People Come Together to Achieve Peace - KYTX CBS 19 Tyler Longview News Weather Sports

People Come Together to Achieve Peace

People Come Together to Achieve Peace

Posted: Updated:

LONGVIEW (KYTX) - Nearly 30 people, gathered in Downtown Longview to reunite all colors, religions, and backgrounds in light of the Florida jury's decision Saturday to acquit George Zimmerman in  Trayvon Martin's death.  Dionne Canada who came out to be part of the rally says it's not about the verdict, but peace among all with different opinions.

"It is important because of the things that are going on right now, I think back to 63 and Martin Luther King and how much he fought for peace."


Shara Lilly of Longview organized the rally which she's calling Unify Longview. She reached out to people through a Unify Longview Facebook Page she created for this event. Lilly says that the need to unify the community was here long before Saturday's verdict.
'I simply don't see any cultural awareness here"
  

And she says that is what the rally is all about.
"The group gathered in front of the Gregg County Courthouse to join hands regardless of race, religion, or social background"
But now that these people have joined together, what started as a rally, could become an organized group.
"Our objective is to bring people in of all backgrounds, and give us a place to exchange ideas, and simply talk'
Dionne appreciates that mission, and thinks if it succeeds, Longview's future will be bright.
 "If people can just be honest with themselves, there is a lot that can be done right here in Longview.'

  • Local NewsMore>>

  • Three more defendants plead guilty in 2013 Tyler Motel murder

    Three more defendants plead guilty in 2013 Tyler Motel murder

    Friday, August 22 2014 6:27 PM EDT2014-08-22 22:27:00 GMT
    Three defendants in a 2013 murder pleaded guilty and avoided a trial Friday.More >>
    Three defendants in a 2013 murder pleaded guilty and avoided a trial Friday.More >>
  • Report: Flint girl's hot car death accidental, dad drug-free

    Report: Flint girl's hot car death accidental, dad drug-free

    Friday, August 22 2014 6:24 PM EDT2014-08-22 22:24:35 GMT
    Russel Lindstrom, charged with manslaughter in the hot car death of his young daughter was in court Friday morning for a bond-reduction hearing.More >>
    Russel Lindstrom, charged with manslaughter in the hot car death of his young daughter was in court Friday morning for a bond-reduction hearing.More >>
  • Web Exclusive: New law on inheriting online accounts

    Web Exclusive: New law on inheriting online accounts

    Friday, August 22 2014 9:51 AM EDT2014-08-22 13:51:58 GMT
    When someone dies, often their online identity dies as well. A new law in one state, however, is looking to change that.  Think about all of the online footprints and accounts you've made.More >>
    When someone dies, often their online identity dies as well. A new law in one state, however, is looking to change that.  Think about all of the online footprints and accounts you've made.More >>
Powered by WorldNow

CBS19, MYTX & KCEB
2211 ESE Loop 323
Tyler, TX 75701
Phone (903) 581-2211
Fax (903) 581-5769

Powered by WorldNow
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 WorldNow and KYTX. All Rights Reserved. Users of this site agree to the Terms of Service, Privacy Notice/Your California Privacy Rights, and Ad Choices.