Gun Violence Aware Month

How do I use Soul Boxes in my Wear Orange activities?

Make a Soul Box and post it to #WearOrange and #SoulBoxProject. Then send it to a Soul Box Project Branch that is collecting Boxes. Plan an event, march, rally, or exhibit involving Soul Boxes. How many Boxes should I make—and do I have time? Before June, join with friends, family, faith community, bookclub, or your nearest Moms Demand Action chapter to make approximately 220-240 Soul Boxes to represent the average number of people injured or killed by [...]

By |2024-04-11T18:55:10+00:00April 11th, 2024|

What can I do to support National Gun Violence Awareness Day?

You can get involved and support National Gun Violence Awareness Day in a few ways: Mark June #WearOrange on your calendars and confirm #WearOrange day/weekend (usually the first Friday and full weekend). Make a Soul Box and display or send it to a Branch collection Boxes. Plan an event, march, rally, or exhibit involving Soul Boxes (made in advance with friends and family). Attend an Everytown event in your community Create and wear [...]

By |2024-04-08T17:41:25+00:00March 5th, 2023|

How to participate in Gun Violence Awareness Month.

It usually falls on the first full weekend of June, Friday-Sunday. (Check to confirm.) This is also known as the Wear Orange Day, and was founded to honor survivors and victims of gun violence. It originally began on June 2, 2015, on what would have been the 18th birthday of Hadiya Pendleton. You can read more about Hadiya's death and the tribute her childhood friends started by wearing orange in commemoration of her [...]

By |2024-04-08T17:57:05+00:00March 5th, 2023|

When did the gun violence prevention movement start?

The gun control debate has been going on for centuries in our nation. Clear back to the framers of the United States Constitution who first wrote the Second Amendment citing that private citizens has a right to "keep and bear arms". It heightened after President John F. Kennedy was shot. But today it is at a public health crisis. Fact: for people under 25, deaths caused by gun-related injuries are 2X that of [...]

By |2024-04-08T17:23:18+00:00March 5th, 2023|

What does the orange ribbon mean for gun violence prevention?

Orange has become the defining color of the gun violence prevention movement. New York gun violence prevention advocate Erica Ford spearheaded orange as the color of peace through her work with her organization, Life Camp, Inc. The color orange honors the lives cut short and the hundreds more wounded by gun violence every day. Source: WearOrange.org/about/

By |2024-04-08T17:48:03+00:00March 5th, 2023|
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