By Destini Harris CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (WVIR) – A University of Virginia student was one of 14 people selected to serve a year-long term on Project Unloaded’s Youth Council. “The big overall message is that guns make us less safe and more guns equals more gun violence,” said Karly Scholz. Project Unloaded says its mission is to, […]
Deanna Watson, Lafayette Journal & Courier WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. – From a young age, Purdue student Paige Carter has wanted to confront the narrative that more guns make us safer, and now she has a national stage to speak her message. “Going to school at my age, having to do school shooter drills,” Carter, 20, […]
Youth Council Members Serve as Advisors on Project Unloaded’s Cultural Campaigns and Teen Outreach Programs to Spread the Message that Guns Make Us Less Safe CHICAGO – Today Project Unloaded, an organization working to reduce gun violence through culture and narrative change campaigns, announced its 2023-2024 Youth Council. Following an annual selection process, fourteen high […]
Project Unloaded, an organization working to change gun culture, today announced the second phase of its Tik Tok campaign to educate teens about the risks of guns. Data from the first year of the Safer Not Using Guns (SNUG) campaign showed that 17% of teens shifted their views against owning guns after hearing messages about the risks of gun ownership.
Charlottesville Tomorrow: Gun violence is as much about changing our culture as it is about changing our laws, says UVA undergrad activist
Through a series of social media and on-the-ground campaigns, including a strong Instagram presence and the strategic use of TikTok influencers to appeal to young people, I am working with Project Unloaded to elevate the facts and create a community for those who choose not to own a gun.
WDJT: 5 years after Parkland and mass shootings keep going up; local student activist says culture must change
By: Daniela Prizont-Cado WISCONSIN (CBS 58) — For some, Valentine’s Day is a reminder of the lives that were lost due to senseless gun violence. Feb. 14 marks 15 years since the mass shooting at Northern Illinois University, where five people were killed and 17 others were hurt. In addition, five years ago on Tuesday, […]
Arusha Ramaswamy of Fayetteville-Manlius High school is only 15 years old, but by joining multiple activist organizations like Project Unloaded–she’s already made it her mission to educate Central New Yorkers on the potential dangers of owning a gun.
Project Unloaded is working to get young people more involved in the conversations around gun violence. Watch the story: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NkAGZBs2ZdA
BY MELISSA KRULL MANLIUS Arusha Ramaswamy is an eleventh-grader at Fayetteville-Manlius High School who is well aware of the many mass shootings that have recently happened in the country, and said she is scared. “I would like to say I’m just really angry that we are still, we still have to live in a place […]
Houston Chronicle: These teens want to change gun culture – starting with a Gen Z social media campaign in Houston
ANNA BAUMAN, STAFF WRITER Jordan Phan spoke into the camera in a Tik Tok post with background music and several hash tags. “I’ve spent the summer researching whether guns make us more or less safe, and the unfortunate truth is that guns make us all less safe,” the college sophomore said, listing several facts about women’s […]