Posts published in 2021

‘Soul Boxes’ at ArtPrize honor lives affected by gun violence

By: Brittany Flowers | Sep 22, 2021 (Updated: Sep 22, 2021) GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) — It’s a problem that has long plagued our nation: Gun violence. On average, gun violence takes more than 1,200 lives each year in Michigan and 2021 is on pace to be the worst year in decades. “I think we’re all struggling with the amount of violence in our communities,” said Portland, Oregon, based artist Leslie Lee. After [...]

By |2024-02-22T06:56:23+00:00September 24th, 2021|Tags: , , , , |

Portland Church Will Help Bring Soul Boxes and Gunfire Awareness to Washington, DC

by Connie Larkman | published on Aug 19, 2021 on United Church of Christ Website. The idea was shared by someone at church. ...Fold a small Soul Box to remember a soul touched by gunfire. The people of First Congregational United Church of Christ in Portland, OR., have embraced the concept. “This is exactly the kind of activism I could really get a hold of,” said Nanci Tangeman, First Congregational’s Soul Box coordinator. Members [...]

By |2024-02-22T07:00:10+00:00September 3rd, 2021|Tags: , , , , |

“This Loss We Carry”

by Ellen Gadberry and Tim Merritt | July 21, 2021 (taken from blog post on North Decatur Presbyterian Church Website) —An origami box: two square sheets of paper transformed into a tribute to a person – a father, mother, child, daughter, son, human – a loved one lost to death by gunshot. That is a Soul Box. It’s also the arts activism project that I have worked on with many friends at NDPC for [...]

By |2024-02-22T07:02:17+00:00September 3rd, 2021|Tags: , , , , |

Authority Magazine Features Soul Box Project Founder

By Leslie Lee | April 18, 2021—Authority Magazine recently featured me in a rather lengthy article. They have a standard set of questions to ask and it was a bit challenging to answer some of them, like: Can you share a story about the funniest mistake you made when you were first starting? Can you tell us what lesson you learned from that? Can you please give us your favorite “Life Lesson Quote”? Can [...]

By |2024-02-22T07:03:09+00:00April 18th, 2021|Tags: , , , |

It’s a Family Affair

"My husband and I learned to fold boxes and then involved my father...With mild dementia, he was able to follow along... knowing that he was doing something important." "My husband and I learned to fold boxes and then involved my father...With mild dementia, he was able to follow along... knowing that he was doing something important." Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipiscing elit. Vestibulum finibus mauris nec euismod rutrum. Duis sapien [...]

By |2024-02-22T07:04:27+00:00April 9th, 2021|Tags: , , , |
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