Kyra Sedgwick on the Importance of Wearing Orange to Highlight Solutions to Gun Violence

Kyra Sedgwick on the Importance of Wearing Orange to Highlight Solutions to Gun Violence

Kyra Sedgwick on the Importance of Wearing Orange to Highlight Solutions to Gun Violence More For actress Kyra Sedgwick , America’s regular gun massacres are a wrenching call to action. On Friday — National Gun Violence Awareness Day — Sedgwick will join with others around the country in wearing orange to honor those killed by gun violence and to focus on gun safety efforts. Friday is also the kickoff to Wear Orange Weekend , with events continuing through Sunday. Supporters will be posting on social media under the hashtag #wearorange. “All of it seems like a drop in the bucket, but if everyone becomes a little bit of an activist a couple of times a year, it makes you feel like a citizen of this world, a citizen of America, who is trying to advocate for change and guidelines and safety,” Segwick, 52, tells PEOPLE. “Wear Orange is just one of those symbolic things that’s part of the whole fight for some kind of regulation for gun violence and meaningful gun control legislation being passed,” she explains. “And not to forget. To constantly bring it to the forefront. I think we have a really short memory because it’s too painful, experiencing that horror all the time. But it’s important that we have a voice to that.” The campaign — which was launched by Everytown for Gun Safety and is supported by other actors such as Julianne Moore — was started after the death of Hadiya Pendleton, a 15-year-old who […]

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