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Shawnee High School hosts Love, Peace and Heritage event to take a stand against violence

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- Getting off the streets and putting on their dancing shoes to reflect on the lives violently lost in 2016.

Saturday, Shawnee High School hosted the Love, Peace, and Heritage event.

Dance teams from local schools had a chance to show off their top moves as part of a campaign for 72-hours of non-violence and a kick-off to Black History Month.

Last year, Metro Louisville had 118 homicides, a record for the city.

For the dancers, it was a day of joining together as a community by taking a stand against violence.

"You walk on the street and you get mugged for an iPhone so just having the crew of these kids coming in here by the thousand and just celebrating and just coming off the streets ... that means a whole lot," organizer Trena Waddles said.

A Love, Peace and Heritage parade in west Louisville is scheduled for May. 

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