Evening with Cleopatra Cowley-Pendleton, end gun violence advocate
June 1, 2020 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm CDT
Amnesty International USA is joining millions of voices to #WearOrange as we confront one of the most pressing human rights crises in the country: Gun Violence. Nearly 100 people die every day due to gun violence. Gun violence remains an everyday reality – especially for many black and brown communities in Chicago.
Orange is the color that Hadiya Pendleton’s friends wore in her honor when she was shot and killed in Chicago at the age of 15 — just one week after performing at President Obama’s 2nd inaugural parade in 2013. Since then, orange, a color that signals safety and caution, has become the defining color of the gun violence prevention movement and offers an opportunity to raise awareness and honor all those affected by gun violence.
Join us for a powerful discussion with Cleopatra Cowley-Pendleton, Hadiya’s mother and advocate, and Amnesty experts to learn how we can come together to build a human rights movement to end gun violence. This panel will also give attendees the tools and overview how to take action leading up to National Gun Violence Awareness Day on June 5th!
We all want to live free from fear of gun violence. We all want our loved ones and communities to be safe. This is a human rights crisis, and we must act together.
Speakers include, Cleopatra Cowley-Pendleton, Founder of Hadiya’s Promise; Ernest Coverson, campaign manager for AIUSA’s End Gun Violence Campaign; Jasmeet Sidhu, Senior Researcher, AIUSA; and Ebony Brickhouse, Field Manager, AIUSA.
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