Wear Orange concert brings anti-gun violence message to New Jersey – NBC10 Philadelphia

June is National Gun Violence Awareness Month and on Monday, gun violence survivors joined family, friends and supporters for a free concert in Camden, NJ.

The event was part of Wear Orange, an effort to end gun violence and honor those who have died from gun violence.

The event featured the Grammy-nominated Black Violin performed at Wiggins Waterfront Park in Camden and many in the crowd wore orange in support of those whose lives have been impacted by gun violence.

The day also included a resource fair with more than 40 organizations offering services to support our community, as well as several speakers.

According to a statement from organizers, Wear Orange took place on June 2, 2015 – what would have been Hadiya Pendleton’s 18th birthday. Pendleton, of Chicago, Illinois, was just 15 years old when she was killed by a gunshot to the back.

After her death, her friends chose to wear orange to honor her life, organizers said.

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