Beginning in fall 2019, Darkspark will assemble a diverse cross-section of youth, music producers and professional artists who have been personally impacted by gun violence
Throw Down Your Arms is engaging this group of youth and using song-writing, recording and video, to tell their stories and tackle this increasingly pervasive issue in a unique way. The goal is to create a call-to-action that places youth’s voices at the center of this conversation, harnessing the power of lived experience, art and multimedia to touch audiences far and wide.
Participants are writing and recording songs that speak to the impact of gun violence. The resulting multi-media campaign and EP will be released digitally on February 14th, 2020 – the anniversary of the Parkland School shooting.