SWAG: Six Mothers Are Hosting Anti-Gun Violence Lock-In

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Updated: 8/01 7:41 pm
Six mothers in Lexington share a very personal and tragic connection.

Each of them lost a child to gun violence.

The group called, "sisters and supporters working against violence" or SWAG, is working to stop the vicious cycle.

Friday night, they are hosting an anti-gun violence sleepover lock-in, for the youth at First Baptist Church in Lexington.

Teenagers will hear from the police department, doctors, a gang unit, coroner, and a panel of ex-convicts.

One of the organizers, Latosha Reynolds, said if they can change at least one person's mind about guns and violence, it will be worth it.

"Change somebody's attitude. Maybe there's a child in there that will wake up and say I don't want to do this anymore. I'm going go put my gun down - I want to change my life," said Reynolds.

Starts at 9 p.m.
It's open to the public, and it's free.
Ages: 13-18
Parents pick up children at 7:30 a.m. Saturday.

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