National Gun Violence Awareness Day

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The Saint Louis Story Stitchers will close internationally recognized artist Buzz Spector’s book installation, Not ONE More, on June 2nd, National Gun Violence Awareness Day, as we ask the public to visit and be photographed wearing an orange T-shirt to participate in #WearOrange in collaboration with Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America. #WearOrange was started by teens in Chicago after the loss of a friend due to gun violence and has grown to be a national event.

The space at 616 N Skinker Blvd will be open 10:00-7:00 June 2nd, so please drop in! Buzz will join us from 5:00-7:00.

Please continue to vote for the Weight of Words Cause, in the State Farm Neighborhood Assist grant competition, which see teens put down guns for books through the power of art. We are #144 out of nearly 4,000 community causes nationwide, but we need to rise to the top 40 to bring home funds to St. Louis. Right now, it looks like we need a small miracle to make that leap.

Please vote for the Weight of Words 10X a day through midnight June 3rd and please share, share, share!

Thank you for participating. We hope to see you on June 2nd!