YAKIMA, Wash. - Around 50 people from around the valley showed up at Washington Middle School on Thursday.
It was the first-ever human rights public forum for Yakima.
Officials from the Washington State Human Rights Commission attended the event, aong with representatives from other councils in the state.
Fighting discrimination was the main focus of the forum.
The forum brought about the 'Study Circles' concept, which gave background information on ways Yakima can establish a local council.
Event coordinator Ken Lewis said the next step is to gather volunteers who'd like to serve on commissions around the valley.