UPDATE (March 12): The Bakersfield Police Department announced the March for Peace event scheduled for March 13, has been canceled.

The Bakersfield Safe Streets Partnership is holding a March for Peace next week.

The event will be held on March 13 from 3:30-6 p.m. at MLK Park, located at 1000 S. Owens St. Besides the march, it will include a barbecue catered by Brenda Jean’s, live music, a carnival, resource fair and more. 

“The gang and gun violence needs to stop and it is time we feel safe walking around in our own neighborhood,” the organization said in a post on its Facebook page. 

For more information, call 661-486-1478.