This OTYCD piece originally ran in May 2018. It has been updated for 2019.
Plan to wear orange on June 7 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 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:
And of course you can follow the #WearOrange hashtag on social media.
See the Wear Orange homepage:
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Buy merch in the Wear Orange shop:
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