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Wear Orange: 4th Annual National Gun Violence Awareness Day

Due to rain and possible thunderstorms forecasted, this event will be rescheduled.

In 2012, Hadiya Pendleton, a 15-year-old Chicago high school student who had just marched in President Obama’s inaugural parade was killed by gunfire in her hometown of Chicago. Friends of hers decided to honor her life by wearing orange – the color hunters wear in the woods to protect themselves and others. 

On June 2nd, 2015, what would have been Hadiya’s 18th birthday, more than 200 organizations and influencers asked people nationwide to join them by wearing orange to honor her life, the lives of more than 90 Americans killed by gun violence, and the hundreds more who are injured everyday.

Join the Camden County Board of Freeholders on Saturday, June 2nd, in wearing orange at Wiggins Park for a Rally at the Waterfront to honor Hadiya and those affected by gun violences. Use the hashtag #WearOrangeCC to show your support. The event will feature a concert, speakers, and family fun.

Speakers include:

  • Congressman Donald Norcross – Crusading change in Washington on behalf of South Jersey
  • Former NJ Governor James J. Florio – First in nation to enact a state-wide ban on assault weapons
  • Freeholder Director Louis Cappelli, Jr – Championing the cause for the residents of Camden County
  • Regina Thompson – Jenkins 2018 Everytown Survivor Fellowshop Class
  • Ava Madarieta – Collingswood High School  Students Demand Action
  • Tess Connelly – Collingswood High School  Students Demand Action
  • Shannon Freedman – Burlington County Students Demand Action
  • Shani Nuckols – Local Lead for Camden County Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America
  • Sharon Kelly –  Leader for NJ Chapter “Mothers in Charge”.
  • Carole Stiller, President, NJ Brady Campaign/Million Mom March Chapters
  • Leah Lentz – Medford Memorial Middle School
  • Madeleine Armstrong – Cherry Hill High School East
  • Renee Wimmer – Cherry Hill High School East
  • Evie Jensen – Haddonfield Memorial High School  poem
  • Giona Hance Urban Promise Academy who will speak

Musical acts:

  • Camden Pop Rock – Established in 2015 as part of the famous Camden 3rd Thursday Art Crawl, CamdenpopRock has become a fixture of Camden Culture, drawing Camden County residents from far and wide who wish to experience the wondrously eclectic fusion of modern, classical and international music and performance art. http://www.camdenpoprock.com/
  • TJP (The Jost Project) – Paul Jost (vocals, harmonica), Tony Miceli (vibraphones) and Kevin MacConnell (acoustic bass) make up the jazz collective, The Jōst Project. The ever-expanding repertoire of The Jōst Project include rock/pop classics as “In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida” (Iron Butterfly), “What a Day For a Day Dream” (John Sebastian; Loving Spoonful); “Sunshine Superman” (Donovan); “Walk This Way” (Aerosmith); “Tennessee Waltz” (Redd Stewart and Pee Wee King); “Come Together” and “And I Love Her” (The Beatles); “Kashmir” (Led Zepellin); “Bridge Over Troubled Waters” (Simon and Garfunkel); and more. http://www.thejostproject.com/
  • Matt Butler – Matt Butler first gained notoriety as the lead singer of the New York based band Reckless Sons, who released two EPs, the latter with legendary record producer David Kahne (Lana Del Ray, The Strokes, Sublime, Paul McCartney).  The turning point in Butler’s career came, however, when he confronted his lifelong struggle with alcoholism and substance abuse.  After getting sober, Butler recorded his debut solo album Reckless Son, a poignant confession of his battle with addiction and his inspiring path to recovery.  Right from the start, Butler was able to pull together a community around his message and crowd fund the entire project through a successful Pledge Music Campaign. Butler wrote and performed ‘Just One’, the original song for the feature length and nationally distributed documentary Generation Found.  The film portrays the devastating effect the current drug and opiate epidemic has had on adolescents in and around Houston, TX, and the unprecedented way in which the community has rallied to support them. http://mattbutlerofficial.com/

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  • Wiggins Park
    2 Riverside Drive, Camden, NJ, 08103, United States
  • Saturday, Jun 2nd, 2018
  • Add to Calendar 2018-06-02 2018-06-02 America/New_York Wear Orange: 4th Annual National Gun Violence Awareness Day

    Due to rain and possible thunderstorms forecasted, this event will be rescheduled. In 2012, Hadiya Pendleton, a 15-year-old Chicago high school student who had just marched in President Obama’s inaugural parade was killed by gunfire in her hometown of Chicago. Friends of hers decided to honor her life by wearing orange – the color hunters wear in the woods to protect themselves and others.  On June 2nd, 2015, what would have been Hadiya’s 18th birthday, more than 200 organizations and…

    2 Riverside Drive, Camden, NJ, 08103, United States public
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