[Note from BenIndy Contributor Nathalie Christian: You can follow the links or scroll to the bottom to see a list of nearby ‘Wear Orange’ events occurring the weekend of June 2-4, including one in Vallejo. If you’re of the opinion that wearing orange won’t solve anything soon, I would respond that any light we can shine on this horrific topic is good light, and worth shining.]
Wear orange this Friday and through the weekend to honor victims of gun violence
From the Wear Orange and Everytown for Gun Safety Support Fund
Every year on the first Friday in June, members of our movement come together to honor survivors of gun violence and demand a future free from this crisis. We wear orange throughout the weekend to show our support—in every state and every community across the country.
Make sure you’re ready to join us on June 2–4 for this year’s National Gun Violence Awareness Day and Wear Orange Weekend. Find an event near you and share it with your friends!
Wear Orange originated on June 2, 2015—what would have been Hadiya Pendleton’s 18th birthday. Just one week after performing at President Obama’s 2nd inaugural parade in 2013, she was shot and killed at the age of 15. In the aftermath, teenagers in Chicago who wanted to honor their friend wore orange to raise awareness around gun violence.
Today, Wear Orange honors Hadiya and the more than 120 people shot and killed every day in the United States, as well as the hundreds more who are wounded . Together, we’ll use this moment to help build a future free from gun violence. Find a Wear Orange event near you and be a part of National Gun Violence Awareness Day!
Thank you for being a part of this movement. We can’t wait to see you wearing orange in just a few weeks.
– Wear Orange and Everytown for Gun Safety Support Fund
Saturday, June 3, 11 am
Oakland Moms Demand Action Table at Futures Fest
Deep East Oakland – Along the Scraper Bikeway
90th Avenue (Holly-Birch St.)
Saturday, June 3, 12 pm
Community event at Richardson Park (RSVP for details)
325 Richardson Drive
Vallejo, CA 94590
Sunday, June 4, 11 am
Walk across the Golden Gate Bridge
Rally starts at Marin Vista Point
Wednesday, June 7, 7 pm
‘Wear Orange’ Proclamation at Martinez City Hall
525 Henrietta St
Martinez, CA 94553
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