Shanquila Arnold hosted a Trayvon Martin peace rally in Crystal Springs.
Members of the community, alongside community leaders gathered to promote change.
Crystal Springs Mayor Sally Garland, Jackson Mayor Chokwe Lumumba, and Reverend Eugene Bryant spoke at the event.
"I want it to stop now and I just think people my age need to get together and do more within a community instead of older people doing everything." says Arnold
There was also a voter registration drive and performances by local groups.
Arnold tells us she plans to continue her efforts throughout the year.