Town Hall Meeting Promotes Message of Peace in Charlottesville

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Charlottesville community leaders are continuing their quest to put an end to the recent string of violence following two homicides within one week of each other earlier this month.

A town hall meeting was held Tuesday night at the Mount Zion Baptist Church by the organizations HYPE, or Helping Young People Evolve, and the City of Promise. One of their goals was to educate those in attendance about anti-violence resources and prevention methods.

"We decided to break into three groups tonight - one that deals with prevention, another that deals with coordinated response, another that deals with community outreach - so that people might know where to find some of the resources, how we can stop the violence,” said Mount Zion Pastor Alvin Edwards.

There will be a peace walk promoting the same message this Friday that will focus on the Sixth Street and South First Street communities.

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