It’s #WearOrange Day!
Five years ago, 15-year-old Hadiya Pendleton was shot and killed in a Chicago park. One week before, she had proudly participated in Obama’s inauguration. After her death, her family and friends asked people to honor her life and to take a stand against all those effected by gun violence by wearing orange on her birthday on June 2nd.
This week, we at New Mexicans to Prevent Gun Violence will be doing just that. We will wear orange not only for Hadiya, but for the 96 people who die every day to gun violence. We wear orange to honor those who are injured every day and in honor of those who have lost their loved ones to gun violence.
School Mural Updates
It will be a busy summer for New Mexicans to Prevent Gun Violence. We are currently working with an amazing group of artists from Bernalillo High School on a gun violence prevention mural. In August, students in Socorro will start a mural for their city.
Guns to Gardens Update:
Taos & Las Cruces in July
We have two Guns to Gardens gun buybacks planned for July, one in Taos and the other in Las Cruces. We are working with students in Santa Fe on gun violence prevention legislation and a bill to get guns out of the hands of domestic violence offenders.
We are proud to present one of our gardening tools from our Guns To Gardens gun buyback created by Brazilian artist, Renee de Silva in an exhibition: Gun Violence, A Brief Cultural History – Maxwell Museum of Anthropology at UNM.
NMPGV in the News
NMPGV Co-president Miranda Viscoli publishes “America, Your Gun Problem is killing Our Children” in Santa Fe New Mexican “My View” section.
Thank you for your continued support!
We are making so much progress which wouldn’t be possible without our passionate members.