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National Gun Violence Awareness Day

June 2 @ 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm



On June 2nd, National Gun Violence Awareness Day, we invite you to participate in Wear Orange, an event focused on ending gun violence in Cleveland and across America. This event will bring community leaders, politicians, educators and concerned citizens together to talk about
the effects gun violence has on our community and potential solutions.

You will have the opportunity to hear from community members affected by gun violence and learn about the changes they wish to see.

About the Wear Orange Cleveland Event
When: 4:30-6:30 pm on 06.02.18
Where: Boys & Girls Clubs of America
6114 Broadway Avenue
Cleveland, OH 44127

About the Wear Orange Movement
Every day, 90 people are killed in the U.S. from gun violence. Wear Orange is a movement to honor National Gun Violence Awareness Day and draw attention to this ongoing crisis. Wear Orange was founded by the parents of Hadiya Pendleton, a 15 year-old Chicago resident who was shot and killed just weeks after performing at President Obama’s inauguration in 2013.

If you are able to attend, please RSVP to

We hope that you join us at the event and help us to raise awareness and move the conversation forward to end gun violence in America.


Moms Demand Action is organizing an Open Mic event in observance of National Gun Violence Awareness Day on June 2, 2018. Wear Orange was inspired by friends of Hadiya Pendleton, a 15-year-old Chicago high school
student killed by gunfire, who decided to honor her life, in 2013, by wearing orange – the color hunters wear in the woods to protect themselves and others. Each year since, thousands of individuals, corporations, nonprofits, municipalities and elected officials participate in the Wear Orange campaign for National Gun Violence Awareness Day.

Students from Cleveland and surrounding areas are invited to share their thoughts, feelings and opinions on the epidemic of gun violence and, to simply attend. Moms Demand Action wants all those affected by gun
violence to have a safe and welcoming venue to discuss their feelings and experiences.

96 people are killed by gun violence every day in the United States. Mass school shootings, including Sandy Hook and Parkland, are devastating and an important call to action, but we recognize that gun violence effects all of us. Moms Demand Action aims to provide a platform for all students, inclusive of race, religion and economic status to voice their thoughts on gun violence.

We are asking you to reach out to your students, families, networks, and communities and invite them to attend this event. We are also asking you to help recruit young speakers and artists. Artists of all mediums are invited; spoken word, poetry, music, dance, and physical works of art are all encouraged.


Moms Demand Action is also inviting local officials, including those from city and county government, local school boards, state representatives and more to this event to hear the voices of our students and help create change. The event is free and open the public. The families of students attending or performing are welcome.


Molly Crowe
Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America
Cleveland Volunteer Lead



June 2
4:30 pm - 6:30 pm


Boys and Girls Clubs of America
6114 Broadway Avenue
Cleveland, OH 44127
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