If I were still teaching, I would be very afraid. At least it sounds like some students are supportive. Be hyper aware of any students who act strangely or come on to you, especially if they got a low grade in anything. It probably does not matter if it is your class or.not. Are there some fellow teachers that would be willing to sit in with you at any conference (and you with them) for some support?
Today my orange is the orange striped tee with blue jeans and the same earrings and bag as yesterday, nude flats.

Today

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I wore my Otto the Orangeman tee, because it’s the only item I have with orange, but sadly people thought I was just supporting Syracuse University. I was able to speak up though since I so rarely wear a tee.

You are wearing orange for a great cause. We have very tight gun control laws in Australia, and despite guns getting into the wrong hands from time to time, it has significantly reduced the threat of gun attacks at schools.

We are tightening ours up since our 15 March gun massacre in Christchurch. Our government is buying some guns back. I am surprised how many are said to be out there because we are not really a gun culture, only for some hunting of animals and duck shooting. It is more of a rural thing.
Good on you Joy and all of you who are doing what you can.

Great initiative, hope it makes some difference. I am curious - why orange?

Anchie, I don’t know why orange. It is a color most have not associated with a cause like pink for breast cancer and red for heart disease.

i'm guessing the orange is because its the color that many hunters wear for gun safety as its easy to see in the woods because there really isn't any natural orange things in the forest or other places where you are likely to be hunting....
(FYI many of the US states actually require hunters to wear orange in the woods....)

Thank you, Kkards, that is a good reason.
My Sunday orange outfit was not what I had planned but the weather turned cold.
Light orange EF dress, orange Target clutch, blush Bandolino wedge shoes, floral spring scarf and glass earrings from the Denver Botanic Gardens gift shop.

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Joy! The outfit is gorgeous! Must repeat this one!

I love your outfit, Joy! I don’t own anything orange, other than an old Kate spade bag. I’ll bring it out in support!

Wonderful orange looks Joy!

Julie I am so sorry to read that.

There are no easy answers but there are answers - I am not sure whether they will be taken in this current divisive political climate.

Sal, you are right. These are strange times when even children in a religion class ask you what is the plan if a shooter comes here?
Angie that looks like a winning outfit for any time. I need to try that sweater. It would be perfect for the weather we are having and any summer trip to the mountains.
Thank you, Rachylou, Mirjana, Angie, and all who are wearing orange in support.

OK... I wore my ONE item of clothing that is orange... A Woolovers burnt orange poloneck

Well, I saw this real late. With 10 minutes left in the weekend. No orange clothing but a bangle, scrunchies, and a pair of Halloween candy corn earrings. Not very impactful but possible for next time.

Late to the orange party- but this was from yesterday. Love those orange glass earrings!

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I am in 100% agreement with the thought behind this, but really have nothing orange in my closet. Thank you to all who made the effort to bring attention to this incredibly important issue!

Great Innitiative !!!

This is excellent! Thank you for posting this. It’s so important.