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Anti-violence march happening in Lansing

Posted: 7:34 PM, Sep 20, 2019
Updated: 2019-09-20 19:34:41-04
Lansing Capital

LANSING, Mich. — An anti-violence march is happening in Lansing to bring awareness to gun violence--it's happening at the Lett's Community Center where the family and supporters have gathered.

This is the second annual "Stop the Violence" march and the community is gathering to walk from Lett's Community Center to St. Joe Park, honoring people who lost their lives to fun violence.

The march is being led by the Mikey 23 Foundation, an organization that was formed to remember the life of 23-year-old Mikey McKissic, who has shot and killed four years ago in Lansing.

"My son was murdered back in 2015, Aug. 1 of 2015, and so what my family did was instead of harping on the negative on what happened to him we turned that tragedy into something positive," Michael McKissic, Mickey Foundation Founder said. "One of the things we've seen in Lansing in the last few months is a lot of murder and one of the things we trying to bring awareness to, we want this to be an action march."

The Mikey 23 Foundation also provides opportunities for the youth construction to help them focus their attention to learning new trades to keep them out of the streets.

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