How does change get accomplished when it comes to racial inequality and police brutality? Bukata Hayes, executive director of the Greater Mankato Diversity Council says change starts small and then grows.

“We’ll see gains and movements through our local work,” said Hayes. “As a collective, large group we’ll bring the issue to the federal level where attention and dollars can be brought to a level that individuals can’t do.”

Hayes says this situation has been an awakening for many to see issues that have been present for many years.