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Memorial concert honors Milwaukee children killed by gunfire

Posted at 10:12 PM, Dec 21, 2018
and last updated 2018-12-21 23:16:30-05

Inside All Peoples Church in Milwaukee, under the cranes for peace, a concert held to honor the children whose lives were cut short due to gun violence.

"To lose children is to literally lose our hope and that's why we are having this concert," said Dayvin Hallmon, event organizer and musician.

In the pews sat Jade Miller, she knows what it's like to lose a child. She came in support of those families members who will have to spend the holidays without their little ones.

"It's the incompleteness. The circle is broken in a way, so a lot of suffering," said Miller.

Hallmon hopes the music will help comfort the families during their difficult time and empower community members to spark change.

He is hoping to further the conversation of violence within out community. He is asking all African American string players, no matter the age or experience to meet together on January 5th at at Ascension Lutheran Church, 1236 S. Layton Blvd. to address the violence.

The names of the children killed in 2018:

  • Kole Jopek, 18-years-old
  • Miyanna Jelks, 9-years-old
  • Deavin Campbell, 18-years-old
  • Kiara Brown, 18-years-old
  • Gevonnie Frazier, 15-years-old
  • Dejah Adkins, 16-years-old
  • Frank Cardona, 18-years-old
  • Josue Gold, 15-years-old
  • Will Davis Jr., 17-years-old
  • Tyler Evans, 18-years-old
  • Sandra Parks, 13-years-old