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Stop the Violence hosts first ever community cookout

Attendees listen to speakers at the Stop the Violence cookout (Source: WALB) Attendees listen to speakers at the Stop the Violence cookout (Source: WALB)
Terry Martin, Organizer (Source: WALB) Terry Martin, Organizer (Source: WALB)
ALBANY, GA (WALB) -

Rain couldn't keep some community members from discussing an important topic Saturday: violence.

About 50 Albany residents showed up to Robert Cross Park.

"Brothers and Sisters in Unity" is a nonprofit organization designed to help build the community while trying to stop all violence. 

Saturday's cookout was the first. The goal is to provide young adults with access to the General Education Development program, through Albany Technical College and inform attendees on employment through Dougherty County. 

Even Albany Police Chief Michael Persley attended. 

Albany community member, Terry Martin, was one organizer who has a goal of getting more people to learn about how to end violence.

"It means a whole lot to me just being out here with friends, just hanging out, with no killings going on," said Martin.

The next Stop the Violence event will be July 22 at the Carver Teen Center in Albany.

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