"Victory Walk" Saturday in Little Rock

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. - KARK & Fox16 are gearing up for their fourth Victory Over Violence community walk this weekend.

It starts at 9 a.m. on Saturday (Oct. 28) in the Wright Ave. neighborhood. The walk will start and end in the 2000 block of Battery St. at the “Battery Street Median.” 

You can click here to RSVP on Facebook.

The Victory Walk comes at a time Little Rock is reeling from 49 homicides. 

The goal of the event is to support neighborhoods and bring 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.

The KARK/Fox 16 Victory Over Violence campaign was formed in February 2017 following the fatal shootings of two Little Rock toddlers.

The 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.

The goal of the Victory Over Violence 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.

Click here for more on the Victory Over Violence campaign and crime issues in Central Arkansas.

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