Fall 2020 update: We continue to read aloud the names of Georgia victims of death by gunfire during our online services on the third Sunday of every month. We have recently begun including photographs when available; our primary source is gunmemorial.org
We have also committed to create a Soul Box origami box memorial for each individual lost in 2020. These boxes are easy to make from two pieces of paper, and can be personalized with photos and data from gunmemorial.org and other media/obituary sources. We are creating boxes with general messages of compassion, protest, and calls for justice, as well as “unmarked” boxes to represent those who have experienced and witnessed shootings, and those whose names we will never know.
Video and print directions for folding boxes are available online at the project website.
Health and safety conditions permitting, we plan to display these memorials in a public art exhibit in Atlanta during the 2021 session of the Georgia Legislature. Dates and location will be posted here soon. In Spring 2021, we will contribute our boxes to a national display of over 200,000 Soul Boxes on the National Mall in Washington, DC.
All are welcome to contribute to this Georgia project. Video and print directions for folding boxes are available online at the project website. To make arrangements for dropping off boxes, or for more information, please contact us at [email protected]