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Summit Brings Students Together to Fight Violence

Posted March 23, 2001

— Eight hundred students from several states gathered Saturday in Raleigh to help stop violence among their classmates.

The group is called SAVE, Students Against Violence Everywhere. The SAVE Summit at N.C. State's McKimmon Center was designed to make students better citizens.

The Rev. Bernice King, daughter of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., also spoke at the summit. She compared the students' non-violence crusade to the civil rights movement, pointing out that it takes only a few people to start a huge movement.

"If you have a few people who are really committed and passionate about their cause, they can stop violence as it is in our schools," she said.

SAVE was started in 1993 in North Carolina and has quickly spread to several other states.

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