Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Silence The Violence Rally Held At Market Square

Market Square played host to the second annual Silence the Violence rally today. The rally was held last year at Freedom Corner, and has grown significantly since then with the support of the Three Rivers Community Foundation. The rally is unusual because it's organized by kids. City Council members Patrick Dowd and Bruce Kraus were in attendance and former Councilman Sala Udin also spoke. Representatives from various anti-violence groups throughout the city were present. Children presented art work, original poems, spoken word and rap songs that spoke against violence and for peace. Students also made speeches.

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