‘Soul Boxes’ at ArtPrize honor lives affected by gun violence

By: Brittany Flowers | Sep 22, 2021 (Updated: Sep 22, 2021) GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) — It’s a problem that has long plagued our nation: Gun violence. 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. “I think we’re all struggling with the amount of violence in our communities,” said Portland, Oregon, based artist Leslie Lee. After [...]

By |2024-02-22T06:56:23+00:00September 24th, 2021|Tags: , , , , |

Portland Church Will Help Bring Soul Boxes and Gunfire Awareness to Washington, DC

by Connie Larkman | published on Aug 19, 2021 on United Church of Christ Website. The idea was shared by someone at church. ...Fold a small Soul Box to remember a soul touched by gunfire. The people of First Congregational United Church of Christ in Portland, OR., have embraced the concept. “This is exactly the kind of activism I could really get a hold of,” said Nanci Tangeman, First Congregational’s Soul Box coordinator. Members [...]

By |2024-02-22T07:00:10+00:00September 3rd, 2021|Tags: , , , , |

“This Loss We Carry”

by Ellen Gadberry and Tim Merritt | July 21, 2021 (taken from blog post on North Decatur Presbyterian Church Website) —An origami box: two square sheets of paper transformed into a tribute to a person – a father, mother, child, daughter, son, human – a loved one lost to death by gunshot. That is a Soul Box. It’s also the arts activism project that I have worked on with many friends at NDPC for [...]

By |2024-02-22T07:02:17+00:00September 3rd, 2021|Tags: , , , , |
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