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The fatal shooting of unarmed African-American teen Michael Brown in Ferguson, MO has sparked dialogue in cities around the country. City leaders are responding to the events by hosting town hall meetings with community members. Citizens bring their questions, concerns, and opinions to the table in hopes that issues such as police-community relations, racial tension, and transparency are addressed. Read on to see how individual cities are attempting to create local solutions after the events in Ferguson. Nashville, TN A panel of community leaders in Nashville, TN took questions and comments from the audience at their town hall meeting in August, according to Nashville Scene. The goal of the meeting was to build a stronger relationship between Nashville police and citizens, to create a meaningful dialogue, and to bring community organizations that work with young men together.