A “Nonviolence to No Violence” observance will be held Monday, Oct. 1, in Pine Bluff in recognition of National Crime Prevention Month.


Pine Bluff National Ten Point Pen or Pencil Expansion Hub, joined by Critical Purpose, a group of college students at the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff, will participate in the event, according to a news release.


More than 2,000 area students will be engaged in the effort, according to the release.


Students at Broadmoor Elementary School will hold a March on Washington at 9:30 a.m. at Westgate and Washington streets.


Dollarway High School and Robert F. Morehead School participants will march against violence and call for additional mentors at 9 a.m. at 2602 Fluker St.


“Nonviolence to No Violence Assemblies” calling for an end to homicides and bullying will be held: 34th Avenue Elementary School at 8:45 a.m.; at Pine Bluff High School’s Little Theater at 1:30 p.m.; and Watson Chapel Junior High School’s gym at 2:50 p.m.


“The Nonviolence to No Violence Marches and Assemblies by the Pine Bluff National Ten Point Pen or Pencil Expansion Hub appeals to our young men to put down the guns to bring an end to these senseless killings,” according to the release. “Pine Bluff National Ten Point Pen or Pencil Expansion Hub ask clergy members and community to join and support our students in the marches or attend an assembly on Oct. 1.”