Media Archive

This expanding collection of media artifacts represents the outcomes of studio courses at Emerson College. Everything in this collection was created to be used by communities and organizations for the purpose of advocacy or activism. We ask, if you use the content, that you please give appropriate credit to TNGV and/or the individual creators.

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Before the Bullets

More than 40,000 people a year in the United States are killed by gun violence and we have spoken to medical professionals from Mass General Hospital and other local medical centers about their experiences and hopes for the future of gun violence prevention

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TH372: Showcase Performance

After a semester of research on the impact of gun violence in the U.S., TH315 participants perform a smaller piece of their overall script at the Spring 2022 Showcase.

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TNGV Spring 2022 Showcase

In April 2022, we gathered to view media and art co-created by Emerson students and community partners during the Spring semester. We celebrated their work with over 100 guests from Emerson and the larger Boston community.

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Quiet Rooms

An honest and poetic reflection about the impacts and root causes of gun violence in Boston's communities.

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Breezy Bodden

Breezy Bodden, Youth Artist at Teen Empowerment Studios, performed spoken word at the December 2, 2021 launch of the Transforming Narratives of Gun Violence initiative.

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Gail Hiller

“When your child dies, you’re still a parent. You’re always a parent,” says Gail Hiller in this moving testimony about loss, love, and resilience.

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Peter McConarty

A doctor recalls a day in 1983 when he was shot by the disgruntled brother of his colleague’s patient: “Watch out . . . Bad things can happen when humiliated people have weapons."

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"Peace" by Caleb McCoy

Caleb McCoy performed "Peace" at the December 2, 2021 launch of the Transforming Narratives of Gun Violence initiative. Caleb McCoy is a Bostonian rapper, musician and producer who has branded his style as OAK music.

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TNGV Promo Video

Through collaborative storytelling that brings together a leading media and communication college with those closest to the problem of gun violence in Boston, we seek to inspire solutions and interrupt cycles of violence.

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TNGV Launch Event

On December 2, 2021, we launched the Transforming Narratives of Gun Violence Initiative with a virtual event. The event featured Congresswoman Ayanna Pressley, City Councilor Andrea Campbell, our partners from MGH and the Louis D. Brown Peace Institute, and performances by local artists. Over 270 individuals from Boston and beyond participated.

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Willington Vuelto

Willington Vuelto, a Youth Organizer, Artist Manager, and Associate Program Coordinator at Teen Empowerment performed at December 2, 2021 launch of Transforming Narratives of Gun Violence.

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Chris Tapia

A young man describes the shooting that almost took his life and the challenges he faces as a survivor of gun violence: “I don’t really go out on the 4th of July, because when I hear the fireworks, I still jump.”

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Clarissa Turner

After losing her son, Clarissa Turner found strength to help other survivors of gun violence: “We are planting the seeds of continuing growth and healing to others who are going through what I have been through.”

If you or someone you know has been impacted by gun violence and are in need of support or services, please click here for resources.