- Date/time: June 2nd, 12:00am
RADIO ONE ST. LOUIS SPOTLIGHTS GUN VIOLENCE AWARENESS
95.5 THE LOU & HOT 104.1 WILL PARTNER WITH COMMU NITY LEADERS TO BRING AWARENESS TO GUN VIOLENCE IN THE ST. LOUIS AREA DURING THEIR WEAR ORANGE CAMPAIGN.
ST.LOUIS, MO (May 18, 2018) – 95.5 The Lou (WFUN) & Hot 104.1 (WHHL), Better Family Life and St. Louis Regional Crimestoppers will partner to promote Wear Orange Day March on Saturday, June 2, 2018 at 10:00am.
The Walk will start at St. Alphonsus Liguori Catholic Church located at 1118 N Grand Blvd, St. Louis, MO 63106 at 10am and will conclude at Herbert Hoover Boys & Girls Club located at 2901 North Grand Ave., St. Louis, MO 63107.
Following the walk there will be a rally and a community resource fair at Herbert Hoover Boys & Girls Club located at 2901 N. Grand Ave., St. Louis, MO 63110 until 2pm.
The walk will be preceded by a community conversation on gun violence on Wednesday, May 30th at 7PM hosted by Better Family Life and Congressman Lacy Clay at the Better Family Life Cultural Center at 5415 Page Avenue.
June is National Gun Violence Awareness Month and was created in an effort to raise awareness surrounding the issue of senseless gun violence in communities across America. The focus of this effort is to lead a bipartisan charge to concentrate annual heightened attention to gun violence and gun safety. “With gun violence at a pandemic level and it is critical for us to act now,” says Radio One St. Louis Station Manager Nate Dixon. On June 2nd Radio One will be promoting #WearOrangeSTL through its various platforms including on-air and social media.
According to the wearorange.org website, Orange is the color hunters use to protect themselves and others from harm, it is a bright bold color that demands to be seen, expresses our collective hope as a nation – a hope for a future free from gun violence. “Radio One’s mission is to be the most trusted source within the African American Community that informs, entertains, and inspires. We will use the power and reach of our radio stations and online properties to engage and bring awareness to this gun violence crisis. The goal is to help save lives by offering hope and opportunity to those in need through the many resources available on this day,” says Christina Bailey, Lead of the Radio One Local Government Task Force.