top of page

Dr. Aaron McKain, M.S.L.

May 2022

Minneapolis and online.

Curated Exhibition and Community Forum

Untold Stories of Gun Violence and Trauma

All Bullets Shatter:

  • ACLU MN I ANTI-DEFAMATION LEAGUE

    RECLAIM THE BLOCK I URBAN EDUCATORS

    LITTLE EARTH NATIVE HUD COMMUNITY

    NATIVE YOUTH ARTS CENTER

    INSTITUTE FOR DIGITAL HUMANITY IPROJECT MN

    SECOND CHANCE MN

    GUNS DOWN, LOVE UP

    INSTITUTE FOR DIGITAL HUMANITY

    NORTH SURBURBAN CENTER FOR THE ARTS

    NORTH CENTRAL UNIVERSITY I HAMLINE UNIVERSITY

    THE DIGITAL ARCHIVE OF LITERACY NARRATIVES

  • Change the text and add your own content, including any information that is relevant to share. Then customize the font, size and scale to make it your own.

    Title 02

  • Change the text and add your own content, including any information that is relevant to share. Then customize the font, size and scale to make it your own.

    Title 03

    1. Transform the initial exhibition into a permanent and “living” interactive online archive of trauma narratives for advocates, educators, and victims.

    2. Begin a robust marketing and branding assessment/campaign to “centralize” existing Twin Cities’ resources (including advocacy groups working in the intersectional nexus of gun violence and trauma) to maximize the efforts of these organizations already working to end this tragedy of shattered lives.  

    3. Promote existing PTSD mental health tools to affected communities in Minneapolis via workshops and targeted marketing campaigns.

    4. Provide robust art-based PTSD training to local educators.

     

    We believe turning public and political attention to this issue provides three critical advantages: (1) raising awareness of the problem; (2) properly re-framing gun violence (and its aftermath) as a public health issue (and not simply a criminal justice issue); and (3) providing healing to individuals (and families) to prevent the “secondary” strain of violence that results from untreated/under-treated PTSD.

Visual Art

Video Artwork

w/ Rashmi Seneviratne (Protect Minnesota), Prof. Ben McCorkle (Digital Archive of Literary Narratives), Abby Kosberg (North Suburban Center for the Arts), Blue-Rei Sun (Urban Educators), Dr. Aaron McKain (IAA Creative Director), and Shea Sullivan (IAA Associate Director)

Roundtable

CZONG MUSEUM FOR CONTEMPORARY ART

TWIN CITIES ZINE FEST

FRANCONIA SCULPTURE PARK

ELY CENTER FOR THE ARTS,

NORTHEAST SCULPTURE GALLERY

ELY CENTER FOR THE ARTS

PROJECT PROJECT

ACLU MN I ANTI-DEFAMATION LEAGUE

RECLAIM THE BLOCK I URBAN EDUCATORS

LITTLE EARTH NATIVE HUD COMMUNITY

NATIVE YOUTH ARTS CENTER

INSTITUTE FOR DIGITAL HUMANITY IPROJECT MN

SECOND CHANCE MN

GUNS DOWN, LOVE UP

INSTITUTE FOR DIGITAL HUMANITY

NORTH SURBURBAN CENTER FOR THE ARTS

NORTH CENTRAL UNIVERSITY I HAMLINE UNIVERSITY

THE DIGITAL ARCHIVE OF LITERACY NARRATIVES

bottom of page