Project Information

Piece Out, Peace In is a collaborative gun violence prevention mural created in Crown Heights by Groundswell youth together with American Friends Service Committee and the Office of New York State Assemblymember Karim Camara. The first part of the mural, which unfolds in a narrative from left to right, addresses the history of guns in the United States. The design flows into imagery showing how the current laws and regulations lead to death by guns in urban communities. The final section of the mural illustrates the power of communities and youth to stand together to end gun violence. This successful collaboration engaged community-based organizations, gun violence prevention activists, clergy, police officers, and community members in anti-violence organizing.