An event in Midland next week, June 2nd, is aimed at raising awareness of gun violence. The event coincides with a larger, national effort.
National Wear Orange Day is a day to honor people killed by gun violence and their families.
It began last year in Chicago in memory of a 15-year old girl who had been killed in gun violence. June 2nd was her birthday.
Kathy Kinkema is with the organization, Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America. She is organizing the Midland event.
“We’re planning on June 2nd we’re planning a picnic in Midland and we’re going to have a short program, and a light picnic. And the whole intentional of the wear orange is to honor any individuals families that have been impacted by gun violence.”
Kinkema said she hopes the event will help raise awareness of the dangers of gun violence.
Jeanne Schaller of Midland, at her graduation from Rotary’s Peace Fellows program
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Every year, Rotary International selects 100 people from around the world to be “peace fellows.” These are people who have been actively involved in promoting peace and conflict resolution in their communities. Continue reading →
A new 10-million dollar science, technology, engineering and math institute is coming to Midland.
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