When Is Gun Violence National Awareness Day?
It falls on the first Friday of June, this year it is on June 3, 2022. This is also known as the Wear Orange Day and was founded to honor survivors and victims of gun violence.
What Is the Origin of Gun Violence National Awareness Day?
It originally began on June 2, 2015, on what would have been the 18th birthday of Hadiya Pendleton.
Pendleton was shot and killed on a playground in Chicago, on January 29, 2013, she was barely 15 and just a week earlier she had performed at Obama’s second presidential inauguration.
Since 2015, the movement has significantly expanded, and it is now a period of three days a year: National Gun Violence Awareness Day (the first Friday in June) and Wear Orange Weekend (the following weekend).