Coalition to combat gun violence in children’s march through North Charleston
A coalition of North Charleston community members will take to the streets this weekend inviting children to take a stand in an ongoing effort to combat gun violence.
On Sunday, the group, which goes by “People United To Take Back Our Community,” will unite area children, parents, teachers, law enforcement and local leaders in a march through the Waylyn community, a news release said.
The group will gather at 3 p.m. at the Shiloh Seventh-Day Adventist Church, 3914 Dorchester Road near the intersection of Ranger Drive and Constitution Avenue, according to the release.
The “Waylyn Children’s March Against Gun Violence” will start an hour later, making its way up Saratoga Road to Houston Street, down Constitution Avenue and Dorchester Road, and ending at the Jeanene Batten Community Center, 3742 Dorchester Road.
A rally will be held at the center where children will be encouraged to speak out against violence. Music, food and activities will also be available for the children to enjoy, the release said.
The event is open to anyone who wants to participate, the release said.