June 5-7, 2020 is Wear Orange Weekend, where organizations and young people across the country will work together to: 

  • Advocate for a future free from gun violence
  • Honor  victims and survivors of gun violence
  • Join in Wear Orange virtual rallies across the country
  • Take action to demand gun violence prevention legislation in their communities

January 29, 2013 Hadiya Pendelton was gunned down while standing in a park on the south side of Chicago. One week before her death Hadiya performed in the inaugural parade for President Barack Obama.

Following her death, her best friends encouraged their school and people in their city to wear Hadiya’s favorite color, orange, to honor her. In the sport of hunting, orange is the color people wear so they can be seen and safe from being shot.

Since then, the color orange has been the symbol of the gun violence prevention and people across the country are using their voices to: 

  • Call out inaction on gun violence prevention
  • Honor victims and survivors of gun violence

This weekend, show us why you #WearOrange to end gun violence.

We’ve included some immediate actions you can take this weekend below. 

You can also join us by tagging us @genprogress with a #WearOrange selfie on twitter or Instagram!

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