‘Hate Violence’ event set Oct. 26 in Lake Charles - KPLC 7 News, Lake Charles, Louisiana

‘Hate Violence’ event set Saturday in Lake Charles

(Source: Keith Honore) (Source: Keith Honore)
LAKE CHARLES, LA (KPLC) -

A group of young people have organized a "Hate Violence Movement" rally in the City of Lake Charles for Southwest Louisiana residents.

The event will be from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 26 in Lock Park in Lake Charles.

Organizers say the goal is to shift the focus of violence into a passion for the arts.

There will be speakers, music, art activities and more.

Keith Honore, an organizer, said the concept came after several violent incidents within the city.

"The purpose of this movement is to increase awareness of violence within our community and consequently, decrease the occurrence of violence," Honore said.

Honore said the event will center on issues like domestic violence, bullying (interpersonal and cyber), gang violence, rapes and homicides.

"Through this movement, we plan to refocus our youth's attention away from violence by implementing extracurricular activities such as an essay contest and a competition of the arts – dance, music, art," he added.

For more information, including contest details and rules, visit https://www.facebook.com/HateViolenceLC or e-mail HateViolencelc@gmail.com.

You can also call (337) 526-9148.

Copyright 2013 KPLC. All rights reserved.

  • More Local NewsNewsMore>>

  • Flu season already hitting Louisiana hard

    Flu season already hitting Louisiana hard

    Wednesday, December 13 2017 8:11 PM EST2017-12-14 01:11:05 GMT
    (Source: Maranda Whittington/KPLC)(Source: Maranda Whittington/KPLC)
    Flu season is upon us.  But according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, South Carolina, Mississippi and Louisiana are already seeing high levels of flu activity. "Our ER director here at the hospital mentioned to me today that we've seen definitely in the last two weeks an increase in cases," said Christus St. Patrick's Infectious Disease Specialist, Dr. Timothy Haman. "Two to three to four patients a day, and we saw six yesterday."  H...More >>
    Flu season is upon us.  But according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, South Carolina, Mississippi and Louisiana are already seeing high levels of flu activity. "Our ER director here at the hospital mentioned to me today that we've seen definitely in the last two weeks an increase in cases," said Christus St. Patrick's Infectious Disease Specialist, Dr. Timothy Haman. "Two to three to four patients a day, and we saw six yesterday."  H...More >>
  • Long-term solution coming for downtown sinkholes

    Long-term solution coming for downtown sinkholes

    Wednesday, December 13 2017 7:39 PM EST2017-12-14 00:39:35 GMT
    (SOURCE: The City of Lake Charles)(SOURCE: The City of Lake Charles)

    Sinkholes in the road are an issue all over Lake Charles and a pretty common sight in the Downtown area. Drivers usually have to dodge the cones, especially on Division Street. If you drive down the stretch of Division Street, in between Ryan and Bilbo, you're probably used to avoiding a sinkhole. The most recent one was fixed Tuesday, caused by a cracked drainage line under the street where water seeped out and created a void. “They just go in, cut out a section and pour as...

    More >>

    Sinkholes in the road are an issue all over Lake Charles and a pretty common sight in the Downtown area. Drivers usually have to dodge the cones, especially on Division Street. If you drive down the stretch of Division Street, in between Ryan and Bilbo, you're probably used to avoiding a sinkhole. The most recent one was fixed Tuesday, caused by a cracked drainage line under the street where water seeped out and created a void. “They just go in, cut out a section and pour as...

    More >>
  • HEAR THEM SING: Henry Heights French Immersion program sings Christmas carols

    HEAR THEM SING: Henry Heights French Immersion program sings Christmas carols

    Wednesday, December 13 2017 7:32 PM EST2017-12-14 00:32:10 GMT
    (Source: KPLC)(Source: KPLC)

    Students in the French Immersion program at Henry Heights stopped by KPLC Midday today to sing Christmas Carols. We hope you enjoy the music as much as we did.

    More >>

    Students in the French Immersion program at Henry Heights stopped by KPLC Midday today to sing Christmas Carols. We hope you enjoy the music as much as we did.

    More >>
Powered by Frankly