A Summerville community is working to gain support for an anti-violence rally it has organized.

The Robynwyn Palmetto Civic Association is holding a press conference on Wednesday to provide the public details about its upcoming third annual “Stop the Violence” rally.

Family members of victims of violence will also attend the press conference that will take place at 7 p.m. outside of Summerville Town Hall. The is scheduled for Oct. 20 at Wassamassaw Community Park, where victim’s families and community leaders will speak. Instructional forums will also be held on topics including domestic violence.

The rallies have honored those lost to violent acts from the area.

The first rally was held in October 2012 shortly after the shooting death of John Hancock in front of his nearby North Summerville home. A second rally took place at the same location in April 2013. David Boone had been killed in the same neighborhood in November 2003. Don’ta Pringle, a Summerville resident, was killed in downtown Charleston in July 2013.

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