various organizations who have different interests and different agendas perhaps coming together for a common good,” said Carson. “Those elected officials who are here, attorneys who are here, those faith leaders who are here to come together to figure out ways we can come together and solve problems in this very hostile environment.”

Carson and other organizers say this event was an opportunity for people so connect with resources within the community.