NAN Gun Violence Awareness Month




The Central Brooklyn Chapter 

 National Awareness Month Activities includes hosting school presentation of the screening of Making a Killing by Robert Greenwald.  The film is centered on gun violence.  Sites and Dates TBA.

Middle Georgia Chapter    Macon, Georgia

June 1, – All merchants and churches have been asked to put up orange ribbons to signify their support of Gun Violence Awareness Month.

June 2, – A prayer assembly at the Macon-Bibb Government Center 900 Popular Street Macon, GA to remember those in our community we have lost to gun violence

June 5, – The first Sunday in June we are asking all Pastors to have a moment of silence for the families of those who has lost family members to Gun Violence.

June 7, – The Mayor and Commissioners are asked to present a proclamation declaring the Month of June Gun Violence Awareness Month in Macon-Bibb County.

Dates TBA – In every community where someone has been lost to gun violence we will have a sit in (lawn chair vigil) from 8:00 p.m. til  midnight.  The sheriff’s department, commissioners in each district and community leaders will participate

Dates TBA – All churches in every district are asked to have a gun violence awareness service on the church front lawn or parking lot.

Citizens are asked to put an orange ribbon on their vehicles to show their support for Gun Violence Awareness Month

June 30 – Climax activity will be held in one of the parks with community groups, pastors, community leaders and citizens declaring to help make Macon-Bibb a Gun Violence Free Zone.

Citizens are asked to put an orange ribbon on their vehicles to show their support for Gun Violence Awareness Month 


• Central Florida Chapter    Lawanna Gelzer, President


Wear Orange and National Gun Violence Awareness Day was inspired by a group of Chicago teens who asked their classmates to commemorate the life of their slain friend, Hadiya Pendleton, by wearing the color orange.  Hadiya was claimed by gun violence just days after marching in President Obama’s second inaugural parade.  Her friends chose the color because hunters wear orange to announce themselves to other hunters when out in the woods. Orange acknowledges that America has a proud heritage of responsible gun ownership, while also reflecting the value of human life. This June 2nd would have been Hadiya’s 19th birthday.  The Wear Orange movement, inspired by bold and creative teens who refused to be silent in the face of daily gun violence, reached an incredible 220 million people in just one day. What started with a small group of friends on the Southside of Chicago has turned into a nationwide movement to honor the 91 lives cut short by gun violence and hundreds more injured every day. 


For More Updates and to Get Involved

For More Information Contact: 

Lawanna Gelzer at (407) 953-5599       

Email: [email protected]  or  [email protected]


North Jersey Chapter

 Dr. Carolyn Oliver-Fair “New Jersey’s First Lady of NAN”

June 5 – Will speak about Gun Violence @ Greater Tabernacle Baptist

2281 John F Kennedy Blvd, Jersey City, NJ 07304


• Los Angeles Chapter

Tuesday, June 7th Press Conference 10am

Expo Center (In front)

3980 South Menlo Avenue

Los Angeles, CA 90037

(Martin Luther King Jr Blvd and Menlo – east of Vermont)

June  3, 10, 17 & 24 Occupy the Corner Western and Florence 8pm-10pm June 24th Night of outrage against gun violence Resolution ask the city to recognize June as Gun Violence awareness month 

Western Regional Chapter, Los Angeles

Gun Violence Awareness

June 2016

Tuesday, June 7th Press Conference 10am

Expo Center (In front)

3980 South Menlo Avenue

Los Angeles, CA 90037

(Martin Luther King Jr Blvd and Menlo – east of Vermont)

June  3, 10, 17 & 24 Occupy the Corner Western and Florence 8pm-10pm


• Washington, D. C. Chapter

June 7 – The  National Press Conference at the US Capitol in Washington, DC with Rev. Sharpton  .  We will be wearing orange.   


• Brooklyn East Chapter

June 7 -Brooklyn East Chapter  will be in DC at the presentation of the proclaiming to Rev. Sharpton

Stop the Gun Violence Awareness  Gospel Concert, June 26,2016  Time 4pm

Triumph Church of the New Age    350 Bergen Street   Newark ,NJ

• Metro Kentucky State Chapter

We just completed our first Kentucky Love and Peace Heritage Festival Parade on May 21st which focused on non-violence in our community. There were no incidences of gun violence during the activities. 

We will also be involved with the Summer Fest on Sat. June 18th which will focus on peaceful activities and combatting gun violence in our community.

•   Philadelphia Chapter

Letter for support of Events   NATIONAL GUN VIOLENCE AWARENESS DAY


May 23, 2016

Rahim Islam, President

Philadelphia Community of Leaders (PCOL)

800 South 15th Street

Philadelphia, PA  19146


RE: 2016 National Gun Violence Awareness Day

Dear Brother Rahim,

Every year 33,000 people die in this country from gun violence; another almost 90,000 are injured. There have been hundreds of mass shooter of the past years and more young people of color are dying as the result of gun fire than car accidents.

We at the National Action Network along with our fellow civil rights organizations, community partners have been joined by everyday people are now standing in greater numbers than ever before to proclaim our right to live free from the treat of gun violence. In that vein we are calling upon City Council to enact a resolution calling on June to be Gun Violence Awareness Month in Philadelphia PA. 

We stand in unity with the hundreds of thousands of family members who are carrying the scares of the violent deaths and injuries their loved ones have suffered. We are already declaring that we #wearorange for gun violence awareness. Now let’s dedicate the month of June to ACTION against gun violence. 

Hadiya Pendleton was a stellar student musician, from Chicago, who had the honor of playing with her band for President Obama’s second inauguration. If Hadiya had not been gunned down by random gunfire she would have turned 19 on June 2. We honor her memory and the memories of some many others in Philadelphia by calling on our City government to join New York and so many other jurisdictions that have already made the declaration or in the process of doing so in naming June as Gun Violence Awareness Month. 

Therefore, we are reaching out to elected officials and organizations of conscience and the greater community at large to join us on Thursday, June 2nd, 2016 as we prepare to host a Candlelight Vigil and Rally at City Hall to bring greater awareness to the senseless killings occurring in primary communities of color in Philadelphia and across the nation. Please say YES that you will join us and help to spread the word throughout your network.

Lastly, we are requesting Philadelphia Council of Leaders participation as a speaker at the event and to permit us to list your logo as a participating organization on the information being publicly disseminated.  A copy of the prepared Flier is attached for your use.

Should you have any additional questions, please contact me at 215-869-0166 or 215-763-7504.

In the Struggle,


Paula Peebles, Chapter Chair, Philly NAN

NAN June Gun Violence Awareness Month Tool Kit  Minister Kristen Foy

Month of Actions:

-Chapters – Target Congressional District     

  Offices, Social Media, Pressers, Marches, Town 

  Hall, Vigils, 

-Legislation – Gun Violence Awareness Month 

  across America 

-Local Advocates


Lead off action:

Press Conference or other high profile event calling on establishment of June as gun violence awareness month in your city and your state

Who: NAN leading a coalition of civil rights organizations, advocates, victims

What: Press Conference, March, Vigil, rally, Town Hall, act of CD

Where: High Profile landmark in your city or state capital, city hall, district office of congressional representative

When: June 7th (Tentative)

Why: To establish June as gun violence awareness month, to elevate the discussion for the need for greater gun controls and recognition of gun violence as a public health crisis

How: Through asserting NAN as lead organization advocating for resolutions on Federal, state and local levels across the country. Mobilize your chapter and/or conference to secure permits and set messaging.

The color for gun violence is orange. Your chapter should produce NAN materials in orange (Tee-shirts, posters, banners, buttons, hats etc.) recreate the NAN logo in orange for these materials.

Create a social media campaign (you must

Use the following services:

-Facebook page to promote June Gun Action Calendar,

-Twitter- use hashtag #JuneIsGunViolenceAwarenesaMonth

#JuneIsOrange       #NANIsOrange

Instagram – Post pics of organizing mtgs and events to your chapter’s profile

Periscope – broadcast your events live on periscope

YouTube – your chapter should have its own channel with video of mtgs and events and testimonies etc.

You can generate your own localized messaging using the names of victims and or other preexisting messaging Follow up Organize a June is Gun Violence Month Coalition to organize a month long series of actions. Establish a June Gun Action Calendar. These actions can include structured civil disobedience obstruction of gun Commerse, public transportation systems, legislative capitals and city halls. Allow different organizations to take the lead on different actions or incorporate the preexisting plans of others into your chapters’ June Action Calendar. The Gun Violence Resolution Action should be the first in your calendar (Tentatively June 7th)



Macon holds gun violence awareness vigil
Augusta, Georgia
Augusta, Waynesboro declare June 2 National Gun Violence Awareness Day in cities
Local officials wearing orange for National Gun Violence Awareness Day

Savannah, Georgia
Community Leaders raise awareness about Gun Violence

Wear Orange picnic being held in part of National Gun Violence Awareness Day (Savannah, Georgia)