A little over a week ago, Grand Rapids Mayor, Rosalynn Bliss posted an open letter to her followers on Facebook.

In it, she expressed her wishes for unity and named the Grand Rapids Racial Equity Network as a potential solution for becoming a more "welcoming and inclusive community."

Read her full post here:

This afternoon, a diverse group of newcomers showed up to the Greater Grand Rapids Racial Equity Network's monthly meeting. Attendance more than tripled typical numbers.

According to their Facebook page, GGRREN is "committed to eliminating racialized outcomes in greater Grand Rapids."

For more information, visit their Facebook page.