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Wear Orange On June 1 For National Gun Violence Awareness Day

Plan to wear orange on Friday, June 1, to support National Gun Violence Awareness Day, and see if there’s a Wear Orange Weekend event near you.


The Wear Orange movement is an effort championed by Everytown for Gun Safety, but not started by it. The movement began with those who mourned the death of 15-year-old Hadiya Pendleton, who was killed in Chicago in 2013 one week after she participated in President Obama’s second inaugural parade. They donned orange in her honor, and orange became the color of the anti-gun violence movement.


Several #WearOrange events have been planned across the country between June 1 to June 3 to raise awareness about gun violence and demand a safer world. They include parades, barbecues, rallies, marches, and more.


To find an event near you, enter your zip code into the search engine at this link:


Another way to show support is to take a photo of yourself wearing orange on June 1 and  add it to the gallery here:



If you haven’t got anything orange to wear and wish to stock up, you can visit the Wear Orange shop, which has buttons, t-shirts, pins, ribbons, ball caps, and more (note that more than one vendor is reflected here, and the billing process might reflect that):


And of course you can follow the #WearOrange hashtag on social media.



See the Wear Orange homepage:



See the Wear Orange About page:



View the Wear Orange photo gallery:


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