The community came out in an effort to stop violence in the city.
Folks participated in today's "Campaign Non-Violence" walk in Springfield.
"Campaign Non-Violence" is an organization that acknowledges different forms of violence and causes of violence in the community.
By creating a community conversation, the group says we can explore ways to build peace together.
"What we want to do is lift up the names of the people who have died a violent death and so senseless they need not be to prevent deaths like that. We want to teach people how to live together in non-violent ways," said Reverend Lauren Holm of Bethesda Lutheran Church.
"Campaign Non-Violence" has chapters in several states and other countries.
The group tries to encourage neighbors to get to know each other as a way to stop senseless violence in the city.
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