LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (News release) – As part of KARK & Fox16's Victory Over Violence anti-crime initiative, the stations will host their fourth community walk and family-friendly event later this month.
Little Rock Mayor Mark Stoldola and Little Rock police officer Michael Ford talk with Pat Walker about the impacts the walks have on the city leading up to Saturday's Victory Walk.
The ‘Victory Walk’ will be held on Oct. 28 beginning at 9 a.m. in the Wright Avenue neighborhood. The walk will start and end in the 2000 block of Battery St. at the “Battery Street Median.”
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The Victory Walk comes at a time Little Rock is reeling from 48 homicides.
The goal of this event will be supporting neighborhoods and bringing people together. Everyone's invited to join in for the walk through the neighborhood. Following the walk, there will be a family-friendly event with free food, kids activities and giveaways until 11 a.m.
This concept of the Victory Walk 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. More than 2,000 people have attended Victory Walks since the first event in May.
"At our last three events, we had numerous people request the Victory Walk come to their neighborhood," said KARK-Fox16 News Director Austin Kellerman. "Historically, Wright Avenue has seen its share of crime. We think this event sends the right message to people in that neighborhood looking to turn things around."
Victory Over Violence was formed in 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.
For more on the Victory Over Violence campaign and the crime issue in Central Arkansas, click here.
To order a Victory Over Violence shirt ahead of this event, click here.
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