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National Gun Violence Awareness Day

NGVANational Action Network Central Florida Chapter, Moms Demand Action, National Coalition of 100 Black Women Central Florida Chapter, Fight Back Coalition, Women of Color Leadership Coalition, Community Empowerment Partnership, Community Action Network, Believers Outreach Ministries and Inner City Neighborhood Association will join the growing community effort to stop gun violence and pledge to “Wear Orange,” a color that symbolizes the value of human life on June 2nd, National Gun Violence Awareness Day.

The “Wear Orange” effort is a new campaign that amplifies existing efforts to reduce gun violence in America and helps honor the lives cut short by gun violence. The “Wear Orange” movement was inspired by a group of Chicago teens who asked their classmates to commemorate the life of their slain friend, Hadiya Pendleton, by wearing the color orange.  Hadiya’s life was claimed by gun violence just days after marching in President Obama’s second inaugural parade. Her friends chose the color because hunters wear orange to announce themselves to other hunters when out in the woods. Orange acknowledges that America has a proud heritage of responsible gun ownership, while also reflecting the value of human life. This movement is inspired by bold and creative teens that refused to be silent in the face of daily gun violence.

WHAT: 2nd Annual National Gun Violence Awareness Day
WHEN: June 2nd
TIME: 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
LOCATION: City of Orlando Commons Plaza
                     400 South Orange Ave., Orlando, FL 32801

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