Over the past several months, social issues have become an important topic of discussion around the country.
Wilmington firefighter Nicholas Shepard has been following those issues and civil unrest around the country over the past several months. While he understands people’s concerns, Shepard also feels that people shouldn’t allow their differences to come between them.
“People are going to have different opinions, they’re going to have different view points,” Shepard said. “But talking with somebody that doesn’t think the same as you, doesn’t look the same as you, is something that is welcomed to help us all learn and help us all grow.”
Shepard led a forum at the Wilmington Fire Department with the goal of helping the participants see things from a different point of view.