Harmony Week Continues In Fontenelle Park


Omaha 360's Harmony Week continued at Fontenelle Park with a cookout and a concert.

Saturday, Impact One hosted "Peace in the Streets" to encourage kids in Omaha communities to be ambassadors of peace in their communities.

"We want to start our summer off not with shootings, not with homicides but with peace," said Barbara Robinson of Impact One.

Families, local organizations, and some representatives from Omaha Police gathered for music, face-painting, animal-petting, and to hear stories of families who have been impacted by violence.

"I know that it takes a community to come together to help. I mean there is a 25,000 reward out there and no one has come forward yet," said Buffy Bush, whose sister Jamelia Hesseltine was killed in 2011. Her murder has not been solved.

Speakers also highlighted the recent death of sixteen-year-old Aquilee Muse who died from a brain trauma injury after a fistfight.

"The wrong hit, at the wrong time, the wrong way cost that baby his life," said Bush.

Representatives from Omaha 360 say gun crimes are down and graduation rates are up in North Omaha, but there is still work to be done to reduce crimes.

Robinson says the cookout is a good start.

"We have a lot of different young people here who are representing different hoods and they're all here together hanging out," said Robinson.


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