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Events and Art Exhibits Revealing Gun Violence

Participate in current and up-coming activities hosted by individuals, organizations, and venues around the U.S. using the visual of Soul Boxes. Create your own Event or Exhibit

Current / Up-Coming

The Gun Violence Prevention Forum

New York City, NYC | February 27, 2024
Northwell Health
Register to attend virtually at https://preventgunviolence.com

Tune in to the Gun Violence Prevention Forum hosted by @NorthwellHealth on February 27th to hear from an incredible lineup of speakers on how they’re approaching gun violence prevention strategies from a public health lens. Leslie Lee and Beverly Emers will represent The Soul Box Project, giving the 100 in-person participants the opportunity to make a Soul Box and experience the power of art to raise awareness and foster healing.

Speakers to include President Bill Clinton (keynote speaker), Soul Box Project board member Beverly Emers, and many other distinguished individuals.

Soul Box panels for the event on loan from Lower Eastside Girls Club/Soul Box Project Branch, NYC

The Soul Box Project at the Contra Costa Library System

Walnut Creek, CA | February 2024
Ygnacio Library
2661 Oak Grove Road
Open Mon – Sat, Visit the library website for hours.

Multiple branches of the Contra Costa Library system are showcasing the Soul Box Project in 2024. Organized by the Diablo Valley Branch of the Soul Box Project.

August: Orinda Library Art Gallery
February: Ygnacio Library
January: Antioch Library

Ygnacio Library, Walnut Creek, CA, Feb 2023

You Know the Drill

Bronx, NY | June 9, 2023 and beyond
Office of Rep. Ritchie Torres
540 E. Fordham Road
Mon–Fri, 10am–4pm, by appointment only. Call (718) 503-9610

Created by art students at Riverdale Country School with their teacher, Nicky Enright, this art piece integrates found word poetry and 588 Soul Boxes to reveal the perspective of high school students. One panel includes Soul Boxes with student-drawn portraits of each victim in the 2022 Buffalo supermarket shooting. See this reinstallation of You Know the Drill at the office of Rep. Ritchie Torres through June and beyond. See this story and more from early June 2023 on In the News.

Office of US Rep. Ritchie Torres, Bronx, NY. June 2023

This Loss We Carry

New York, NY | June 2023 and beyond
Lower Eastside Girls Club
402 East 8th Street

Display of 588 Soul Boxes

NYC Lower East Side Girls Club, 2023

Visit our Past Highlights page to see a year-by-year gallery of images and a complete listing of past exhibitions and events including Soul Boxes.

June 2023: This Loss We Carry—NATIONWIDE

Soul Box Displays, Actions, and Activities Span the Nation for Gun Violence Awareness Month
In 2021, we collected 200,000 Soul Boxes from across the country and displayed them all together in Washington, D.C. But gun violence isn’t just in one place. And it will take dozens of displays, events, demonstrations, and marches in every state to turn the tide on this nationwide tragedy.

In June 2023, thousands of those Soul Boxes revealed the scale of the gunfire epidemic across the nation. Soul Boxes provided an impactful visual and/or hands-on action in 28 events and exhibits in 14 states plus the District of Columbia. See the participating events (2023 gallery and listing); Watch/read the news coverage (June 2023).

This Loss We Carry: Lynchburg, VA

Daura Museum of Art | January 24 – March 11, 2022
The 1,176 Soul Boxes on view represent approximately 6 months of Virginia gunfire injuries and deaths by violence, defense, accidents, and suicide. The Soul Box exhibit, revealing the scale of the gunfire epidemic, continues the Daura Museum’s series of art exhibitions highlighting social issues, including drug addiction and domestic violence.

Daura Museum of Art at the University of Lynchburg

In the News: WDBJ-TV7 and The News & Advance

Workshop: Make a Soul Box | March 3, 2022 at 6-8 PM
The program is free and open to the public at the Daura Museum and offered in partnership with the Shawn Moss Wellness and Growth Foundation, an organization committed to uplifting and educating in order to reduce the negative impact of gun violence in our communities.

Daura Museum Logo
12 Soul Box panels on a curved wall, University of Lynchburg, VA

This Loss We Carry: Washington, D.C.

The National Mall | October 16-17, 2021
Thousands of visitors experienced the Soul Box Project exhibit of over 200,000 Soul Boxes on the National Mall in Washington, D.C. Each Soul Box holds space for one person shot—killed or injured—in the U.S. in the last three years.

Details are on our National Mall page.

Exhibit spans the National Mall with US Capitol in background

This Loss We Carry: Grand Rapids, MI

ArtPrize, The Atrium at Uccello’s | September 16-October 3, 2021
In our midwest preview of This Loss We Carry at ArtPrize, the 50-foot long display of 8,800 Soul Boxes represented the number of Michigan injuries and deaths (including suicides) in just three years. ArtPrize is an open, independently organized international art competition that takes place for 18 days in the fall in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Watch the news clip on Wood-TV8.

The Atrium
122 Monroe Center St. NW

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I am so glad that you have provided this opportunity for me to participate in doing something to address gun violence in this country beyond politics. Thank you for your heart feelings. – R.H. Portland Oregon