In the News

Soul Box Media Coverage:
Tabs open to listings for each year.

PBS News Hour uses Reuters image of Soul Box Project in front of the Capitol Building in D.C.

November 12, 2022 KPTV-Fox12, Portland, OR— “Can’t wrap my Heart Around it”: Soul Boxes at The Madeleine Parish and School

November 2022 The Rhode Island Wave, Providence, RI—Moms Demand chapter display in The Pawtucket Arts Festival

October 12, 2022 Arithmetic of Compassion blog, Eugene, OR—Psychology research explains efficacy of The Soul Box Project

July 27, 2022 The Oregonian, Portland, OR—40,000 Soul Boxes represent 6 months of U.S. gunfire deaths in 2022.

July 25, 2022 Salem Reporter, Salem, OR—Salem library exhibit stacks origami boxes honoring victims of gun violence

July 23, 2022 Statesman Journal, Salem, OR—Salem Public Library hosts The Soul Box Project

July 18, 2022 KBOO-90.7 FM, Portland, OREclectic Pandemic host Thomas James speaks with Leslie Lee and Dr. Saskia Hostetler Lippy

July 10, 2022 KGW-NBC TV8, Portland, OR—Portland non-profit uses origami exhibit to show impact of gun violence

July 7, 2022 Willamette Week, Portland, OR—The Soul Box Project is Honoring Lives Lost to Gun Violence

July 7, 2022 KPTV-Fox12, Portland, OR—Art exhibit in downtown Portland shows impact of gun violence

June 21, 2022 PBS NewsHour, Washington, D.C.—Senate negotiators reach agreement on gun legislation (photo)

June, 2022, Washington, D.C.—A look at how the Mystics are making their mark on their community

June 5, 2022 WDBJ-CBS TV7, Lynchburg, VA—Lynchburg mom takes action after losing son to gun violence

June 5, 2022 WSET-ABC TV3, Lynchburg, VA—Wear Orange: Lynchburg mom honors slain son

June 5, 2022 The State Journal, Frankfort, KY—Moms Demand Action host Soul Box making event

June 3, 2022 Swish Appeal, Boston, MA—Mystics’ Wear Orange game of utmost importance after shooting

June 2, 2022 Swish Appeal, Boston, MA—Zack Ward interviews Leslie Lee on collaboration with Mystics Bball

May 31, 2022 Our Sports Central, Washington, D.C.—Mystics Wear Orange in Unity

May 26, 2022 Press Conference, Portland, OR—490 Soul Boxes serve as the backdrop for press conference about gun safety ballot measures

May 9, 2022,GA—Crafting for a Cause: church uses art to promote justice

April 22, 2022 KPTV-Fox12, Portland, OR—Portland artists spread awareness of gun violence through plays

April 20, 2022 ABC-TV57, South Bend, IN— “Angel Mom” advocates for end to gun violence through theater & art

April 20, 2022 KATU-ABC TV2, Portland, OR—Theater company confronts gun violence with plays

February 24, 2022 PBS NewsHour, New York, NY—10 Years after Trayvon Martin (Soul Box photo & caption)

February 15, 2022 Art & Resistance: Power to the People Blog, Boston, MA—Red Stains on the Walls Replaced with Paper Boxes

February 7, 2022. WDBJ-CBS TV 7, Roanoke, VA—Traveling exhibit at University of Lynchburg addresses gun violence

February 5, 2022. The News & Advance, Lynchburg, VA— “This Loss We Carry”: Art Exhibit calls attention to gunfire epidemic and its impacts

February 1, 2022. University of Lynchburg Press Release, Lynchburg, VA—Soul Box gun violence project among three spring exhibits at Daura Museum

January 18, 2022. Satellite: Beyond the Page podcast, Portland, OR—Soul Boxes lined the lobby of Profile Theatre’s production of Gloria. Bobby Bernea (Profile Theatre) and Kelsea Ashenbrenner (The Soul Box Project) discuss why.

CBS Mornings-October 2021

December 7, 2021. The Center for American Progress, Washington, DC —Religious Organizations Are Integral to the Fight Against Gun Violence

November 8, 2021. The Guardian, New York Edition—’I am so sick and tired’: Virginia police chief decries gun violence epidemic

October 24, 2021. Matter of Fact TV, Washington, DC—What 200,000 Gunfire Victims Looks Like

October 21, 2021. CBS Mornings, Washington, DC—Art Project Visualizes Toll of U.S. Gunfire Epidemic and Honors Victims

October 21, 2021. Now This News, Washington, DC—Exhibit Tackles Magnitude of America’s Gun Violence

October 18, 2021. FOX TV5, Washington, DC—Thousands of Soul Boxes on National Mall memorialize lives lost

October 17, 2021. CGTN-News US, Washington, DC—Soul Box Project in Washington, DC

October 17, 2021. Washington Post Metro section, Washington, DC—An art project visualizes the toll of gun violence

October 17, 2021. WTOP FM Radio, Washington, DC—Soul Box Project on the National Mall highlights staggering statistics

October 16, 2021., Washington, DC—Who are all these people

October 16, 2021. NBC TV4, Washington, DC—Nearly 200,000 Soul Boxes on National Mall

October 14, 2021. NBC TV10, Philadelphia, PA—Moms of slain children make Soul Boxes

September 28, 2021. WZZM-ABC TV 13, Grand Rapids, MI—ArtPrize exhibit travels to National Mall

September 22, 2021. WOOD-NBC TV 8, Grand Rapids, MI—ArtPrize Soul Boxes honor lives impacted by gun violence

September 2, 2021. KOIN TV 6, Portland, OR—Portland artist takes exhibit to Washington, D.C.

July 21, 2021. San Jose Inside, San Jose, CA—One week of remembrance for anniversary of Gilroy Garlic Festival shooting

July 20, 2021, WBAI, Radio GAG (Gays Against Guns), New York, NY—How to Be an Artivist, Part 1: Interview with Leslie Lee

July 11, 2021. The Pioneer, Concord, CA—Local moms fold hundreds of origami boxes

July 1, 2021, The Pioneer, Concord, CA—New art installation raises awareness about victims of gun violence

June 24, 2021 The Silicon Valley Voice, Mountain View, CA—Moms Demand Action, San Jose chapter, march with 2,700 Soul Boxes

June 16, 2021 KATU-ABC TV2, AM-Northwest, Portland, OR—Interview with Leslie Lee prior to Portland Preview exhibit

June 7, 2021 KQED-NPR Morning Edition, Mountain View, CA—Moms Demand Action March in Mountain View Honors VTA Shooting Victims

June 5, 2021 WTHR-NBC TV13, Noblesville, IN—Gallery exhibit seeks to promote awareness of the impact of gun violence

April 5, 2021 NTD (New Tang Dynasty) News, New York/China—Soul Box Project honors victims of gun violence

April 2, 2021 WBAL-NBC TV 11Annapolis, MD—Soul Box Project honors 724 Maryland victims

April 2, 2021 WJZ-CBS TV 13, Annapolis, MD—Gun Violence Prevention Advocates create Soul Boxes

April 2, 2021 WTOP-Radio News, Annapolis, MD—From Annapolis to the National Mall: The Soul Box Project

March 25, 2021  Authority Magazine,—Social Impact Heroes: Why & How Leslie Lee of The Soul Box Project is Helping to Change Our World

March 5, 2021 BronxNet, Bronx, NY—Exhibit for Awareness and Healing at the BronxArtSpace

February 17, 2021 CBS 46, Atlanta, GA—North Decatur Presbyterian Church honors lives lost

Portland morning show interview, 2020

November 5, 2020 Kingston, MA – Kingston First Parish Church features the Soul Box Project

November 5, 2020 WKBT LaCrosse, WI – The Pump House Regional Arts Center launches Soul Box Exhibit

October 12, 2020 WGN Chicago, IL – Two Chicago women fold in remembrance

September 21, 2020 WBAY Green Bay, WI – Fond du Lac Gallery honors lives affected by gunfire

September 5, 2020 Nexstar Media Group. Soul Box Project depicts gunfire epidemic, helps victims

August 19, 2020. Fond du Lac Reporter. Fond du Lac makes 800 Soul Boxes

July 27, 2020 The Californian – Gilroy Garlic Festival a Year Later

July 26, 2020 NBC Bay Area – Moms Demand Action incorporates Soul Boxes in the remembrance of victims of the 2019 shooting at the Gilroy Garlic Festival.

July 25, 2020 KPIX-CBS San Francisco, CA – Moms Demand Action displays 1,000 Soul Boxes in an outdoor Memorial on the anniversary of the shooting at the 2019  Gilroy Garlic Festival. 

June 29, 2020 WMAR-ABC Midday Maryland, Baltimore, MD – Midday Maryland interview with Leslie Lee and Darlene Cain, Mothers on the Move.

June 25, 2020 KOIN-6, New This Morning, Portland, OR – Local nonprofit uses art to illustrate gun violence impact

June 18, 2020 WJLA-7, Arlington, VA – Baltimore mother finds productive respite in Soul Box Project during her ongoing efforts to receive justice for the police shooting of her son.

June 12, 2020 the fem word (scroll to interview #29) – conversation between Leslie Lee and the fem word’s Monika Samtani and Kamryn Testa (transcript)

June 8, 2020 WTHR-13, Indianapolis, IN – Indiana’s Moms Demand Action joining Soul Box Project

May 18, 2020 WUSA-9,  Great Day Washington, D.C. – During Mental Health Awareness Month, people are managing stress, while giving back, through the Soul Box Project

May 5, 2020 KCBS Radio,  San Francisco, CA – COVID-19 expected to increase gun deaths. Soul Box Project raises awareness.

May 2, 2020 KCRA-3, Sacramento, CA – National Art Project provides outlet to reduce anxiety during pandemic

May 1, 2020 NBC-4, Washington, D.C. – News at 5:00 – Rockville family helps honor gun violence victims 

April 17, 2020 CW WJXT Jacksonville, FL – The Morning Show – Interview with Leslie Lee

March 4, 2020  ABC – KATU TV AM Northwest – Interview with Leslie Lee and Andrew Mesch

Spring 2020 UU World – Soul Box Project sends message about gun violence

February 8, 2020  WLFI West Lafayette, IN  – Moms Demand Action Gather to Make Soul Boxes

February 6, 2020  CW Indianapolis WISH TV – Moms Demand Action Group Hosts Evening Honoring Gun Violence Survivors

January 10, 2020  Tucson Weekly – Soul Box Project Honors Those Affected by Gun Violence

Exhibit and Procession at the Oregon State Capitol, Salem, OR 2019

December 27, 2019  CBS4 Denver – Denver Church Creates Hundreds of Origami Boxes to Represent Victims of Gun Violence

December 12, 2019  Pittsburgh Post-Gazette – Family, activists gather to honor the nearly 80 victims of fatal gun violence in Allegheny County in 2019

December 14, 2019  Uppercase Magazine All About You newsletter – The Soul Box Project

December 5, 2019  Life on Capitol Hill magazine (Denver) – Denver church joins National Art Movement on Impact of Gunfire

September 10, 2019  YES! Magazine – Making the Gun Violence Epidemic Visible Through Art and Activism

Summer 2019  The Paper – The Soul Box Project: Paperfolding to Change a Culture

August 6, 2019  NBC – KING TV Seattle, WA New Day – Interview with Leslie Lee

August 1, 2019  The Seattle Times – How one art project aims to show how widespread gun violence is

June 5, 2019  Clackamas Review – Soul Box Project aims to open hearts, minds in Milwaukie

May 2019  The Centrist Review – Interview with The Soul Box Project: Using Art to Fight the Gun Epidemic

May 7, 2019  CBC – KTVN Reno, NV – The Soul Box Project at the Nevada National Alliance on Mental Illness Conference

April 7, 2019   NBC – KGW – Art Revealing the Gunfire Epidemic at the Multnomah Arts Center

April 5, 2019    ABC – KATU AM Northwest – Interview with Leslie Lee

Apr. 1, 2019   Concordia News – Soul Boxes Travel from Concordia to Salem

Feb. 27, 2019   Metroscope PDX Entercom Radio – Interview with Leslie Lee (link removed)

Feb. 15, 2019    NBC – KGW – Procession for Soul Box Project

Feb. 15, 2019   ABC – KATU – Soul Box Project delivered to capitol

Feb. 15, 2019   Statesman Journal – Video: Soul Box Project displays 37,000 origami boxes to honor victims

Feb. 15, 2019   Statesman Journal – Photos: Soul Box Project displays 37,000 origami boxes to honor victims 

Feb. 14, 2019   ABC – KATU – Woman’s art project aims to display scope of gunfire epidemic

Feb. 13, 2019   FOX – KPTV/KPDX – Group will honor shooting victims with 36,000 origami boxes

Jan. 13, 2019   NBC – KGW – Cerimon House Exhibition Opening. Interview with Leslie Lee.

Jan. 13, 2019   Documentary Short – Filmmaker Nicholas Brown’s Soul Box Project Overview 

Jan. 13, 2019   CW – KRCW – Cerimon House Exhibition Opening. Interview with Leslie Lee.

Jan. 30, 2019   KBOO: The Radio Activist – Art to Show the Impact of Gun Violence: Interview with Leslie Lee

Jan. 16, 2019   Portland Tribune – Bits & Pieces: The Soul Box Project at Cerimon House

Jan. 8, 2019   Tucson News Now – Local women take stand agains gun violence with ‘Soul Boxes’