Denver Wear Orange Event – National Gun Violence Awareness Day
The Denver and Aurora Moms Demand Action groups, in partnership with the RISE Network and other community groups, would like to invite you and your neighbors to attend our 2019 Wear Orange event on June 8th at Parkfield Lake Park, in honor of National Gun Violence Awareness Day. A description of this family friendly gathering is included below in case you’d like to share this information with your neighbors via email. We’ve attached an event flyer for your use as well.
Moms Demand Action
Wear Orange – National Gun Violence Awareness Day
The Denver and Aurora groups of Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America, along with community partners RISE Network, are hosting a community event at Parkfield Lake Park (15555 E. 53rd Ave. in Denver) on June 8th from 12-3 PM. Come out and enjoy food, local performers, kid’s activities, and a tribute to victims and survivors. We hope you join us for this event and remember to Wear Orange on June 7 as we recognize National Gun Violence Awareness Day. For more information visit wearorange.org and RSVP at: http://bit.ly/2vFYc5IDenverWearOrange.
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. After her death, her friends asked us to stand up, speak out, and Wear Orange to raise awareness about gun violence.
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 or Hadiya’s loved ones in Chicago, orange honors the 100 lives cut short and the hundreds more wounded by gun violence everyday — and demands action.
Those who wear orange pledge to honor the lives of Americans stolen by gun violence, to help keep firearms out of the hands of people with dangerous histories, and to protect our communities from gun violence. Wear Orange has already reached millions and is fast becoming the symbol of the gun violence prevention movement.