Stand up against gun violence at this weekend's Wear Orange event in Ivanhoe Village

click to enlarge Stand up against gun violence at this weekend's Wear Orange event in Ivanhoe Village
Chris Tobar Rodriguez
Every year, thousands of Americans join a club no one wants to be a part of – the community of people who’ve lost loved ones to gun violence or have survived shootings. Gun violence can range from individual suicides to a mass shooting of 49 people at a gay nightclub. Somehow, though, these different traumas have mostly resulted in the same situation – a lifelong commitment from parents, children, students and others affected to make sure no one has to feel the same sorrow. The #WearOrange event in Orlando celebrates bittersweet victories in the fight for gun reforms and honors the people these activists have lost. This family-friendly reunion of sorts includes face painting, arts and crafts, family yoga, food trucks and a healing interactive art activity led by the mother of a Pulse victim. Wear your best tangerine T-shirt and spread some hugs.

10 a.m. Saturday, June 2 | Gaston Edwards Park, 1236 N. Orange Ave. | wearorange.org | free

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