“Every day, another family mourns the loss of a child, a sibling, a parent, or a friend because of gun violence. As a country, we’ve grieved for those lost in the tragedies of Newtown, Aurora, Tucson, Orlando, and too many other communities.” Rep. Mike Thompson (CA-05)—Chairman of the Gun Violence Prevention Task Force
The Ayana J. McAllister Legacy Foundation and Partners extend an invitation to join elected officials, religious leaders, survivors, and citizens for a morning of breakfast, prayer and gospel jazz music on June 2, 2018 at the Greenbelt Marriott, Greenbelt, MD. The "Legacy Of Love" Inaugural Gospel Jazz Prayer Breakfast is being held on National Gun Violence Awareness Day to bring attention to the issue of gun violence in our communities. The event seeks to honor the thousands of Americans who become victims of gun violence, provide support for their survivors, and charge leaders and community stakeholders to work together to resolve this problem. The resolution also urges citizens and community leaders to concentrate heightened attention on gun violence during June, when gun violence typically spikes at the start of the summer months, and to work together to make our communities safer from this violence. For more information contact Tyreese McAllister at (301)-452-4234.
More Information About National Gun Violence Awareness Day
June 2, marks National Gun Violence Awareness Day and thousands across the country are honoring those that have been affected by gun violence and bringing awareness to the cause by wearing orange. The Wear Orange campaign kicked off in 2015, two years after the shooting and death of 15-year-old high school honor student and drum majorette Hadiya Pendleton on Jan. 29, 2013, in Chicago, Illinois.
Pendleton's death was the catalyst for change, as her friends decided to band together and bring awareness to the issue and celebrate her life by wearing orange. Two years later the campaign is quickly gaining steam with the support of celebrities and giants in the fashion industry such as Donna Karan, Tom Ford and Zac Posen.