An annual march first held years ago in response to an uptick in gang violence in Northeast Los Angeles, but now more of an exercise in community building and unity, will be held this Saturday, March 29.
Organizers of the two-part community event, which includes a resource fair following the peace walk, say their goal is to create “solidarity for safer communities and homes, ending gang and domestic violence.”
While “great strides” have been made by local enforcement to reduce crime in the area, organizers say there’s still more that can be done.
The event kicks off at 12 p.m. Participants will meet at Christian Assembly Church – 2424 Colorado Blvd where opening remarks will be made, followed by the walk to Saint Bernard’s Church – 2615 W. Avenue 33 – where a resources fair featuring more than 30 participants offering everything from HIV testing & blood pressure screening, to free Child ID cards, food, music, soccer games, and a variety of other free children activities will take place. The Kiwanis Club will donate a riding helmet to every child who completes the LAPD provided, safe bicycle riding course.
For more information, contact Dr. Stan Moore at email@example.com or by calling (323) 256-1024, or Heinrich Keifer, firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit the Kiwanis Club website www.KiwanisGHP.org.