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.

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Janice Walker

In memory of Melvin

My brother, Melvin Worix, was in the prime of his life when he was murdered October 6, 2010.
He broke up a fight between two men who lived in his apartment complex, which resulted in the deaths of all three. I know what grief feels like, and I don’t wish this on any enemy I could possibly have.

Today I grieve while challenging myself to live purposefully, never forgetting those who have been gunned down. I believe that God puts me in places with opportunity and also knows my grief. When he placed me at a neighborhood park to connect with Moms Demand Action, he showed up and showed out and gave me a voice to honor Melvin and so many others.

Reacting shows support for gun violence survivors.