BOSTON (CBS) — The community was joined by members of the clergy, the police department, Boston Mayor Marty Walsh and Police Commissioner Bill Evans for the third annual Father’s Day Unity Walk Sunday.
The two-mile walk celebrated peace and highlighted the positive work that people do every day as mentors, especially male mentors.
“I think we need to step up a little more as men and do more, and I think we can,” said Walsh. “I think that’s one of the intentions behind today: more positive role models.
At the walk, Rev. Mark Scott stressed that if any young men didn’t have a mentor in their life, they should find one.
Walsh also said he thought that both the media and the community spend too much time focusing on violence.
“Today is about completely looking through a different lens. A lot of people are out here today supporting the community, supporting the good things that we are doing in the city,” he said.
Summer months often see an increase in violence.
Evans said, “We don’t want to see anyone hurt this summer. Summer should be about fun, not about trauma and grieving, so this is all of us coming together for peace.”