Wear orange: end gun violence

“I will also Wear Orange on June 2nd for the other 30,000 lives lost to gun violence in our nation every year.”

gun-control-wearing-orangeIt was only this year that I heard about the # Wear Orange movement. Thursday, June 2 is National Gun Violence Awareness Day.

“The color orange symbolizes the value of human life. Hunters wear orange in the woods to protect themselves and others. In 2013, teens on the South Side of Chicago asked classmates to honor their murdered friend by wearing orange.” And it has become a national movement.

I asked my friend Ruth Senchyna to write about it from her very personal perspective: Continue reading “Wear orange: end gun violence”