Concerns about controversial propaganda will be addressed at an upcoming meeting.
A town hall focused on human rights is taking place from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Monday.
The Prince William County Human Rights Commission is hosting the event at Colgan High School in Manassas, according to a release from the county.
Representatives from the commission, the Prince William County Police Department (PWCPD), and the Prince William Commonwealth’s Attorney’s Office will serve as panelists.
Event participants will learn about how the agencies keep protect them, especially during times of adversity.
Officials decided to hold the meeting after community members express unease about Ku Klux Klan fliers.
“Part of living in a diverse community like Prince William County is that there are a wide variety of competing beliefs, world views, ideologies and political opinions,” Human Rights Office Executive Director Raul Torres said in a release. “Seeing the world through those different lenses offers people the opportunity to engage with others and foster a greater awareness and understanding of our differences, as well as similarities.”
Torres seeks to unify members of the public through the town hall.
“Adversity is posed within our community by certain extreme elements who seek to influence members of our community, and that is where the adversity comes from, but we want to be on the positive side and create an environment of tolerance and respect, which are the fundamental values of the majority of the members of this community,” he said.
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