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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.

June 2023: Your Opportunity to Make a Difference 

Start planning NOW for Wear Orange and Gun Violence Awareness month in JUNE

If you are planning an event, workshop, march, vigil, or display involving Soul Boxes anytime during the month of June, let us know so you can be part of This Loss We Carry NATIONWIDE. The goal: participation in every state, to show that senseless gun violence is a problem in every corner of our nation.

Our pro media team at Laura Evans Media will amplify your June activism through local media and also weave all efforts together to capture the attention of national media outlets. Our October 2021 exhibit on the National Mall was covered by CBS Mornings, The Washington Post, Matter of Fact, and others. This June, let’s once again push for nationwide awareness and action. Get on board NOW for possible inclusion in upcoming print media features.

Join these groups, already on board for June:
Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense, Rhode Island Chapter, RI
Youth Advocate Programs, Inc, Wilmington, DE
Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense, Anne Arundel Co Chapter, MD
Everything 4 Walter, Waldorf, MD
Gun Violence Prevention Commission, City of Roanoke, VA
The CHARLES Foundation, Philadelphia, PA
Chester Community Coalition, Chester, PA
Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense, Cincinnati Area Chapter, OH
IHM Sisters, Servants of the Immaculate Heart of Mary, Monroe, MI
Pump House Regional Arts Center, La Crosse, WI
Arts Chamber of Commerce, St. Louis, MO
Journey 4ward, Fort Worth, TX
Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense, Nevada Chapter, NV
First Unitarian Church, Portland, OR
City of Portland, OR
Math Gamers, Sherwood, OR
Alliance for Gun Responsibility, Seattle, WA

Online: Adopt a Branch Info Session

4 PM (Pacific) / 5 PM (Mountain) / 6 PM (Central) / 7 PM (Eastern)
Contact exhibit@soulboxproject.org to obtain Zoom link

To prepare eye-catching visuals for June, groups are adopting (at no cost) display panels of Soul Boxes—the very same panels we showed on the National Mall. Over 130 of our 372 panels have already been adopted.

In the meantime, learn more about panel adoption, backpack kits, and other materials or contact us at exhibit@SoulBoxProject.org to set up a private call.

Adopt a Branch

Current / Up-Coming

OH-OH Advocacy Day

Columbus, OH | 9 AM – 5 PM, Wednesday, March 22
Trinity Episcopal Church
125 E. Broad St, Columbus, OH 43215

Join Moms Demand Action for their Advocacy Day 2023, a critical day of action at the Ohio Statehouse. Arrive early at 8:30 AM to register for events later in the day. Following the 9:00 AM rally, meet with representatives and senators to share the importance of gun violence prevention and common sense gun reforms. Most meetings will conclude by mid-afternoon. Come for the rally; stay as long as you are able!

Moms Demand Action, Cincinnati area chapter

Windows on Pawtucket

Pawtucket, RI | September 2022 – July 2023
Harvest Kitchen Cafe
2 Bayley St, Pawtucket, RI

Members of the Rhode Island chapter of Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense will exhibit their locally made Soul Box panels as part of the 2022 Windows on Pawtucket. This “walking” gallery tour fills empty windows on Main Street and beyond with close to 40 artworks by artists from Rhode Island and other surrounding states. The 362 Soul Boxes on view represent two years of gunfire deaths and injuries in the state of Rhode Island. The juried exhibition is a collaboration between the Art League Rhode Island and Pawtucket Foundation. Read about it in The Rhode Island Wave.

DIY panel and Soul Boxes in cafe window, Pawtucket, Rhode Island

End Gun Violence Walk

Clinton, MD | April 22, 9 AM – Noon
End Gun Violence Walk
Everything 4 Walter
Costco Park
11000 Thrift Rd, Clinton, MD 20735

Everything 4 Walter invites all to join in this walk in honor of Walter Thomas and other victims who lost their lives to gun violence. If you have a loved one you would like to represent, please wear a T-shirt with their picture (printed or pinned) on it. Please RSVP to join in the walk. Details will be emailed to registered participants.

The Loss We Carry

Portland, OR | June 2023
Portland City Hall
1221 SW Fourth Ave., Portland, OR

Portland’s City Hall will feature Soul Boxes in its North Atrium through the month of June, National Gunfire Awareness month. Additional events in conjunction with this exhibit TBA.

In June, the exhibit will be open to the public from 8:00 – 5:00, Monday – Friday.
City Hall’s 4th Avenue entrance is easily reached by public transportation. Plan your trip on TriMet.

Seal of the City of Portland, Oregon / Gun Violence Awareness Month, June 2023

Wear Orange Weekend Day in the Park

Seattle, WA | June 3, 2023
Location TBA

Activities for families and people of all ages. Alliance for Gun Responsibility will display their panels of Soul Boxes and provide materials to create their own to take home.

Alliance for Gun Responsibility, Seattle, WA

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

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

A Soul Box Project Activity or Exhibit Can Enhance Your Event

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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