ST. LOUIS ( -- Residents of both sides of the river will march together on February 24 calling for peace. 

For the first time in the St. Louis area, people will hit the streets on both sides of the river to promote peace. 

Several community and clergy leaders gathered on Friday to announce the "Peace Be Still" week. It's being called a challenge to the community to focus on the crime and violence plaguing the area.

"As long as we stand together ... we can do a lot of things, it's about creating a better future for our kids because we have to plant the seeds, and water the grass and we have to harvest our children because they're the future," Chante Bass with Better Family Life said.

The marches will be on Martin Luther King Blvd. in both St. Louis City and East St. Louis. They will start simultaneously at 7 p.m.

Here is the list of events for Peace Week 2020: 

Monday, Feb. 24

-Interview tactics: 3:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. at East St. Louis City Hall Rotunda

-Community March for Peace: Meet at East St. Louis City Hall at 6:30 p.m. March begins at 7 p.m. and ends at St. Luke AME Church. 

Tuesday, Feb. 25

-Resume Development Workshop: 3:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. at East St. Louis City Hall Rotunda

- John D. Shields Night Walk: Meet at East St. Louis City Hall at 6 p.m. Walk begins at 7 p.m.

Wednesday, Feb. 26

-The Career-Job Fair Expo: 3:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. at East St. Louis City Hall Rotunda. Employers include Casino Queen, Clean Tech, IDOE Security, Health Care Services, Touchette Regional, My Blooming Health, BJC, and more. 

Thursday, Feb. 27

-Reading Day with Mayor Robert Eastern III at Clark Middle School at 10 a.m. Open to the public. 

Friday, Feb. 28

-Community Kids Movie & Activity Night: 6:30 p.m. - 9 p.m. at East St. Louis City Hall Rotunda. Free food, movie, and entertainment. 

For more information, contact 1-800-516-5703.

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