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Community Speaks march planned for Saturday

SALISBURY — Local minister Latasha Wilks has planned a Saturday march as a call to stand against violence in the community. The Community Speaks march is planned from 4:30-7 p.m. at the graffiti wall, at the corner of West Horah and South Main streets.

Wilks said the march is a gathering of the community to come together as one in standing against the violence that has plagued the city of Salisbury.

The leaders of the community have come together in efforts to address the issues that concern the citizens of Salisbury. She declared in her post that if you stand in the realms of nonviolence, you should join the march.

Wilks said in doing the march she hopes to form a coalition among other organizations and local government to “Stop The Violence.”
 Wilks believes that life matters, no matter what walk of life you come from. Organizers will be at Mean Mug coffee shop tonight from 5-7 p.m. for sign making and fellowship to prepare for the event. Wilks said they strongly encourage people to come out to support the walk and the cause.
The demonstration will include the following speakers — Latasha Wilks, associate minister of Mount Zion Missionary Baptist Church; Anthony Smith, pastor of Mission House; Alvena Heggins, founder of the Human Praxis Insitute; Bradley Taylor, senior pastor of Outreach Christian Ministries; Minette Smith, director of Greate Women and Men United. There will also be performances by soloist Danielle Burris and Younique Starz directed by Jamella Brown, who will do a “Colors On The Ground” performance.

“We will stand in love, honor, peace, respect and most all nonviolence,” she said.

Wilks is also president of Let’s Lend a Helping Hand Inc.

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