Coalition to Stop Gun Violence

Jun 4, 2021

4 min read

We #WearOrange to Keep Our Youth Safe

At the age of 15, a young girl from Chicago named Hadiya Pendleton had the honor of performing on behalf of her high school at the second presidential inauguration of Barack Obama. She was a talented majorette dancer and a sophomore at King College Prep. Just over a week later, while she waited in the park with friends after taking her final exams, she was shot and killed. Hadiya’s death came to serve as a microcosm of the…