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The power of the greatest art is the power to shake us into revelation and rip us from our default mode of seeing. After an encounter with that force, we don’t look at a face, a color, a sky, a body, in quite the same way again. We get fitted with new sight: in-sight.”

—Simon Schama

#UNLOAD arts events will help catalyze open dialogue, bringing together a diverse audience for constructive conversations about one of America’s most loaded issues: guns. 

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December 2018

December Gun Buyback

December 15, 2018 @ 8:00 am - December 31, 2018 @ 5:00 pm

Hartford Gun Buyback #UNLOAD, in partnership with Saint Francis Hospital and Connecticut Children's Medical Center, participated in the December 15 Hartford Gun Buyback.  Over 100 guns were collected this year.…

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April 2019

Guns in America: JR & TIME Magazine

April 1 @ 10:00 am - April 18 @ 5:00 pm
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Guns in America: Prof, Beth Boquet facilitated discussion

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Guns in America Panel: Senator Chris Murphy

April 15 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
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Gun Country at The Quick

April 16 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

A Theatrical Exploration of Firearms in America

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Art Café hosted by UNLOAD

  Helen During and the Westport Artists Collective with a screening of the JR film, Faces Places (French: Visages Villages, 2017 French documentary film directed by Agnès Varda and JR

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May 2019

Greenwich Academy Dance Event

May 9 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Greenwich Academy, 200 N Maple Ave
Greenwich, CT - Connecticut 06830 United States
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Student choreographed interpretive dance and group discussion about gun safety

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September 2019

AIM Higher Bridgeport Student Workshop Mural Unveiling

September 28 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Wheeler Park, 45 Lyon Terrace
Bridgeport, CT 06604 United States
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Bridgeport Teen Activists Unveil 3 Public Art Murals that address the impact of guns in their communities   Bridgeport, CT - September 26 - On Saturday, September 28th at 3-5…

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October 2019

How Many Tears are Enough?

October 17 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
UCONN Stamford, 1 University Place
Stamford, CT 06901 United States
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June Ahrens Exhibit- Opening Reception See this powerful installation art that addresses the aftermath of gun violence. On view Oct. 17-Feb. 6, 2020.

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November 2019

FILM SCREENING of Parkland Rising

November 6 @ 7:30 pm
Avon Theater Film Center, 272 Bedford St,
Stamford, CT 06901 United States
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FILM SCREENING of Parkland Rising at the Avon Theater in Stamford. Directed by an Emmy award winning director/producer, with producers Katie Couric and Will.i.am, with a panel discussion with nationally…

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