WEAR ORANGE PEACE WALK
Time & Location
About The Event
WEAR ORANGE DAY is observed in early June throughout the country, with thousands of people wearing the color orange and turning community landmarks orange to bring attention to the epidemic of gun violence. This is the third year for the WEAR ORANGE observance in Lexington and the second in conjunction with the VIP Peace Walk. Long-time activist Anita Franklin started the Peace Walks in April 2015, a year after her son Antonio Franklin Jr. was shot and killed in that very park, an innocent victim of the gun violence epidemic that threatens our country.
GUEST SPEAKERS BEGINNING AT 5:30 PM SURVIVORS, COMMUNITY LEADERS AND FRIENDS
6:15 P.M. PEACE WALK RAIN OR SHINE
SPONSORED BY THE ANTONIO FRANKLIN JR. “VIP”, OFFICE OF THE FAYETTE COUNTY SHERIFF, MOMS DEMAND ACTION, CONVERSATIONS THAT MATTER, WE ARE SURVIVORS, LEXINGTON POLICE DEPARTMENT, FAYETTE COMMONWEALTH ATTORNEY’S OFFICE, FIRE DEPARTMENT, THE INTERFAITH COMMUNITY, EAST END COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION AND MORE ….
TOGETHER WE ARE ON A MISSION TO STOP THE VIOLENCE