A National Day of Remebrance for Victims of Gun Violence
Wear Orange begins on the first Friday in June, and coincides with National Gun Violence Prevention Day; Wear Orange events continue through the weekend in communities across the country.
The movement was inspired by friends of Hadiya Pendleton, the 15-year-old who was shot and killed on a Chicago playground one week after performing with her majorette squad at President Obama’s second inauguration.
The color orange was chosen by Hadiya’s friends because it is the color that hunters wear to protect themselves and others in the woods.
Take Action on Tuesday, May 31
RICAGV will be at the Rhode Island State House with CGVPRI Partner Moms Demand Action RI to lobby legislators to move our common-sense, evidence-based bills out of committees and to the floor of the House and Senate for debate and up-or-down votes.
Tuesday, May 31, 2022 from 3:15 to 4:30ish
RI State House, 82 Smith Street, Providence