Wear orange at a Peace Walk in Pasadena on June 4, and join a rally in Pasadena on June 11.
By Lauren Pressman
This week’s episode of The First Lady was powerful. Eleanor Roosevelt was issuing her strong opposition to segregation and racism; Betty Ford proclaimed her support for the ERA and a woman’s right to choose; Michelle Obama faced the heart wrenching gun violence that befell Sandy Hook and Hadiya Pendleton in Chicago.
In the realm of continuing gun violence, there are actions we can and must take. This coming weekend, June 3-5, is Wear Orange Weekend. Wear Orange originated with the friends of Hadiya Pendleton. They decided to commemorate her life by wearing orange, which is the color hunters wear to protect themselves. There is a Peace Walk scheduled in Pasadena June 4. You can go to wearorange.org to find an event near you.
March for Our Lives is a student run organization and was created after the mass shooting at Stoneman Douglas High School in Florida. There will be rallies all across the country on Saturday, June 11. There will be one in Pasadena as well as one in downtown L.A. You can go to marchforourlives.com to find a rally near you.
Lauren Pressman is a resident of Sierra Madre. She is a retired high school counselor and long time activist.
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