Local artists in Milwaukee collaborating to end violence

Wrote a song to stop violence

MILWAUKEE - A group of local artists are using music to stop the madness and violence in Milwaukee.

For Trevon Davis, this mission is personal. Just five years ago his sister committed a crime of first degree reckless homicide when she was only 13 years old. She was sentenced to 10 years in prison.

“We’re just sending a positive message out there that’s basically telling all these teens and everyone just to stop the violence," Davis said. “It really affected my family so, so much."

"And it really just brought a whole bunch of tears," he also said.

Davis said he’s now trading those tears in for tunes, and he’s partnering with Tracy Dent and the Voices Against Violence Coalition to get the job done.

“This song can be one tool to help change some of the lives of the youth," Dent said.

A tool Dent believes will send a positive message throughout the community as the city of Milwaukee continues to lose it’s young people to both gun violence and incarceration.

“It’s kind of heartbreaking when every neighborhood has a memorial," Dent said.

"We’re tired of seeing memorials," he continued.

According to Dent, the song features 14 different artists, and he and his group are working on a video for the song that is slated to debut in April. 

 

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