Voices Against Violence Coalition says ‘Put the Guns Down’ in new video

November 12, 2020

Photo by Yvonne Kemp

On Saturday, October 31, 2020, Voices Against Violence Coalition, Milwaukee Coalition Against Hate, and Peace for Change Alliance, Inc., met in McGovern Park, 5400 N. 51st Blvd., for a video shoot for an anti-gun hip hop/rap video entitled, “Put’em Down (Put the Guns Down)”

The video was created by the Milwaukee Coalition Against Hate to educate youth that there is an alternative to violence. Tracey Dent, the organization’s co-founder, said the violence in the city has always been a concern to him. His own mission is to help people be “the best version of themselves.” The video features local rappers and performers who each contributed a verse to the song.

The gun violence in Milwaukee in 2020 is at an all-time high. Milwaukee County broke the record for the number of homicides in a year with 174 as of Oct. 26 and that number has continued to increase to 187 as of Nov. 10.