Everytown for Gun Safety wanted a campaign that let gun violence survivors talk about the moments that defined their journeys. We created a digital Memory Wall that let survivors tell their stories. We received thousands of submissions and write ups in a number of major news outlets. To visit the site, click here.
On June 17, 2015, a young white man walked in Emanuel AME Church, in Charleston, SC. At the conclusion of our Bible study, while praying and holding hands, he killed 9 of them. Five people survived. My life was changed forever.
I’m now a gun violence prevention advocate, sought after speaker and have written my first book. The most significant change in my live is I now never pray in public with my eyes closed.
To support the campaign, we created a series of posters using the direct quotes of gun violence survivors.