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Healing summit brings together community, calls for peace

Posted at 12:19 AM, Sep 16, 2016
and last updated 2016-09-16 03:20:20-04

A night of hope and healing was held at the FOX Theater in an effort to stop gun violence around Kern County.

In a time where it seems violence has taken over the streets of Bakersfield, radio personality and community activist Danny Morrison says he may have a solution. 

Since July Bakersfield police investigated 23 homicides and the Kern County Sheriff's Department investigated 26, almost overlapping last year's total.

Morrison said the only way he could reach the youth to make a change was with music, remaking the 1989 rap song “Self-Destruction” but this time with Kern County's own talent.

Tonight’s healing summit at the Fox Theater was an effort to stop the violence in a creative way.