Wear Orange Weekend – Gun Violence Awareness
The movement against gun violence gains momentum when gun sense activists, communities and our world leaders come together to create a future free from gun violence. Wear Orange is observed nationally on the first Sunday in June, and the weekend that follows, each year. This year, June 2 is National Gun Violence Awareness Day, and June 3 and 4 is Wear Orange Weekend.
“Orange is the color that Hadiya Pendleton’s friends wore in her honor when she was shot and killed in Chicago at the age of 15 — just one week after performing at President Obama’s 2nd inaugural parade in 2013. After her death, they asked us to stand up, speak out, and Wear Orange to raise awareness about gun violence.”–wearorange.org
Since then orange has been the defining color of the gun violence prevention movement. Wear orange today and over the weekend. Make a personal style statement against gun violence. Visit wearorange.org for more information on the movement.
If you are affected by gun violence, as a victim or surviving loved one, please call WCSC at 340.773.9272, for information on services for people impacted by violence. We are here for you.