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Iowa City Wear Orange Celebration
June 2, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Americans across the nation will honor victims and survivors, and make a commitment to work together to end gun violence on National Gun Violence Awareness Day.
Why does DVIP partner with Everytown/ Mom’s Demand Action? Because they fight for the safety of victim/survivors!
- Within an average month, 50 American women are shot to death by intimate partners, and many more are injured. Nearly 1 million women alive today have been shot, or shot at, by an intimate partner.
- Everytown’s analysis of mass shootings from 2009 to 2016 shows that in 54 percent of mass shootings, the shooters killed intimate partners or other family members.
- One in seven unlawful gun buyers stopped by a federal background check is a domestic abuser. Since its inception in 1998, the federal criminal background check system (NICS) has blocked more than 300,000 gun sales to domestic abusers.
*read the complete Everytown fact sheet HERE.
The event begins at College Green starts at 10:00, with speakers and song at 10:30. An orange juggler, a Wear Orange Photo Booth, and other delights await!
- June 2, 2018
10:00 am - 12:00 pm