June is Gun Violence Awareness Month. Mark your calendars to join NYAGV and other gun violence prevention groups at these events and help spread the word about our country’s gun violence problem.  

• Wear Orange, Friday, June 2

People across the state and country will wear orange* to honor all those who have been killed by gun violence and inspire action to stop gun violence.

• Brooklyn Bridge March, Sat., June 3 @ 2pm

Join NYAGV for the 5th Annual Brooklyn Bridge March to Prevent Gun Violence, sponsored by Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America.

  • 2 pm  Gather in Brooklyn at the Korean War Veterans Memorial in Cadman Plaza Park.
  • 3 pm  March begins.
  • 4 pm  Rally at Foley Square in Manhattan

• Remember Orlando, Monday, June 12 @ 7 pm

Join NYAGV, Gays Against Guns, and other advocates for the Orlando/Pulse One-Year Memorial Event outside the Stonewall Inn, 53 Christopher Street in NYC, from 7 – 9 p.m. On this one-year anniversary of the Pulse Nightclub massacre, we’ll be memorializing its 49 victims. Please dress in black to mourn them. Details here.

• See illuminations all over.

These spaces will be illuminated in orange in honor of Gun Violence Awareness month:

  • Thursday, June 1–Niagara Falls and the Empire State Building;
  • Friday, June 2–The Mid-Hudson Bridge in Poughkeepsie, Buffalo City Hall dome, and Niagara Falls City Hall;
  • Friday, June 30–The Peace Bridge in Buffalo, in partnership with Buffalo’s Peace Bridge Commission, NYAGV, and Coalition for Gun Control Canada.

We are proud that New York State was the first state in the nation to designate an entire month to the issue of gun violence.  For additional 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 lives and the lives of others. Now, we’re turning orange into a symbol for the value of human life everywhere.