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On the Exhale: Stay Informed, Stay Engaged

Posted on: February 19th, 2017 by Roundabout

Martín Zimmerman’s On the Exhale draws audiences into the center of America’s most divisive—and urgent—debate. Every day, 90 people die from gun violence, and from 1966 to 2012, nearly one third of mass shootings occurred in the United States, despite the fact that America only accounts for 5% of the global population. Below, we’ve outlined articles, books and films that explore gun violence in America, as well as advocacy groups, both local and national, that provide the public with a means of voicing concern and driving for change both in their local communities and the country as a whole.

On the Exhale

STAY INFORMED

WHAT TO READ

2016 Pulitzer Prize Finalist – Editorial Board of The New York Times
The editorial board of The New York Times received recognition as a 2016 Pulitzer Prize Finalist for their effort to confront the generation-long battle for gun control in America and persuade Congress to change the laws to help curtail the human cost of gun violence. The series of editorials submitted explore studies on mental illness and suicide, personal stories of children affected by gun violence, and on December 15, 2015, a rare front-page placement for the editorial titled “End the Gun Epidemic in America.”
To read all 10 editorials, Click Here.

Another Day in the Death of America: A Chronicle of Ten Short Lives – By Gary Younge
Another Day in the Death of America… is exactingly argued, fluidly written and extremely upsetting” (The New York Times).  Award-winning journalist Gary Younge tells the story of ten young lives lost to gun violence on November 23, 2013—an ordinary day that demonstrates the astonishing statistic that approximately seven children and teens will be shot dead daily in America. Younge’s account reaches all corners of the country and encounters victims from a variety of backgrounds.
To order online, Click Here.

WHAT TO WATCH

Newtown – A Documentary by Kim. A Snyder
Director Kim A. Snyder’s new documentary, Newtown, follows the aftermath of the deadliest school shooting in American history. Through a series of interviews with family, teachers and first responders conducted over a three year period, the documentary explores how a community felt compelled to transform grief into a drive for change. Newtown will air as part of PBS’s Independent Lens series, with a premiere scheduled for April 3 at 9pm.
For more information and additional screenings, Click Here.

Under the Gun – A Documentary by Stephanie Soechtig
A selection for the 2016 Sundance Film Festival, Under the Gun is a far-reaching account on guns in America, offering a historical perspective, as well as personal accounts from families who have been impacted by gun violence and mass shootings, as well as pro-gun advocates. Filmmakers Stephanie Soechtig and Katie Couric investigate the confounding inverse correlation between acts of violence and action taken by state and local politicians—as mass shootings continue to increase, progress continues to slow.
Currently available on Epix; For more information, Click Here.

STAY ENGAGED

HOW TO TAKE ACTION

New Yorkers Against Gun Violence
Founded nearly 25 years ago by a group of Brooklyn mothers, following the shooting death of a teacher in Prospect Park, New Yorkers Against Gun Violence aims to protect New York State residents by advocating for policy change at both the local and national level. By promoting education and activism, the organization is dedicated to influencing public opinion and encourages support of common-sense gun laws, including federal background checks, removing firearms from domestic abusers and child access prevention.
To learn how you can take action, Click Here.

Coalition to Stop Gun Violence
For over 40 years, the Coalition to Stop Gun Violence has promoted research, advocacy and engagement to stop gun violence. This uniquely diverse partnership of 47 national organizations, including religious, health, and child welfare advocates is united by the common goal of promoting political advocacy and lobbying for sensible gun laws.
To learn how you can take action, Click Here.


On the Exhale is now playing at the Black Box Theatre at the Harold and Miriam Steinberg Center for Theatre. Visit our website for tickets and more information.



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2016-2017 Season, On the Exhale, Roundabout Underground


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  1. ON THE EXHALE: Read, Watch, Do - Roundabout Theatre Company Official Blog

    March 23, 2017

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