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Wear Orange Rally and Walk to End Gun Violence
June 1 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Join us as we Wear Orange, raise awareness about the gun violence in our communities, and call for legislative action. Together, we collectively say, “Enough is enough!”
Why do we wear orange?
In 2013, 15-year-old honor student Hadiya Pendleton was shot killed in a case of mistaken identity – a week after she performed at one of the events surrounding President Obama’s second inauguration. Her friends picked the color orange to honor her, and to call for gun reform. Orange is the color hunters wear in the woods in order to be seen, and to protect themselves and others from harm. We, too, demand to be seen- and to be protected from the threat of gun violence.
The event will begin with a rally inside the 2nd Baptist Church of Media, with speakers, music, and more. From there, we will walk up State Street, and end with a rousing closing rally at the Media Courthouse. All are welcome.
This event is free of charge.