"Roc the Peace" brings community together to promote peace

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ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WHEC) – A free event in the community aims to spread peace. The 13th annual “Roc the Peace" fest was held at Jones Square Park on Saturday.

Community members got to enjoy free food, speakers, and a variety of entertainment. The message is to honor victims of inner-city violence, and to try to stop future incidents from happening.

"There are people who care. There are so many good kids out here playing, and it’s just a positive environment. Over all these years, there’s never been violence at this event. And it’s just a positive atmosphere in a hard time,” said Tamara Howard, Vice President of “Roc the Peace.”

For those who weren’t able to attend today, you can donate to their website here.

Money goes toward funding various community organizations aimed at putting a stop to the violence.