PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) — Portland Commissioner Jo Ann Hardesty hosted a town hall Saturday with children of color to discuss how they could improve the future of the city.
The virtual round table discussed a wide range of topics, from community safety, police activity to systemic racism. Hardesty asked the youth how they feel they can take part in making a change and for ideas they want to see tried.
“You are the individuals that are going to inherit the mess that we have created as adults, and I think having your best thinking in this process is going to go a long way toward helping us build a truly just, equitable city,” said Hardesty during the virtual town hall.
Hardesty later addressed the hope that people in power will hear the concerns of the youth from Saturday’s call.
Follow KOIN 6 for the latest news and weather