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Hundreds discouraged over Trump transition pack community meeting

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More than 500 people uneasy about Donald Trump's transition to president packed a Nashville ballroom Thursday night.

The meeting, titled "Where Do We Go From Here," pushed people to take action in their communities.

Those who attended the meeting say different emotions drove them there.

"I was devastated, honestly. I was super sad and super shocked,” said Caitlin Hart.

"There are a lot of people kind of upset,” said Grayson Downs.

“I felt discouraged. I felt disappointed. I think I had to grieve for a couple of days, and now I feel like I am ready to get moving."

But all of them had one thing in common: They want to do something.

Showing Up For Racial Justice felt it was their duty to get the conversation going.

“We wanted to create a space where people can process their emotions about the election and figure out ways to turn those emotions into action,” said Molly Lasagna with SURJ.

They included examples of different actions such as donating to a charity you feel is at risk post-election, volunteering to work for a law firm that defends causes you believe in or simply engaging in dialogue with people who don't think like you do.

“Nashville has a lot of love underneath it. I think many people in this town are willing to work for justice in many different ways," Lasagna said.

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