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The Soul Box Project is making news across the country.

See where and how dedicated ARTivists are using Soul Boxes to visualize the scale of gun violence.

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Families Devastated by Loss

WashingtonPost-October 2021

WASHINGTON, D.C. Visitors and volunteers gather for the Soul Box Project, an art installation representing victims of gun violence, at the Mall in D.C. on Oct. 16.

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Revealing the Gunfire Epidemic on the National Mall

CBS Mornings-October 2021

WASHINGTON, D.C. More than 200,000 Soul Boxes were on display at the National Mall. CBS Mornings visited the exhibit and talked to parents who made Soul Boxes for their children, lost to gunfire.

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What 200,000 Gunfire Victims Looks Like

Matter of Fact - October 2021

WASHINGTON, D.C. The touring exhibit spanned the National Mall, demonstrating that each loss is one we all carry. “Everyone is impacted.”

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Survivor Explains the Power of Soul Boxes

Now This News - October 2021

WASHINGTON, D.C. Almost 200,000 Soul Boxes lined the National Mall, representing lives lost and injured in the U.S. over the last 3 years. “The gun violence is just unexplainable, right?”

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ArtPrize ‘Soul Boxes’ honor lives impacted by gun violence

8,800 Soul Boxes at ArtPrize in Grand Rapids, MI

GRAND RAPIDS, Michigan. On average, gun violence takes more than 1,200 lives each year in Michigan and 2021 is on pace to be the worst year in decades. This entry in the city-wide ArtPrize festival displays 8,800 Soul Boxes.

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Portland artist takes anti-gun violence exhibit to DC

KOIN-TV June 2021

Creator Leslie Lee is now planning to take 200,000 boxes to the country’s capitol for an installation at the National Mall. Each box represents a person who has been killed or injured by guns in the last three years alone in the U.S.

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This Loss We Carry
Portland Preview

Our Portland preview of This Loss We Carry featured 70,000 Soul Boxes representing one year of U.S. gunfire deaths and injuries. This exhibit was approximately one-third the size of the exhibit scheduled for the National Mall on October 16 and 17, 2021.

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An Exhibit
Promotes Healing

Bronx Net news clip

An exhibit at the Bronx Art Space, NY, includes Soul Box Project and numerous other works that address gun violence.

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Annapolis Moms
at State House

Exhibit at the Maryland State House, Annapolis

At the Maryland State House, Moms Demand Action displays an exhibit of Soul Boxes honoring 724 Maryland victims of gun violence.

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Chicago Women Fold Boxes in Remembrance

Two women make Soul Boxes at small table

Two Chicago, IL, women fold Soul Boxes in remembrance of loved ones and too many lives lost to gunfire.  “I think we need to feel emotion about it. Maybe that’ll help.”

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Moms Demand Action
Remembers Gilroy

Woman in Moms Demand Action shirt looks at Soul Boxes arranged on pavement

San Jose, CA, Moms Demand Action displays 1000 Soul Boxes in the remembrance of victims of the 2019 shooting at the Gilroy Garlic Festival.

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Interview: Father
Finds Solace

Close-up of a father by Soul Boxes

Portland’s popular morning show interviews a father who has found solace in folding Soul Boxes after losing his teenage son to suicide.

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Highlights with Soul Box Founder Leslie Lee

Close-up of Leslie Lee

Clips of interviews from various news channels with Artist and Founder of Soul Box Project, Leslie Lee.

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Nexstar Media
Sept. 5, 2020

News still of mother, Darlene, with photo of son

A Baltimore, MD, mother finds meaningful respite in The Soul Box Project during her ongoing efforts to receive justice for the police shooting of her son.

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Leslie Speaks with
Surgeon Lily DiGiacomo

Leslie Lee

Artist and Soul Box Project founder, Leslie Lee, and Sacramento trauma surgeon, Lily DiGiacomo, explore the significance of this empathetic art project to health care workers.

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