Councilwoman Moore wraps up Peoria's South-West Kiwanis club Black History Month lunch series

By WEEK Reporter

February 28, 2014 Updated Feb 28, 2014 at 11:46 AM CDT

PEORIA, Ill. -- The former ALDI store was among the key issues Councilwoman Denise Moore shared with Peoria's South-dash-west Kiwanis club Thursday morning.

Moore was a keynote speaker, wrapping the group's Black History Month lunch series.

"This has been a month of firsts for us," said South-West Kiwanis Club President Ronald A. Givens. "She is the first African American councilwoman to be elected to Peoria City Council. So seeing how she's doing and how she's working to improve things and make things much better for a lot of us, it gives us an opportunity of hope."

During her talks, Councilwoman Moore explored the history of African Americans in Peoria and emphasized the importance of community engagement.

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