MINNEAPOLIS -- Thousands of people showed up for the annual Urban League Family Day in north Minneapolis Saturday.
The event -- which featured informational booths, music, food and a parade -- started Saturday morning and continued throughout the day.
Organizers called it an important opportunity for a community too often associated with violent crime.
"We just want people to know that we're open for business, and this is a great place to be and a great place to live... letting them know that no matter what might be going on in this neighborhood, we still have love, unity and community," said Kennedy Barber with the Minneapolis Urban League.
Among the thousands who attended, was Taharra Patterson and her 2-year-old daughter, Kalea Lanae.
"It's great to see everyone coming out enjoying themselves, getting along... Coming together as one you can stop the violence," she said.
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