National Gun Violence Awareness Day, also known as #WearOrange Day, on June 2, 2023.
Chicago teens refused to be silent in the face of gun violence. They launched the #WearOrange Campaign and National Gun Violence Awareness Day. Their 15-year-old friend, Hadiya Pendleton, was killed by a stray bullet days after performing at President Obama’s second inauguration. After that, they took action in her honor. They selected orange because it is the color used by hunters to protect themselves.
No one is immune to gun violence. Spreading awareness can make schools and communities safer.
WI-Dane Co-Wear Orange Event
Meadowood Park 5810 Thrush Ln Madison, WI 53711
When: Friday, June 2, 5:00 PM
Public Health Madison and Dane County at Meadowood Park to celebrate our Wear Orange event, raise awareness, and call for an end to gun violence. We’ll have food, music, speeches from community leaders, and activities for kids. We’ll also have resource tables and messages from community organizations. Don't forget to wear orange!