Peace in the Streets campaign
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ALBANY, N.Y. -- People in the community gathered on Elizabeth Street in Albany to help fight violence and support each other through the "Peace in the Streets" campaign.
The Trinity Alliance's SNUG program hosted Friday's block party. Families and District Attorney David Soares came together with city officials at the barbeque.
Event organizers and parents say they hope bringing the community together at events like this teaches children violence isn't the right choice when it comes to dealing with life situations.
"We can have a peaceful time just by talking to each other, getting to know and understand each other. That's all we can show them the right way and lead by example," said Vivian Kornegay, community outreach coordinator.
"If we're growing up together, living in one community and they're playing sports and spending time with one another, they’re not going to grow up and have violence communities like this are accustomed to and were seeing a big change right now in the City of Albany because of activists and organizations that come together, like SNUG," said Soares.
If you'd like to support the Trinity Alliance of the Capital Region, visit www.trinityalliancealbany.org.