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Cedar Valley Human Rights Conference explores discrimination

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WATERLOO (KWWL) A conference exploring the realities of discrimination and how to break down barriers took place in Waterloo Thursday.

It was the 12th annual Cedar Valley Human Rights Conference at Allen College. The conference featured a keynote speaker and several breakout sessions.

Those sessions focused on various topics, including fair housing and disabilities.

About 160 people from the Waterloo/Cedar Falls area attended the conference.

The new director of the Waterloo Commission on Human Rights said discrimination still exists in our communities.

"It's taken a different form. Some individuals are a little more saavy about how, but the reality is people are still getting hurt. Still getting left out, whether it's employment, housing, education, credit, etc," said Abraham Funchess, Waterloo Commission on Human Rights Director.

The goal from the conference is to come up with practical solutions that can be applied to the Cedar Valley to end discrimination.

Reporter: Danielle Wagner

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