GREENSBORO, N.C. — Race and policing will be the center of attention during an upcoming panel series in Greensboro.

The Community-City Working Group has organized a series called, “A Conversation on Policing and Race: What Needs to Change?” It’s the first of several panel discussions on the topics.

Members of the Community-City Working Group, including Greensboro Mayor Nancy Vaughan and Rev. Nelson Johnson, of the Beloved Community Center, hosted a news conference about the discussions Monday.

They say they hope these discussions help Greensboro become a model for surrounding areas and the rest of the nation.

“This is obviously a city that really is hungry for this discussion and hungry for change to do something different,” said Vaughan.