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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 Soul Box Project at the Contra Costa Library System

Orinda, CA | August 2024
Orinda Library Art Gallery
26 Orinda Way
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. Past exhibits were on view:
February – Ygnacio Library
January – Antioch Library, with Soul Box-Making activity on MLK Day

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 continuously on view.

Temporarily unavailable Feb 25-27, 2024 while panels were on loan to The Gun Violence Prevention Forum 2024.

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.

The Gun Violence Prevention Forum

New York, NY and online | February 27, 2024
Northwell Health

Hosted by Northwell Health’s CEO Michael Dowling, The Gun Violence Prevention Forum 2024 was the 5th annual convening of key healthcare and cross-sector leaders to form alliances, drive strategy, and elevate the national conversation around gun violence as a public health emergency.

This ground-breaking public health summit is focused on mobilizing collective efforts within the healthcare industry. And now – building on the significant momentum we have seen in healthcare and at a national level – is the urgent time to mobilize from advocacy to action.

The Gun Violence Prevention Forum welcomed 100 dedicated leaders in-person in New York City and streamed live by a global audience of 2000+ changemakers. Attendees were able to see Soul Box panels (loaned by NYC Soul Box Branch /The Lower Eastside Girls Club), make a Soul Box, and speak with Leslie Lee.

The event closed with inspirational words from two of several excellent guest speakers:

  • President Bill Clinton, founder and board chair of Clinton Foundation
  • Beverly Emers, board member of The Soul Box Project
Northwell Health 5th annual Gun Violence Prevention Forum, February 2024

View 2024 highlights, including the Soul Box Project at 3:27

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