The Reduce the Violence Committee will host a Peace Walk, May 17, which will end at Canal Park Stadium.
Students and families who want to walk in the event should arrive at 9:30 a.m. at the Quaker Square/University of Akron parking lot on South Summit St. and East Mill St. or the AMHA building at 100 West Cedar St.
Residents may digitally add their signatures to the pledge for safer neighborhoods and schools at the group’s Facebook page. The names will be displayed with all the other students signatures at the RubberDucks’ large screen.
The event will feature food, teen rappers and a chance to win both a girl’s and boy’s bike and other prizes.
Remarks begin at 10:15 a.m. at Canal Park, downtown Akron.
High school students also may make their own school audio or audio/video “Peace Pledge/Message” to be played or displayed on the large screen.