Gun Violence Awareness is a day to raise awareness of the issue of gun violence in the United States. It is also a day to remember the victims of gun violence and to call for action to end this epidemic. On Gun Violence Awareness Day, people all over the country wear orange to show their support for gun violence prevention.
Orange is the color that has been chosen to represent gun violence prevention because it is the color that hunters wear in the woods to protect themselves and others from being shot. By wearing orange on Gun Violence Awareness Day, we are sending a powerful message that we are united against gun violence.
History of Gun Violence Awareness Day
Gun Violence Awareness Day falls on June 2nd. This date was chosen to honor the life of Hadiya Pendleton, a Chicago teenager who was shot and killed on January 29, 2013. Hadiya was just 15 years old when she was killed, and her death inspired the creation of the national Wear Orange campaign.
On June 2nd, we honor Hadiya and all victims of gun violence by wearing orange and speaking out against this epidemic.
Celebrate this day by taking a stand against gun violence!