Black History Month

National Gun Violence Survivors Week also marks the start of Black History Month.

Today marks the first day of National Gun Violence Survivors Week and Black History Month—when we recognize the importance of Black leadership, advocacy, and resilience in the gun violence prevention movement. There is no way to talk about gun violence without talking about its disproportionate impact on Black communities across the country. Black communities bear the brunt of the physical, emotional, and financial burden that comes with our nation’s continual rise in gun violence. Even now, 68 percent of Black Americans or someone they care for have experienced gun violence. As we commemorate both of these events, let’s honor the lives of those forever changed by gun violence by lifting their voices.

Join the Conversation

Whether you are a survivor of gun violence or an ally to survivors, join in on the conversation on social media using the hashtag #GVSurvivorsWeek or create a National Gun Survivors Week profile to show support.