LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (News release) – As part of Fox16 & KARK’s Victory Over Violence anti-crime initiative, the stations will host a community walk and family-friendly event. The ‘Victory Walk’ will be held on May 20 at 11 a.m. in Little Rock’s Central High neighborhood..
The goal of this event will be supporting neighborhoods and bringing people together. It will begin with a walk through the historic Central High Neighborhood, starting in front of the school and ending at Centennial Park. Following the walk, there will be a family-friendly event with free food, kids activities and giveaways.
“This is a great way for us to take our anti-crime initiative to the neighborhood level. Community involvement is very important to me personally and it’s at the heart of what we do as local TV stations,” said KARK-Fox16 Creative Services Director Danielle Ray. “We recognize that with stronger neighborhoods, we can have a stronger city and the hope is, less crime.”
This event was developed after months of meetings and brainstorming with partner organizations and leaders from across the city, including the Central High, Capitol View, Stifft Station, Heights, Hillcrest, Midtown, University District, Briarwood, Downtown and Wright Avenue neighborhoods.
“The slogan that our team of city leaders and organizations came up with for this is ‘Neighborhoods Stronger Together’. So for us, it’s about connection,” added Ray. “We hope to see people from all over the city come together at this event.”
Victory Over Violence was formed February 2017 following the fatal shootings of two Little Rock toddlers. The goal of the campaign is to unite community groups and leaders and be a resource for reducing violent crime and changing lives through improvements in education, jobs, mentoring and hunger.
“Through this walk, we hope to motivate people to get involved and be part of the solution,” said KARK -Fox16 News Director Austin Kellerman. “We want to show people we aren’t just talk. It's time to step up, be active participants, and build relationships with people across Central Arkansas."
Victory Over Violence is actively seeking additional partners for the Victory Walk. If you'd like to be part of the post-walk event at Centennial Park, send us an email.
To find out what you can to do participate in the campaign, click here.
For more on the Victory Over Violence campaign and the crime issue in Central Arkansas, click here.
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