By Sean Yoes, AFRO Baltimore Editor,

In the midst of the third year in a row of more than 300 homicides in the city, the Baltimore Ceasefire Movement emerged organically in August 2017.

Once again as Baltimore faces more prolific violence, as well as a racist attack by Donald Trump, Baltimore Ceasefire calls for a cessation of violence and for Baltimoreans  to rally around our collective resilience that helps make this city great. This coming Ceasefire weekend celebrates the second year of celebrating life over homicide four times a year for at least 72 hours.

The Baltimore Ceasefire crew during the original Ceasefire Weekend in August 2017. The movement celebrates its second anniversary this weekend. (Photo courtesy Erricka Bridgeford)

The Baltimore Ceasefire Weekend officially begins at midnight on Aug. 2 and ends at 11:59 p.m. on Aug. 4. Dozens of scheduled events celebrating life and promoting unity are planned for the second anniversary of Ceasefire, as well as spontaneous events all over the city.

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Sean Yoes

AFRO Baltimore Editor