Philadelphia will remember victims and honor community groups and organizations working to end gun violence when we observe National Gun Violence Awareness Day on Friday, June 7, and Wear Orange Weekend, June 7 – 9.

Although the incidence of gun violence in Philadelphia has decreased from its peak in 2021, there is still work to be done. Last year, 1,666 people fell victim to gun violence in Philadelphia. Of those people, 374 lost their lives.

Gun violence is a public health issue. When seen through a public health lens, we are able to focus on those things that can be done to address the root causes of violence. Violence is preventable when its root causes are identified and addressed.

With that in mind, the Philadelphia Department of Public Health is working to identify risks and protective factors in different communities throughout the city. Reducing violence in Philadelphia is a collaborative effort between community members, organizations, employers, and City representatives. Together, we can find solutions by working side by side in communities most impacted by violence.

The City supports community efforts that raise awareness about gun violence. Please join us in observing Gun Violence Awareness Day and Wear Orange Weekend at these events:


Thursday, June 6

St. Christopher’s Hospital for Children Wear Orange Day

11 a.m.

St. Christopher’s Hospital for Children

160 E. Erie Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19134


Friday, June 7

Anti-Gun Violence Summit

10 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Honickman Learning Center Comcast Technology Labs

1936 Judson Street, Philadelphia, PA 19121


Philadelphia Anti-Drug/Anti-Violence Network Gun Violence Awareness Day

Noon – 4 p.m.

Murrell Dobbins CTE High School

2150 W. Lehigh Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19132


Northwest Victim Services Gun Violence Awareness Workshop

2 p.m.

Northwest Victim Services

6022 Germantown Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19144


Saturday, June 8

Philadelphia Walk to Save Black Men’s Lives

7 a.m.

Temple University STAR Complex

1816 N. 15th Street, Philadelphia, PA 19121


2024 Wear Orange Peace Walk and Block Party

10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

MLK Park

Engle Street, Chester, PA 19013


Gun Violence Victim Remembrance Rally

11 a.m.

Moms Bonded By Grief Botanical Garden of Healing

5100 Woodland Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19143