PASADENA, Calif.—At the May 20 Council meeting, City Council will consider a proclamation to recognize June 7-9, 2019 as National Gun Violence Awareness Weekend in Pasadena. National Gun Violence Awareness Day, now in its fifth year, was created to honor the many lives that have been cut short by gun violence and support efforts to reduce gun violence. The public is encouraged to attend the meeting which begins at 6:30 p.m.
The proclamation affirms, “… gun violence touches every segment of our society and impacts people of all ages; it increases the probability of death in incidents of domestic violence; raises the likelihood of fatalities by those who intend to injure others, and among those who attempt suicide; it places children and young people at increased risk of physical harm and injury; and disproportionately affects communities of color.” The proclamation concludes by urging all citizens, businesses, organizations and agencies to work collaboratively to reduce gun violence in our community. The proclamation will be received by Peace Over Violence, a nonprofit organization dedicated to building healthy relationships, families and communities free from sexual, domestic and interpersonal violence.
Other Pasadena National Gun Violence Awareness events include:
Friday, May 31, 1 - 2:30 p.m: Speaker Series Feat. San Gabriel Moms Demand Action
Join the San Gabriel Valley Moms Demand Action as they discuss their organization’s gun violence prevention efforts and accomplishments at Jackie Robinson Community Center, 1020 N. Fair Oaks Ave. This event is part of a monthly speaker series. For more information, call (626) 744-7330.
Thursday, June 6: Wear Orange Day
The City is encouraging the public to wear orange in support of the gun violence prevention movement.
Free orange lapel ribbons, stickers and informational pamphlets will be distributed from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the following locations:
- Jackie Robinson Community Center, 1020 N. Fair Oaks Ave.
- Robinson Park Recreation Center, 1081 N. Fair Oaks Ave.
- Victory Park Recreation Center, 2575 Paloma St.
- Villa Parke Community Center, 363 E. Villa St.
Stay connected to the City of Pasadena! Visit us online at www.cityofpasadena.net; follow us on Twitter at @PasadenaGov, and Instagram and Facebook at @CityOfPasadena; or call the Citizen Service Center, 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday at (626) 744-7311.