A national memorial dedicated to victims of gun violence at the National Building Museum in Washington D.C. (dates to come)
BackgroundEvery week, 700 Americans are shot and killed, and hundreds more are injured. To call attention to the magnitude of this epidemic, and honor the individual lives taken by gun violence, Everytown for Gun Safety has partnered with the MASS Design Group on The Gun Violence Memorial Project, a space of remembrance and healing for individuals impacted by gun violence. The Gun Violence Memorial Project launched in September 2019 at the Chicago Architecture Biennial. To build off the momentum of the Chicago Architecture Biennial, there will be a planned installation at the National Building Museum in Washington, D.C. In commemorating the humanity of each victim, we can spark a national healing process and advocate for a future without gun violence. Learn more about the project or make plans to visit the memorial.
The following stories are featured and displayed at the Gun Violence Memorial Project. Click on a picture to learn more about the individual and their stories.
If you would like to contribute a remembrance object from your loved one to the exhibition, please find more details here.