The Soul Box Project offers solace for individuals, communities and our entire nation as we grieve the daily loss of lives to gunfire. The calming, restorative activity of folding origami Soul Boxes and adding them to public exhibits is an effective way to raise awareness by combining art with activism.
An Event Can Be Simple:
Schedule time to show your book club, church group, or service league how to fold a Soul Box.
If you can’t yet meet in person, meet virtually.
Set a reachable number of Boxes for your group to fold. Data from GunViolenceArchive.org can help you set a goal that is meaningful for your city, state, or region.
Be aware that suicides comprise over half the U.S. gunfire deaths. Those names do not make the headlines, but you may well know someone who took their own life with a gun.
For Deeper Engagement:
Host a day-long or weekend event.
Collaborate with other organizations in your city or state.
Be inclusive. Use this opportunity to build bridges.
To generate participation and publicity buzz for your event call attention to The Soul Box Project’s online exhibit.
Plan a panel discussion. Invite community leaders.
Schedule a reading of juried, 10-minute plays written by youth through EnoughPlays.com
During your event, include a Soul Box-making table where your attendees can honor someone they know killed or injured by gunfire.