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Five Dallas-Fort Worth Events to #WearOrange on Saturday, June 2

It seems like there’s a new headline every week regarding a school shooting or other gun violence. We visited this topic in our 2014 article The Lowdown on Lockdowns, where we examined the safety measures of local schools. We’ve updated the piece since then with recent changes to gun laws in light of the school shootings this year.

The next generation has done their own communicating on the subject. High school students throughout the country, and even around the world, have spoken out against gun violence with demonstrations and speeches—on March 28, participants worldwide came together for March for Our Lives.

Everytown and supporting organizations are partnering together again in recognition of National Gun Violence Awareness Day, June 1, to continue the movement against gun violence. They’re asking participants to wear orange through June 3 and attend events throughout the country to be in community with others who stand against gun violence and to honor its victims.

Read on for five events in Dallas-Fort Worth where you can #WearOrange and demonstrate solidarity against gun violence. If you’d like to find out more about the events, or ways you can help, contact info@momsdemandaction.org.

Dallas

Oak Highlands Brewery will host speakers and survivors, in addition to providing information and ways you can advocate for gun reform.

10484 Brockwood Road, Dallas; 496/802-9455

Saturday, June 2, at 10am

Arlington

Take the kiddos and your friends to JW Dunlop Park for a potluck picnic with the city of Arlington and the Fort Worth Moms Demand Action.

1500 NW Green Oaks Blvd., Arlington; 817/459-5474

Saturday, June 2, 5pm

Plano

Bob Woodruff Park will also host a potluck picnic with fellow mamas of Moms Demand Action. Activities include games, volleyball and pizza.

2601 San Gabriel Drive, Plano; 972/941-7250

Saturday, June 2, noon

Southlake

Head to Bob Jones Park for food and family-fun activities like face painting.

3901 N. White Chapel Blvd., Southlake; 817/748-8019

Saturday, June 2, 5pm

Denton

Food trucks, voter registration and speakers will be on hand at Backyard on Bell, plus information on how to prevent gun violence.

410 N. Bell Ave. Denton; 940/243 4990

Saturday, June 2, noon