This year once again, the St. Louis Chapter of Moms Demand Action will be presenting its Wear Orange event.
Orange is the color that Hadiya Pendleton’s friends wore in her honor when she was shot and killed in Chicago at the age of 15 — just one week after performing at President Obama’s 2nd inaugural parade in 2013. After her death, they asked us to stand up, speak out, and Wear Orange to raise awareness about gun violence. Now, every year between June 1-3, Moms Demand Action chapters throughout the country present Wear Orange events in honor of Hadiya and National Gun Violence Awareness Day.
The St. Louis event hosted by Mom’s Demand Action is on Saturday June 2 from 3-5 PM at Stupp Center at Tower Grove Park. This is a family friendly event. Presentations by Story Stitchers, food and games for all ages, a silent auction and a presentation honoring victims of gun violence are all part of the day’s program.
On Sunday June 3, wear orange to church.
Even as we celebrate the life of our congregation, we remember those whose lives are cut short every day by gun violence. Wear orange with us. Remember them in prayer, and act with us. Learn more about our work by clicking here.