Peace Weekend hopes to inspire communities to make Macon-Bibb safer | News
The campaign to prevent murders and violence in Macon-Bibb kicked off Peace Weekend at Memorial Park Gym Friday night. #Macon30 is a social media campaign designed to inspire everyone to do their part to stop the violence in the city. It was inspired by a string of murders earlier this year, including a span of one week where there were multiple murders. The original campaign hoped to not have any murders over the course of 30 days, but there was a murder four days into the campaign.
The Peace weekend focuses on three themes over three days and has events corresponding with each day: Unify and Uplift on Friday, Love Thy Neighbor on Saturday, and Keeping the Peace on Sunday. Community Activist Danny Glover says "It's time for us to do the work that needs to be done and basically organize in our communities more. Go out there and talk to each other."
Friday: Unify and Uplift
Community Resource Fair: 5 to 6:30 p.m. at Memorial Park Gymnasium
8-on-8 Basketball Tournament: 7 to 9:30 in Memorial Park Gymnasium
Saturday: Love Thy Neighbor
Clean-Up: 8 to 10 a.m. at Memorial Park Community Center Block Party: Noon to 5 p.m. at the corner of Telfair Street and Prince Street in Macon
Sunday: Keeping the Peace
Intercessory Prayer Across South Macon
Peace in the Park: 4 p.m. to Dusk in Central City Park