Ohio #WearOrange Events June 2 – June 3

Ohio #WearOrange Events June 2 – June 3

Four years ago, Hadiya Pendleton had just finished her final exams for the year when she was shot in the back while standing with friends in a Chicago park. Two weeks earlier, this bright and beautiful young woman performed in President Obama’s 2nd inaugural celebration. Hadiya was just 15-years-old when she died from gun violence.

Like so many Americans, Hadiya was taken from her loved ones far too soon. Hadiya’s friends and family decided to honor her death with action, and decided to wear orange — the color that hunters wear in the woods for safety — to raise awareness and prevent future senseless gun deaths. Their action has inspired a national movement, with millions of Americans and people around the world participating in Wear Orange for National Gun Violence Awareness Day each June.

Find an event near you:

Cleveland Annual March and Rally
Friday, June 2
4:00-7:00m
Meet at Progressive Field across from Hope Memorial Bridge; Market Square Park
Wear Orange and march from Progressive Field, Cleveland, across Hope Memorial Bridge to Market Square Park for the Rally.

Dayton Wear Orange Parade at the Dayton Pride Parade
Saturday, June 3
11:00am (parade steps off at noon)
cooper park /corner of 2nd/St Clair
Dayton, OH 45402

Oberlin Wear Orange Vigil
Saturday, June 3
12:00pm
Corner of College and Main on SE Corner of Tappan Square in Oberlin
Saturday vigil dedicated to opposition to gun violence.

Cincinnati Wear Orange Rally
Saturday, June 3
1:00pm
Bright Star Baptist Church (outdoor)
809 Charlotte St. Cincinnati, OH 45214
Community rally, WearOrange photo booth, child activities, including speakers & music

Columbus Wear Orange Walk
Saturday, June 3
1:00pm
Ohio State House to Columbus Commons
1 Capital Square, High Street side of building
Columbus, OH 43215
Dress yourself, your kids and your pets in orange and show your support for common sense gun laws.

Cleveland Wear Orange Party
Saturday, June 3
3:00pm
Boys and Girls Club of Cleveland
6114 Broadway Ave., Cleveland, OH 44127
Join other gun violence prevention activists as we honor survivors and those lost to gun violence. This is a family friendly event with plenty of fun activities for children of all ages.

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