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21c Presents “Guns In America”: A Screening and Discussion

Join us on February 18th

Each 21c is hosting an open discussion about gun ownership in America on February 18.

Award-winning artist JR and TIME Magazine have created a video mural with interviews from people with wide-ranging opinions and experiences with guns, gun violence, and second amendment rights. JR’s video mural will be on view and serve as the starting point for the discussion. The audio and videos in JR’s mural represent a diverse spectrum of voices and stories within an often volatile and complex issue. This is not a discussion about policy or politics, but an opportunity to listen and share personal experiences and feelings about guns in America, in a safe, honest, and open environment.

> To learn more about the artist.

> To learn more about the live mural.

> Schedule by location:

21c Bentonville:

7 – 9 p.m. in the Video Gallery.

21c Cincinnati:

7- 9 p.m. in the Main Gallery. Presented in partnership with The Mini Microcinema.

21c Durham: 

6 – 8 p.m. in Gallery 5. The discussion will be moderated by Jennifer Copeland.

21c Kansas City: 

6 – 8 p.m. in Gallery 1. Opening remarks by Mayor Sly James and moderated by Randy Mason. 

21c Lexington: 

7 – 9 p.m. in the Main Gallery. Presented in partnership with the Lexington Film League.

21c Louisville: 

6 – 8 p.m. in Gallery 2. Presented in partnership with KyCIR.

21c Nashville:

6 – 8 p.m. in the Main Gallery. 

21c Oklahoma City:

6:30 – 8:30 p.m. in Gallery 3. The discussion will be moderated by Alex Palmer.

It’s a truly American story: 325 million people, more than 265 million guns, 35,000 deaths a year and one 227-year-old constitutional right. To move beyond the familiar, TIME partnered with JR, an artist, and photographer known for documenting social issues. In three U.S. cities profoundly affected by guns—Dallas, St. Louis and Washington, D.C.—we invited people to share their views, describe their experiences and search for common ground. We met hunters and activists, teachers and police officers, parents and children. JR photographed 245 people to create this mural for TIME’s November 5, 2018, cover.