Join the rest of America in going ORANGE for National Gun Violence Awareness. Orange is the color that Hadiya Pendleton’s friends wore in her honor after she was shot and killed in Chicago at the age of 15 — just one week after performing at President Obama’s 2nd inaugural parade in 2013.
The color orange has a long and proud history in the gun violence prevention movement. Whether it’s worn by hunters in the woods of Pennsylvania, activists in East Brooklyn, New York, or Hadiya’s loved ones in Chicago, orange honors the more than 100 lives cut short and the hundreds more wounded by gun violence every day —and demands action. Orange expresses our collective hope as a nation — a hope for a future free from gun violence.
Weekend events in over 500 communities are being held nationwide on Wear Orange Weekend, June 7-9 to commemorate victims of gun violence.
What: Wear Orange Table at Friends of Madison County Community Yard Sale.
At our table you can find out more about why we wear Orange and Moms Demand Action’s Be SMART campaign which promotes responsible gun storage to help keep our communities and kids safe!
Where: Madison County Public Library
401 N. Main Street, Madison, VA 22717
When: Saturday, June 8, from 8:00 am until Noon