save the date! this year’s wear orange is june 3-5

During National Gun Violence Awareness Day and Wear Orange Weekend, join us as we honor survivors of gun violence.

A collage of Wear Orange photos, including a woman wearing a We can end gun violence t-shirt and signs on a wall for Wear Orange

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why orange?

On January 21, 2013, Hadiya Pendleton marched in President Obama’s second inaugural parade. One week later, Hadiya was shot and killed on a playground in Chicago. Soon after this tragedy, Hadiya’s friends commemorated her life by wearing orange, the color hunters wear in the woods to protect themselves and others. Wear Orange is now observed every June. Thousands of people wear the color orange to honor Hadiya and the more than 40,000 people who are killed with guns and approximately 85,000 who are shot and wounded every year.

Hadiya Pendelton

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Wear Orange isn’t possible without collaboration. In addition to thousands of people participating across the country, partners amplify gun violence awareness to new audiences.

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we wear orange for a future free from gun violence

We organize Wear Orange events to remember lives lost to gun violence and to raise awareness about this public health crisis. Every day, more than 110 Americans are killed with guns and more than 200 are shot and wounded. These survivors are faced with a life-long process of physical and emotional healing.

Together, we can build a future free from gun violence. Participate in Wear Orange online and at events in your community to raise awareness.