#WearOrange on Friday June 2 for National Gun Violence Awareness Day

 
This June 2 would have been the 20th birthday of Hadiya Pendleton, a 15-year-old Chicago high school student who was shot and killed in a park where she was relaxing after final exams. #WearOrange was inspired by Hadiya’s friends who decided to honor her life by wearing orange—the color hunters wear to protect themselves.
 
The Greenwich Council Against Gun Violence is partnering with other gun violence prevention groups in Connecticut to honor victims and survivors and to pledge to reduce gun violence in all its forms.
 
Please join them by wearing orange on June 2, a simple but powerful action to focus attention on this public health crisis that cuts short the lives of 33,000 Americans every year, injuries more than 100,000 additional people and leaves the lives of countless thousands of family members and friends forever scarred.
 
The statewide Orange Walk and Rally will take place in Newtown on June 2 at 5 pm. Sign up and get details at bit.ly/wearorange-ct