Why People are #wearingorange Today

Orange draws attention, whether it is up close or from a distance. That's why the Wear Orange campaign chose the color to raise recognition for the first National Gun Violence Awareness Day today.
The campaign encourages people to post photos on social media and explain why they support the cause, using the hashtag #WearingOrange.
The 2013 death of 15-year-old Hadiya Pendleton, who was mistakenly shot by gang members in a Chicago park, is behind the movement.
Project Orange Tree, an organization started by Pendleton's friends after a youth panel discussion about her death, asked people to wear orange on Tuesday, which would have been Pendleton's 18th birthday.



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