First-ever ‘Stop the Violence’ march held in North Nashville

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Dozens of Nashvillians took to the streets Saturday to call for an end to recent violence.

The event was put on by the Keva Foundation as the organization’s inaugural ‘Stop the Violence’ march.

The event kicked off with a panel discussion at Jefferson Street Baptist Church at 9 a.m.

Organizers said the goal of the march is to get more resources to work with juvenile court and the school system while also bringing different organizations together to stop crime before it happens. 

“I know there is a lot of influence out here but if you stay focused and tap into your own greatness, I feel like the sky’s the limit,” said march participant, Kendrick Jones.

Jones and fellow march participant, Orlando Patterson, hope the message gets through to Nashville’s youth.

“Don’t be a product of your environment because you can always overcome any circumstance,” Patterson said.

The march went from Citizens Bank to Hadley Park.

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