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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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July 2018

Pens in the Hands of Writers

July 25, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 1:30 pm
Dolan School of Business Dining Room, Fairfield University, 1073 N Benson Road
Fairfield, CT 06824 United States
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A workshop for educators, youth & counselors. A collaboration between Fairfield University Art Museum & The Connecticut Writing Project    

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September 2018

“Gun Violence in Connecticut: Realities and Paths Forward” Panel Discussion

September 12, 2018 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Quick Center for the Arts, Wien Experimental Theatre, 1073 North Benson Road
Fairfield, 06824 United States

Panelists include: Brent Peterkin, Statewide coordinator, DOJ Project Longevity Reverend Anthony Bennett (CONECT) Jeremy Stein, Executive Director, Connecticut Against Gun Violence Register at fuam.eventbrite.com  

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“Gun Violence as Public Health Crisis” Panel Discussion

September 20, 2018 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Moderated by Rep. Jim Himes Panelists include: Dr. Patrick Kelley, Distinguished Visiting Fellow, Egan School of Nursing and Founder, Forum on Global Violence Prevention, National Academies of Science; Dr. Bradley…

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Gallery Talk: Bradley McCallum

September 25, 2018 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Fairfield University Art Museum, Walsh Gallery, 1073 North Benson Road
Fairfield, CT 06824 United States
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Gallery Talk with Guns in the Hands of Artists exhibiting artist Bradley McCallum Register at fuam.eventbrite.com  

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Guns and Museums: A Workshop for Museum Educators

September 29, 2018 @ 9:30 am - 3:00 pm
Quick Center for the Arts, Wien Experimental Theatre, 1073 North Benson Road
Fairfield, 06824 United States
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Guns and Museums - A Professional Workshop for Museum Educators will include short lectures and participatory discussion on the ways that museums and artists can respond to gun violence. In this…

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October 2018

Shot: Film Screening & Panel Discussion

October 7, 2018 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Real Artways, 56 Arbor Street
Hartford, CT 06106 United States
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Screening of Shot and panel discussion on issues surrounding gun violence, how it is presented in the film, and other important issues.  In collaboration with Real Artways and the For Freedoms 50 State…

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#UNLOAD: Pick up the Pieces

October 11, 2018 - November 11, 2018
Ely Center of Contemporary Art, 51 Trumbull Street
New Haven, 06510 United States
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Art made from or inspired by decommissioned guns collected at the Hartford buyback will be presented in partnership with Artspace and the Ely Center of Contemporary Art.  

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Commissioned Dance Performance by Movement Art Is

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November 2018

Thousand Pines

November 1, 2018 - November 30, 2018
Westport Playhouse Theater, 25 Powers Ct
Westport, CT 06880 United States
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#UNLOAD: Connecting Us – Student Performance

November 10, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Westport Playhouse Theater, 25 Powers Ct
Westport, CT 06880 United States
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Teens from the Bridgeport - based performing arts organization, Connect-Us, will use dance and spoken word to respond to the play, Thousand Pines.  A collaboration with the Westport Country Playhouse…

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