Community leaders gather for the 6th Annual Urban Summit

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Unity, engagement, activism and change; those are a few of the themes that community leaders will discuss during the 6th Annual Urban Summit.

Community leaders said they hope to enhance economic growth and improve the quality of life in the urban core.

"Our theme this year was, to remember, reignite, and reclaim the dream. We really developed that because there is so much turmoil, across the country right now. It has been for a while. So we think that people need to back up and think about how do we really want to operate as the United States of America," Arlana Coleman, one of the event organizers, explained.

Rev. Raphael Warnock, the Senior Pastor of the historic Ebenezer Baptist Church where the Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr. was a pastored, spoke with the group. He said the Summit comes at a time when the issues in our country seem overwhelming.

"I think when we look in the rear view mirror and see the civil rights movement, there was the temptation to  assume those victories were inevitable. The truth is, they were improbable and yet people found a way to solve those problems and certainly we can find a way to face up to the complex problems that confront us today," Dr. Rev. Raphael Warnock said.

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