Speaker discusses importance of kids making change in Topeka

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TOPEKA, Kan. (WIBW) - An event held Friday discussed the next steps after the Brown vs. Board decision 65 years ago.

Dr. Ruben West, a Topeka native, spoke at the First United Methodist Church, saying the world is still working towards the goal the decision established. West said it's important for young people, especially in Topeka, to get involved in change for the better.

He says the best way to do that is keep kids in the Capitol City.

"We're building for the future. It's not just the youth that is leaving, it's the future that is leaving," West said. "So what we're accomplishing is to give them a long-term vision of what Topeka could look like 20, 30, 50 years from now."

West said Topeka has great things and great people and plenty of untapped potential in the community that could make the city even better.