A diverse group of about 500 Memphians attended the People’s Convention Saturday at the Paradise Entertainment Complex on Georgia Avenue, where candidates for municipal offices spoke talked about their views on issues ranging from education to housing. Photo by Andrea Morales.
The steady stream of attendees signed in at the People’s Convention, where candidates for mayor, city council and other seats, vied for their support. The prize: to be included on a slate of consensus candidates. The agenda focused on city finances, education, crime, employment and housing. Photo by Johnathan Martin.

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