One day, we hope these marches will no longer be necessary. Until then, we will continue to bring attention and action to the needless suffering and death brought about by government sanctioned gun violence.
On Saturday, May 13, 2023, the Portland Raging Grannies held a March of Mourning for Victims of Gun Violence. We marched from the Portland Art Museum, through the South Park Blocks, and into the Portland Farmers Market at PSU.
The group carried a mock coffin at the head of the march, symbolizing the lives lost due to gun violence. Behind the coffin, members held headstone signs displaying the dates, locations, and numbers of victims from mass shootings that have occurred this year. The march aimed to raise awareness about the impact of gun violence and advocate for sensible gun control measures.