National Gun Violence Awareness Day June 2

National Gun Violence Awareness Day is Saturday, June 2. Under the auspices of, dozens of partner organizations – from the American Pediatric Association, Moms Demand Action, to the YWCA – will support the wearing of orange on the weekend of June 1-3. Events are occurring across the country to raise awareness of gun violence and speak out against it. Orange has been the defining color of the gun violence prevention movement started to honor Hadiya Pendleton, a 15-year-old Chicago high school student killed in 2013. The Unitarian Universalist Fellowship will cover the front door of its building in orange and hang orange streamers outside that weekend to bring awareness to this issue, and its members will join others across the country in wearing orange on those days.


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