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Events and Art Exhibits Revealing Gun Violence

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

Current / Up-Coming

This Loss We Carry – Michigan and Ohio

Temperance, MI | August 20 – Sept 22, 2023
Bedford Library
8575 Jackman Rd

Soul Boxes remember individuals lost or injured by any circumstance of shooting: violence, defense, accident or suicide. This exhibit represents and honors approximately 2,940 men, women and children SHOT in Michigan and Ohio in 5 ½ months.

Free and open to the public. Library hours: Sunday 12-5, Mon-Thu 9-8, Fri-Sat 9-5

These Soul Box panels are on loan from the IHM sisters in Monroe, MI, working with others to build a culture of peace and right relationship among ourselves, with the Church and with the whole Earth community.

Soul Box panels on view at Bedford Library, Temperance MI, 2023

Oregon Gun Violence : Suicide

Gladstone, OR | September 2023
St Stephen Lutheran Church
290 W. Gloucester St.
To visit, call 503-656-8194

This joint project of the Social Justice Committee of St Stephen and King of Kings Lutheran churches will be on display for the month of September, Suicide Prevention Awareness Month. The exhibit represents the number of Oregonians, about 463, who died by suicide with guns each year. Soul Box panels borrowed from Milwaukie Presbyterian Church.

Soul Boxes on display at St Stephen Lutheran Church, Gladstone OR. Sept 2023

Oregon Gun Violence : Suicide

Milwaukie, OR | September 2023
Ledding Public Library
10660 SE 21st Ave
Mon–Thurs 10am–8pm, Fri-Sat 10am-6pm, Sun 12-6pm

Visit this exhibit emphasizing the impact of suicide in Oregon, on view during Suicide Prevention Awareness Month. The exhibit represents the number of Oregonians, about 463, who died by suicide with guns each year. Organized by members of King of Kings Lutheran Church, Milwaukie. Soul Box panels borrowed from Milwaukie Presbyterian Church.

Soul Box display at Ledding Public Library, Milwaukie OR, Sept 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

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