Wear Orange Block PartyJune 2, 12:00 pm-2:00 pm
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, activists in East Brooklyn, New
York, or Hadiya’s loved ones in Chicago, orange honors the more than 90 lives cut short and
the hundreds more wounded by gun violence everyday — and demands action. Orange
expresses our collective hope as a nation — a hope for a future free from gun violence.
Wear orange and join us for a Community Block Party. Kids activities, live music, snack food, and the opportunity to join the movement to end gun violence.