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Events for Maryland Wear Orange/National Gun Violence Awareness Day

ANNAPOLIS, MD — As part of Wear Orange Weekend and following National Gun Violence Awareness Day on June 7, the Maryland chapter of Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America will host community events across the state to honor the lives of those affected by gun violence and elevate gun violence prevention efforts nationwide.

Skylines and key buildings will also turn orange beginning on Friday June 7th. Maryland landmarks turning orange will include prominent Baltimore buildings, including HarborView Towers Condominium, Anthem House,The Pillar Worship Center, Johns Hopkins Homewood Campus Entrance, Bloomberg School of Public Health, and Baltimore City Hall in Baltimore; Merriweather Post Pavilion in Columbia; and the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Frederick and Evangelical Reformed United Church of Christ in downtown Frederick.

Maryland elected officials, including Anne Arundel County Executive Steuart Pittman, Frederick County Executive Jan Gardner, Montgomery County Executive Marc Elrich, Annapolis Mayor Gavin Buckley, Bel Air Mayor Susan Burdette, Chevy Chase Mayor Barney Rush, Frederick Mayor Michael O'Connor, Gaithersburg Mayor Jud Ashman, Takoma Park Mayor Kate Stewart, and Rockville Mayor Bridget Newton are issuing proclamations declaring June 7th as the fifth annual National Gun Violence Awareness Day.

Wear Orange Events

Hundreds of Wear Orange events will take place across the country on June 8 and June 9 for Wear Orange Weekend. Participants and speakers at the following Maryland events will include gun violence survivors, community and faith leaders, law enforcement officers, Moms Demand Action volunteers, students and families.

ANNAPOLIS

WHAT:      Kickoff to a Safe Summer
WHERE:   Whitmore Urban Park, 37 Clay Street, Annapolis, 21401
WHEN:     Saturday June 8, 1:00pm – 3:00pm

BALTIMORE

WHAT:  Baltimore Youth Summit & Rally with Students Demand Action
WHERE: Coppin State University, 2500 W North Ave, Baltimore, MD 21216
WHEN: Saturday June 8, 12:00pm - 3:00pm

WHAT:      Bridge to Bridge Community Clean Up & Celebration
WHERE:   301 Font Hill Ave, Baltimore 21223
WHEN:     Saturday June 8, 3:00pm – 7:00pm

WHAT:       Vigil and Sky Lantern Launch to Honor Baltimore Victims of Gun Violence
WHERE:     St. Katherine’s Park, 2001 Druid Hill Ave, Baltimore 21217
WHEN:      Saturday June 8, 7:30pm – 9:00pm

CAMBRIDGE

WHAT:       Kite Flying and Tabling with BeSMART materials
WHERE:     Sailwinds Park, 200 Byrn St, Cambridge 21613
WHEN:       Saturday June 8, 1:30pm – 3:30pm

COLUMBIA

WHAT:        Community Resource Fair and Family Fun Day
WHERE:     The Plaza @ Joseph Square, Harpers Choice Village, Harpers Farm Rd & Beaverkill Rd, Columbia 21044
WHEN:        Saturday June 8, 2:00pm – 4:00pm

EDGEWOOD

WHAT:         Neighborhood Clean-up, followed by Community Resource and Family Fun Fair
WHERE:       Edgewater Village Park, 1980 Brookside Dr., Edgewood 21040
WHEN:         Saturday June 8, 10:00am – 2:00pm

FREDERICK

WHAT:         Planting a Wear Orange Flower Garden
WHERE:       Federated Charities, 22 S Market St, Frederick 21701
WHEN:         Saturday June 8, 9:00am – 11:00am

WHAT:         Sky Stage Community Event with Dance, Music, and Kids’ Activities
WHERE:       Sky Stage, 59 South Carroll St, Frederick, 21701
WHEN:         Saturday June 8, 3:00pm – 5:00pm

GREENBELT

WHAT:        Showing of the film Newtown and Information about Ending Gun Violence
WHERE:     Old Greenbelt Theater, 129 Centerway, Greenbelt 20770
WHEN:        Saturday June 8,10:00am – 12:30pm

SILVER SPRING

WHAT:        Rally and Unity Walk to Disarm Hate, followed by a Block Party with Music, Dance, and Community Art Projects
WHERE:     Veteran’s Plaza, 1 Veterans Plaza, Silver Spring 20910
WHEN:        Saturday June 8, 10:00am – 12:00pm

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