June is Gun Violence Awareness Month, and NYAGV will be joining other gun violence prevention groups to help spread the word about our country’s gun violence problem and Congress’s failure to act.

Here are events scheduled so far. Check back with www.nyagv.org for more events as they’re scheduled.

NYAGV Public Gun Violence Awareness Month Events

  • Thursday, June 1–Niagara Falls and the Empire State Building will be illuminated in orange.
  • Friday, June 2–People across the country will wear orange* to honor all those who have been killed by gun violence and inspire action to stop gun violence.
  • Friday, June 2–The Mid-Hudson Bridge will be illuminated in orange.
  • Saturday, June 3–Gather at 2 pm at the Korean War Memorial and march across the Brooklyn Bridge.
  • Monday, June 12–NYAGV will co-sponsor with Gays Against Guns for Orlando/Pulse Night Club Shooting Memorial Event at the Stonewall Inn in NYC.  7 – 9 p. m.
  • Friday, June 30–The Peace Bridge in Buffalo will be illuminated in orange to signify the end of Gun Violence Awareness Month across the nation and across the border, partnering with Canada’s Coalition for Gun Control.

For more Gun Violence Awareness Month events, check out this calendar. 

* Why orange? It’s a color that symbolizes the value of human life. Hunters wear orange to alert other hunters that they’re there — as a way to take care of their own life and the lives of others. Now, we’re turning orange into a symbol for the value of human life everywhere.