"Stand up:" Office of Violence Prevention and Moms Demand Action call to end violence
MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) -- Milwaukee's Office of Violence Prevention alongside the Moms Demand Action are working together to stop crime.
On Sunday, the organization had two events to get the community involved.
Lucy McBath is the mother of Jordan Davis, who was shot and killed at a Florida gas station during a confrontation over loud music. She spoke at the Parklawn Assembly of God about gun violence prevention and how she fought for her sons justice.
"Until all of us are free of gun violence, none of us have received justice," said McBath.
Reggie Moore, the director of the Office of Violence Prevention worked to launch the Blueprint for Peace. The plan is a community-driven agenda that addresses factors that drive violence in Milwaukee.
"By sharing data about domestic violence calls and the number of child protection referrals it gives people a sobering glimpse of significant the issue is," said Moore.
Survivors of violence spoke at the Black Historical Society Museum later in the afternoon.
"Communities can be healed and fixed but it requires our involvement. If we don't do that we are going to have people with a story just like mine," said Khary Penebaker, Everytown Survivor of Wisconsin.
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