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Wear Orange for National Gun Violence Awareness Day

This upcoming weekend (June 3-5) is Wear Orange weekend, an effort to raise awareness around gun violence and unite in a call to action to end gun violence. We are inviting everyone affiliated with the Violence Prevention Institute to participate on Friday, June 3 in whatever way makes the most sense to them.

Here are 3 steps to how you can participate:

  1. Wear orange in any form: shirt, dress, tie, pin, etc.*
  2. Take a photo or video of yourself.
  3. Share the photo or video:
  • Either post the photo on your social media with a blurb about why you are wearing orange. Remember to tag VPI (@tulanevpi on Twitter & Instagram / Violence Prevention Institute at Tulane on Facebook) and use #WearOrange and #EndGunViolence. We will share or tweet those that tag VPI.
  • OR,
  • Email the photo and blurb about why you are wearing orange to cmoulder@tulane.edu. We will share the photo through VPI social media channels.


*If you don’t have something orange to wear, you are welcome to print this flyer from a color printer, fill it in, and hold it up in your photo.

You can also use one of the these Zoom backgrounds on Friday and beyond.

The Wear Orange website also has other ways to participate in National Gun Violence Awareness Day and Wear Orange Weekend.

We hope you will join us and others around the country in wearing orange as a call for an end to gun violence. If you have questions or need support, please feel free to cmoulder@tulane.edu.