MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Some people in Minneapolis are trying to make the city a welcoming place for immigrants and refugees.

The We are Minneapolis campaign held a community meeting Tuesday night at the Brian Coyle Center.

The group is trying to start a dialogue and reaffirm the city’s commitment to be a welcoming place for all people.

Tuesday night’s event held a panel discussion to talk about ways the city can be more welcoming.

The meeting is part of a nationwide effort to bring together immigrants and native-born residents.

The group is holding another event Thursday, this time focusing on the experiences of young immigration. It will be at Powderhorn Park’s west side stage from 4:30 p.m. until 6:30 p.m. If it’s raining, the event will move to Wellstone International School.