APPLETON — A coalition of local groups has organized a Rally to End Gun Violence Friday evening in Appleton.

The rally will take place from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. on Friday, June 3, 2022 at Houdini Plaza in downtown Appleton.

The rally coincides with National Gun Violence Awareness Day. People are encouraged to wear orange.

There will be several speakers at the event. Alivia Meyer, a student at Appleton North High School, will read Amanda Gorman’s poem “Hymn for the Hurting,” according to WBAY TV.

The event is sponsored by Forward Appleton, Moms Demand Action-Fox Valley, Fox Cities Gun Violence Prevention Team, Fox Cities Advocates for Public Education, Wisconsin Anti-Violence Effort (WAVE).

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By Dan Plutchak

Dan Plutchak, born and raised in Kaukauna, is cofounder of Kaukauna Community News.