June 5th: National Gun Violence Awareness Day

Wear Orange

Wear Orange June 5th

 Save the date: Friday, June 5, 2020 is National Gun Violence Awareness Day. And we’ll all be wearing orange.

In 2013, 15-year-old Hadiya Pendleton was shot and killed in Chicago. After her death, her friends and family wore orange to honor Hadiya and the hundreds of Americans killed and wounded by gun violence every day. Every year since then, to coincide with Hadiya’s birthday on June 2, we’ve worked to continue their efforts by wearing orange on the first Friday of June and the entirety of that weekend.

So, on June 5th we’ll #WearOrange to draw our nation’s attention to gun violence. Save the date on your calendar and join us to raise awareness for gun violence and Wear Orange on Friday, June 5th and through Wear Orange Weekend.

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