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Change The Ref raises awareness about mass shootings

and works to reduce the influence of the NRA and gun manufacturers through strategic interventions and by using art as a form of communication.

Change the Ref (CTR) was formed to amplify and support youth efforts and movement building. They use urban art and non-violent creative confrontation to advocate for the eradication of the gun violence epidemic and to expose elected officials who are bought and paid for by the NRA and gun manufacturers. #NeverAgain

A Message From Manuel Oliver
Father of Joaquin "Guac" Oliver
One of 17 students and educators who were murdered in Parkland, Florida

Manuel and Patricia Oliver, parents of Joaquin Oliver, turned to art and activism to ensure their son’s voice stayed in the forefront of the gun violence prevention movement. They founded Change the Ref to ensure that all of the lives lost to gun violence are never forgotten and real change happens in the United States.

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We have the ability to engage the next generations to get involved, fight for their values and beliefs, and have their voices be heard. Here’s how you can take action:

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Upcoming Events

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June 21st 3D Activist Will Receive an award in Cannes, France Cannes Lion Festival of Creativity, France

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June 17th - June 21st Launch of Gun Safety Certified Seal Initiative Cannes Lion Festival of Creativity, France

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July 4th Gun Dependence Day Activation Location TBD

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Drop us an email at info@changetheref.org

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