Join us on June 7-9th for Wear Orange, as we unite in our call to end gun violence and honor the more than 120 people who are shot and killed, and hundreds more who are wounded and traumatized, every day in our country. Read some of the stories of those affected by gun violence below.

National Gun Violence Survivors Week

Join us Monday, January 22 – Friday, January 26, 2024

CommUNITY Growth

January 22 – 26, 2024 will mark the sixth annual National Gun Violence Survivors Week — a time when we come together to share and amplify the stories and voices of gun violence survivors who live with the impact of gun violence every day of the year. 

Every day in America, more than 120 people are shot and killed, more than 200 are shot and wounded, and countless others experience the collective trauma of gun violence. 

This year, National Gun Violence Survivors Week will be highlighting the role of gun violence survivors as changemakers who are leading efforts to end gun violence by building, strengthening and unifying their communities. 

Throughout the week, we’ll be uplifting the work of survivors across the country and lived experiences with gun violence to highlight the ripple effect of trauma caused by gun violence and the collective action these changemakers are taking to fortify their communities and move towards healing. 

Join National Gun Violence Survivors Week this year and be a part of the movement towards CommUNITY Growth, where survivors lead the way towards a brighter, safer future.

Read the stories from our 2024 Survivor Changemakers below.

Why it matters

Gun violence in any form can leave a lasting impact — whether someone has witnessed an act of gun violence, been threatened or wounded with a gun, or had someone they cared for wounded or killed with a gun. This includes but is not limited to gun homicides, police violence, gun suicides, intimate partner violence involving a gun, mass shootings, and unintentional shootings.

The trauma from gun violence ripples farther than we can imagine, impacting people across generations and geography. Beyond those shot and wounded or killed, families, friends, neighbors and extended communities that share the same identities as victims of gun violence feel the hurt when gun violence occurs.

Behind every gun violence statistic are countless stories — of parents who never got to kiss their kids goodbye, gunshot victims living with physical and emotional wounds, entire families heartbroken by gun suicide, or witnesses of gun crimes living with trauma. During National Gun Violence Survivors Week, we take stock of the terrible human toll of America’s gun violence crisis and recommit ourselves to honoring survivors with action.

Share Your Story

Has gun violence changed your life? Tell your story to help make clear the urgent need to end gun violence.

Moments That Survive

The centerpiece of National Gun Violence Survivors Week is Moments That Survive, a year-round digital storytelling site where gun violence survivors across the country share defining details of their experiences, in their own words.

Events

Join us virtually to learn about the impact of gun violence on different communities and how we can honor survivors with action.

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.

Show your Support

Show your support by creating your own National Gun Survivors Week image and share it on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram.

Become a Partner

Join us as a partner in 2024 by committing to amplify the voices and stories of gun violence survivors and sharing information about the impact of gun violence on social media and virtual events. We will be sharing more about events and activations planned throughout the week.

Join the Network

The Everytown Survivor Network is a nationwide community of survivors working together to end gun violence.