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City of Pasadena Going Orange for National Gun Violence Awareness

Wear Orange over the June 7 weekend. – Courtesy illustration

The public is invited to participate in Wear Orange Day on Thursday, June 6 and National Gun Violence Awareness Weekend, Friday, June 7-9, 2019. In observance, the City of Pasadena will host the activities detailed below.

Monday, May 20 Council to Proclaim National Gun Violence Awareness Weekend in Pasadena, June 7-9

At the May 20 council meeting, City Council will consider a proclamation to recognize June 7-9, 2019 as National Gun Violence Awareness Weekend in Pasadena. National Gun Violence Awareness, now in its fifth year, was created to honor the many lives that have been cut short by gun violence and to support efforts to reduce gun-related crimes. The public is encouraged to attend the meeting which begins at 6:30 p.m.

The proclamation affirms, “…gun violence touches every segment of our society and impacts people of all ages; it increases the probability of death in incidents of domestic violence; raises the likelihood of fatalities by those who intend to injure others, and among those who attempt suicide; it places children and young people at increased risk of physical harm and injury; and disproportionately affects communities of color.” The proclamation concludes by urging all citizens, businesses, organizations, and agencies to work collaboratively to reduce gun violence in the community, and will be received by Peace Over Violence, a non-profit organization dedicated to building healthy relationships, families and communities free from sexual, domestic and interpersonal violence.

Friday, May 31 Speaker Series Featuring San Gabriel Valley Moms Demand Action

On May 31 from 1-2:30 p.m., join the San Gabriel Valley Moms Demand Action as they discuss their organization’s gun violence prevention efforts and accomplishments at the Jackie Robinson Community Center, 1020 North Fair Oaks Avenue. This event is part of a monthly speaker series. For more information on this event and other upcoming speakers, call (626) 744-7330.

Thursday, June 6 Wear Orange Day

Help turn Pasadena orange, the color of the gun violence prevention movement, on Wear Orange Day, Thursday, June 6.

Free orange lapel ribbons, stickers and informational pamphlets will be distributed from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the following locations:

  • Jackie Robinson Community Center, 1020 N. Fair Oaks Ave.
  • Robinson Park Recreation Center, 1081 N. Fair Oaks Ave.
  • Victory Park Recreation Center, 2575 Paloma St.
  • Villa Parke Community Center, 363 E. Villa St.
May 20, 2019

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