Support the #WearOrange Movement and National Gun Violence Awareness Day TODAY, Friday, 6/1
National Gun Violence Awareness Day is TODAY, June 1st. This year, Penguin Publishing Group has partnered with Everytown for Gun Safety and the #WearOrange movement to recognize the date and to help send a powerful message to end gun violence.
Penguin Random House colleagues who wish to support #WearOrange can stop by the 375 Hudson Street offices, in conference room 5172, from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon today. Come create care-cards for families of victims of gun violence and learn more about the #WearOrange mission. Snacks will be provided. Other ways to participate include wearing an orange piece of clothing or creating your own #WearOrange image for social sharing. As a reminder: if you are posting to a personal or other non-PRH account you must include the hashtag #TeamPRH.
Additionally, Penguin Publishing Group and Everytown will be partnering on an in-booth activation at Book Con, at the Javits Convention center, from 2:00 to 3:30 p.m. on Saturday, June 2. Attendees can participate in a dedication wall as well as a #WearOrange photo op.
The #WearOrange movement originated on June 2, 2015 in honor of Hadiya Pendleton, a 15-year-old girl who was shot and killed in Chicago one week after marching in President Obama’s 2nd D.C. inaugural parade in January 2013. In the days and weeks following, Hadija’s friends commemorated her by wearing orange – the color many hunters wear in the woods to protect themselves and others from harm.
There are several ways to donate to #WearOrange and its partner organizations, who are working hard every day to build a future where every American can live free from gun violence. For a full list, click here. When making donations, remember that the Penguin Random House Matching Gifts program will annually match up to $2,500 for all U.S. employees. To download the Matching Gifts Form, click here.