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Orange Day Community Event

  • Northside YMCA 1350 West North Avenue Milwaukee, WI, 53205 United States (map)
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Join in on this family-friendly Milwaukee community event that celebrates hopes, our strength as a community, and willingness to end gun violence. *PLEASE NOTE* There are two ways to join in on this event. #1 As participants. Come, have fun, be with your community. #2 as Helpers. 10 families are needed in 2 shifts as game leaders (everything will be provided).

What does Orange Day represent?

Orange is the color that Hadiya Pendleton’s friends wore in her honor when she was shot and killed in Chicago at the age of 15— just one week after performing at President Obama’s 2nd inaugural parade in 2013. After her death, they asked us to stand up, speak out, and Wear Orange to raise awareness about gun violence.

We wear orange for Hadiya and to honor the more than 90 lives cut short and the hundreds more injured by gun violence every day — and to demand action. Orange is what hunters wear in the woods to protect themselves and others from harm. Orange is a bright, bold color that demands to be seen. Orange expresses our collective hope as a nation — a hope for a future free from gun violence.

PURPOSE: Gather with our Milwaukee community to emphasize our hope and goodwill towards our neighbors 

IMPACT: Our children and extended Milwaukee community will see that we are stronger when we stand together 

ACTIVITIES: Games, lives music, interactive art, yoga and many more family friendly activities!

WHEN: 12pm-3pm Saturday, June 2

WHERE: Northside YMCA 1350 W North Ave Milwaukee WI

PARTICIPANT CAP: The more the merrier.

COST: Free

REGISTRATION: REGISTER HERE FOR CHOICE #2: GAME LEADERS Time slots available 12-130 and 130 and 3. Brooke will contact you with more details. Available Here

QUESTIONS: Email Brooke brookeshawver@gmail.com