Working for sounds of peace to overcome sounds of violence

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MILWAUKEE (WITI) -- Shootings in Milwaukee have almost become a common occurrence, but one native says she's fed up with the violence and plans to make more noise in her neighborhood than the gunfire.

Suncierra Whitehoran is celebrating her March 22nd birthday with a peaceful rally.

"I want to make the same noise with peace as the violence is making -- maybe more," said Whitehoran. "As man may know, there is a lot of violence that is around in this area and I wanted to bring this event right to the place where violence has been going on."

The collaboration of song, dance and prayer was held inside Washington Park Center. Those in attendance say everyone can take something away from the rally.

"It sounds like us and looks like us being unified rather than being separate," said Daniel Harris.

"Take it home and instill it in our nieces and our nephews and those who may not come to an event like this," said Jumaane Cheatham.

The rally was not only a celebration of peace, but a memorial for those harmed by gun violence in Milwaukee. It was co-sponsored by Guns Down Milwaukee.

5 comments

  • Stephen

    heres a message your community leaders should be spreading, esp. to 18-30 blk males
    1. FINISH HIGH SCHOOL
    2. GOT TO COLLEGE, IF NOT GET A JOB, KEEP A JOB
    3. DO NOT HAVE BABIES OUT OF WEDLOCK

    done !

  • Hooptie Pete

    It appears the rally was all older white people. I didn’t know older white people were the ones responsible for all the violence in the inner city.

    There is no hope for the inner city

  • Suncierra

    It’s very unfortunate that comments like the one above!! Negativity will get us no where and actually all colors and race attended the event but you wouldn’t know because you was not there to support. But I’ll pray that God will bless you and I do believe there is hope for the inner city and it only takes one person to start change. Whoever you are you be bless !!

  • david Pringle

    so glad to all you my cousin, I am sorry for all the negativity some are posting, but if you peace rally stops 1 act of violence, you are being heard, happy birthday an so many more…..

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