National Gun Violence Awareness Day
June 4, 2021
In a public event on June 4, Mayor Todd Gloria observed National Gun Violence Awareness Day. Mayor Gloria issued a proclamation at the event, with San Diego Police Chief David Nisleit, Congressman Scott Peters and City Council Member Sean Elo-Rivera. The officials presented on the city’s commitment to strengthening community work and tackling gun violence in our city.
Mayor Gloria presented the original of the proclamation to Stefan Abrams of March for Our Lives San Diego.
National Gun Violence Awareness Day, also known as #WearOrange Day, is honored every June. Wear Orange started after 15-year-old Hadiya Pendleton was killed by a stray bullet in Chicago, one week after performing at President Obama’s second inaugural parade in 2013. Pendleton’s friends have preserved her memory every year by wearing orange, the color used by hunters to protect themselves.