The event, sponsored by Mothers Against Teen Violence, brought together the community for speeches and performances to talk about the issue of violence.
Members of the community took turns sharing their thoughts.
Event organizers say that the issue of violence in the city of Erie needs to be addressed before anyone else gets hurt.
"We need to get to know each other before we lose one another and have to go see each other at vigils. I wanna get together before vigil like at this community picnic,” says Sonya Arrington from Mothers Against Teen Violence.
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