Augusta, Georgia (WJBF) – From the death of eight-year-old Arbra Anthony to the shooting at Lounge 706, there was a fair amount of violence in Richmond County – but on Saturday Mona Mitchell wants to bring peace.
“Tomorrow we are building our village. Tomorrow we get together and love each other, ”said Dream Team Monae founder Mona Mitchell.
She is organizing a kickball action “Stop Violence” – she hopes to bring peace and unity after several weeks of violence.
“What happens to young people is where they feel they need to take their lives. As we were told, to raise a child, we need a village, so I gather this village together. “
The event will feature music, free food, a DJ, several vendors and jet skis on the lake.
It will also give people the opportunity to meet and talk with members of the Richmond County Sheriff’s Office.
“It will give more awareness and more freedom to ask them questions or do what the police have to offer for us,” said Dream Team Monae president Ernst Washington.
The organizers hope that this partnership will improve relations with the police in the society.
“We want to see unity in our community. Make sure they can contact the police if they need help. The police are here for our protection or our help, ”Washington said.
The event will take place on Saturday, February 19 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. in Diamond Lakes Park.