The Standard x Parkland 17Change The Ref’s co-founder, Manuel Oliver, will create another graphic activism piece in his “Walls of Demand” exhibition.
WALLS OF DEMAND is a nationwide art project, and a way for Manuel Oliver’s son, Joaquin, to have a voice. These murals have a very powerful image so it’s hard to look away, and hard to ignore. These walls trigger people to think about gun violence and the need for change. And we want you to a part of it as well…come see Manuel Oliver’s live activism graphic art and your chance to leave your mark on it as well.
Manuel will be live painting on Saturday April 7 @ 2pm.
Parkland 17 will be presented on the 2nd floor from Monday April 9 – Sunday April 15, 12 – 8pm.
The Loss of 17
lives on February 14th, 2018 at MSD High School in Parkland, Florida due to yet
another mass shooting, caused a conversation to erupt in our country and around
the world and a youth movement to be born. Change The Ref, a
Non-profit Organization, was formed to empower our Future Leaders. Change The
Ref gives the kids of today the tools they need to be empowered to make changes
to critical issues that affect our nation through education conversation, and activism. CTR is an
organization created to fuel the youth of today, empowering them to lead the
way and make impactful changes happen.Founded in the memory of their son Joaquin who was one of the 17 victims,
Manuel and Patricia Oliver are committed to making sure that their son’s life
and the lives of the other 16 victims are never forgotten and that real change
happens to prevent future tragedies like this from happening ever again. The
only way that will occur is if we have the ability engage the next generation
and the generations after to get involved, fight for their values and beliefs
and have their voices heard!