ST. CLOUD - Over 30 concerned citizens gathered at St. Cloud City Hall on Wednesday night to dig into the most pressing social concerns facing the community.

The St. Cloud Human Rights Commission held their second open forum, which gave participants the chance to stand up and share what they feel are the biggest problems - and solutions - in St. Cloud.

Cara Ruff is the chair of the St. Cloud Regional Human Rights Commission. She says many problems, from discrimination to crime to education, all point back to one major concern - poverty.

Some of the hot topics included housing and employment for people with criminal records, youth education, discrimination against new immigrants and crime.

Ruff says they're hoping to continue these public forums, and are looking for ways to spread the word to bring more people out.