Stop the Violence concert hopes to spread awareness
A “Stop the Violence” concert will be held Saturday, March 11, starting at 7 p.m. in the Robert E. Lee building located in Chase City.
The event is open to the public, and everyone is invited to come out and hear the talents of local artists as well as listen to what community activists have to say about recent violence in the Chase City area.
Stop the Violence is a movement that has recently started in Chase City to spread awareness in the community about the problems that are occurring and ask the community to come together to form a solution. The heads of the movement, Quinton Watson, Dwight Ashe and Derrick Bowers, all Chase City locals, are trying to bring about changes in the community.
The Stop the Violence concert was the collective idea of Watson, Ashe and Bowers as a way to give the community a chance to unify and focus on the issues of the town together.
There will be a $5 donation at the door, and all the money raised will be given to the children of recent victims of violence in Chase City. There have been two murders in Chase City within the past six months.
Watson said this event is just the beginning, and he hopes to have an event for the public to go to every month to bring the community together and keep the public informed.