2 local youth productions on gun violence awareness to air locally

One Nation One Project GNV

Two local youth-created productions will be broadcast on GNV TV and streamed online and as part of Gun Violence Awareness Month activities.

Here is the information on the two productions and when they will be broadcast:

“Lend Me Your Ears Gainesville”

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When: 8 p.m. Sat., June 22

Where: Community 12TV (Cox Channel 12)

Streaming: GNV TV (Roku and Amazon Fire TV devices), City website

“Lend Me Your Ears Gainesville” is a compilation by youth playwrights from the Alachua Academy and the Greater Duval Neighborhood Association, designed to promote understanding and healing about the impacts of gun violence.

The monologues are performed by professional actors and were developed in collaboration with The Hippodrome Theatre Education Department, We the People Theater, and the River Phoenix Center for Peacebuilding.

“The Life Story of Christopher Scott: Gun Violence is Preventable”

When: TBA

Where: Community 12TV (Cox Channel 12)

Streaming: GNV TV (Roku and Amazon Fire TV devices), City website

“The Life Story of Christopher Scott: Gun Violence is Preventable” is a documentary produced by youth about the impacts of gun violence following the death of 13-year-old Christopher Scott who was killed in the local American Legion Hall shooting in 2021.

The project was produced by Filming with a Purpose, an afterschool program of Dream on Purpose, Inc. where students explored the issue of gun violence with a mental health counselor.

Both productions are partially funded by One Nation One Project GNV, the city of Gainesville’s local take on a national initiative to improve youth health and wellbeing through the arts.

Editor’s note: “The Life Story of Christopher Scott” was originally scheduled to air on June 29, but that date was canceled. A rescheduled date has not been announced.

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