In 2013 a group of Chicago teens started to wear orange to honor a friend killed by gun violence. Orange is the color hunters wear to say, “Don’t shoot! I’m human.” Today wearorange.org is a national movement powered by Everytown For Gun Safety and Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America.
June 2nd is National Gun Violence Awareness Day. The public is invited to visit the Storefront Studio again this year to mark National Gun Violence Awareness Day. Let Stitchers Teens tweet out your #wearorange portrait, step into the audio recording booth and share why YOU care about gun violence prevention. This program is presented in collaboration with the St. Louis Chapter of Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America and Everytown for Gun Safety’s #wearorange. A limited number of free gun locks will be available, provided by Women’s Voices Raised for Social Justice.
Stitchers Storefront Studio in the Loop District
616 N Skinker Blvd., St. Louis MO 63130
11-3 pm; Free event
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That night skylines across the country will turn ORANGE: The Empire State Building, Coit Tower in San Francisco, the Civil Courts Building right here in St. Louis and over 50 other landmarks across the country will be lit orange on June 2. It’s going to be amazing!! Please join Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America on Thursday June 2nd, from 6:00-7:30pm. People from across the city will gather across from the Art Museum, by the statue of King Louis at the top of Art Hill. Moms will have speakers, a fun orange ‘selfie-station’ for pictures and more! Please RSVP to the ST. Louis Art Hill event here: http://act.everytown.org/event/2016-wear-orange-events/2883/signup/?source=conf