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Community Initiative | RISD Stands Against Gun Violence

To mark and remember the 20th anniversary of the Columbine High School massacre on April 20, RISD will launch a multidisciplinary community response to the rampant gun violence that plagues America. Last November, after the 307th incident of gun violence in the US in 2018 alone, President Somerson and Vice President of Social Equity + Inclusion Matthew Shenoda called for RISD to respond in a unique way that would transcend simple statements of values and sympathy.

Gun Violence Exhibition
Opens April 17, 2019
20 Washington Place

Running the Numbers
A public art project by Scott Lapham 90 PH and One Gun Gone
Saturday, April 20, 1-4 pm
Contemporary Art Gallery, RISD Museum

Digital Quilt Display
April 22–26, 2019, 8–10 pm
Digital screens in 20 Washington Place, the Met, Portfolio Café and the RISD Museum

Digital Quilt Artists
Anthony Azanon BArch 19
Boris Bally, Community member
Josh Chodorow, Coordinator, RISD Global
Elizabeth Debs, Critic, Interior Architecture
Ningyi (Jessica) Fang 21 IL
Daniel Fidoten 22 EFS
Malaika Franks 20 ID
Karyn Lynn Gilman, Parent
James Goggin, Assistant Professor, Graphic Design
Blue Gregor 21 PT
James Harvey 87 PT
Jamie Murphy Hlynsky, Senior Critic, Illustration
Max Hu 21 ID
Amelia Huang 22 EFS
Nicole Juen, Assistant Professor, Experimental and Foundational Studies
Ting Loetaphirom 19 GD
Tim McFate, Site Manager/Chef, Watermark Cafe
Hector Munoz-Guzman 21 PT
David Porter, Assistant Professor, Illustration
Portfolio Cafe Team, Dining Services
Brenda Rodriguez 21 IL
Rebecca Schena 19 JM
Nancy Skolos, Professor, Graphic Design
Adam Smith, Associate Professor, Industrial Design
Tori Torres, RISD Store Sales Clerk
VF Wolf, Night Watchman, Museum
Isabel Yang, Pre-College 2018, Drawing Major

Related Resources
Counseling and Psychological Services – Students Only
RISD Employee Assistance Program – Faculty and Staff
Public Safety – RISD Community
Institute for the Study and Practice of Nonviolence
One Gun Gone
Providence Police Department
Rhode Island Coalition Against Gun Violence
Rhode Island Office of the Attorney General
Rhode Island State Police
Rhode Island Victims of Crime Helpline
Rhode Island Coalition Against Domestic Violence
Everytown for Gun Safety
Gun Violence Archive
Johns Hopkins Center for Gun Policy and Research