This gallery is dedicated to the backpack installation in the Isla Vista tragedy memorial 2018, created by Briana Michel (senior at UCSB in 2018). Each backpack represents a student who has lost their life on school grounds from the Columbine shooting to present (June 2018). The tag on these bags include the name of a victim and the school they attended.To see a video of this memorial, please click here (KEYT news).
Below are photos of cellist Kathryn Carlson's playing at the IV tragedy memorial and the labyrinth, May 23-25, 2018. While playing, she wore a wristband "Not One More" given by Mr.Martinez, father of the victim Christopher Martinez. A blue color yarn thread was tied to the end of her cello bow, and was handed to the audience around the backpack installation - as a symbol of unity and empathy.
Below are photos of cellist Kira Weiss' playing at the 5th anniversary of Isla Vista tragedy, May 23rd, 2019. She played the theme of Hope in Labyrinth and a series of lullaby as a warm welcome for the audience entering the Anisq'Oyo park where the vigil took place. She also wore the wristband saying Not One More, the same one that cellist Kathryn Carlson put on during the performance in the previous year's memorial. UCSB community members joined in the march with the "Isla Vista Strong" banner and flowers in hand, walking towards to the Anisq'Oyo' park. This vigil and march were organized and hosted by AS Pardal center staff, Isla Vista.
Below are photos of cellist Kira Weiss playing at the "Wear Orange" campaign in Santa Barbara, organized by Santa Barbara Chapter of the nationwide Everytown for Gun Safety - Mom Demands Action, on June 8th, 2019.
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