National Gun Safety Awareness Day - June 2, 2017
"National Gun Safety Awareness Day" was started in 2015 to commemorate Hadiya Pendleton, who was shot and killed in Chicago when she was just 15 years old. After her death, her friends wore orange in honor of her and asked people to continue the tradition by wearing orange on "National Gun Safety Awareness Day".
As stated on the wearorange.org website: "Orange is what hunters wear in the woods to protect themselves and others from harm. Orange is a bright, bold color that demands to be seen. Orange expresses our collective hope as a nation — a hope for a future free from gun violence."
How Can You Help?
Join the millions of Americans who are wearing orange today. You can share your support by posting the hastag #WearOrange to your preferred social media network. You can also let your voice be heard by sending a letter to legislation or local businesses about gun safety. In addition, you can host or attend an awareness event.
Gun violence kills more than 90 Americans each day and injurs hundreds more. This day sends a powerful message that there is more we can do to end gun violence.
Events in Phoenix
Here in Phoenix, there will be an event located at:
First Congregational Church UCC
Find out more at https://wearorange.org/.