On Friday, July 30, from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m., the brothers of Kappa Epsilon Sigma, Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc. will host an annual back-to-school stop-the-violence rally for students, graded PreK-12, at the Vicksburg City Pavilion located at 100 Army Navy Drive.
The event will also host food, fun, guest speakers and free school supplies to be given to students.
“The honorable senator John Lewis was one of the most inspiring voices of his generation, and his words often inspired action for justice, love, education, and good trouble. Now is the time that we stand together as a community against all violence,” wrote Director of Publicity for Kappa Epsilon Sigma, Ernest Dixon in an email to Vicksburg Daily News. “As our cause speeds on its way for, ‘Culture For Service and Service For Humanity’ we believe that every child deserves to have the best educational opportunities possible, with nothing lacking to succeed.”
The email states that in 2020, parents spent on average $234.48 on their children’s back-to-school clothing and accessories. “Our goal is to provide children with the supplies they need to allow them to succeed this school year. Every student who attends the rally will enjoy food, fun, games, and supplies,” Dixon stated.
For more information, contact Victor Tyrone Jr. at 601-218-6788, William Durr at 601-630-6118 or Ernest Dixon at 601-885-3895.