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"Talk to the Gun is a collaboration between Pedro Reyes and students in the PSU Art and Social Practice MFA program exploring issues around gun control and violence. The book was used as a tool to stir conversation during a meme-athon, an interactive workshop addressing these issues at Assembly, and a social practice get-together.

This book is part of the Reference Points series published through Portland State University Art and Social Practice MFA Program. The series is an evolving pedagogical framework in which graduate students formulate and research a significant topic or practitioner(s) related to socially engaged art. Because the series is designed to shift and respond to the concerns of the program's current students and faculty, mode, structure, and content are open-ended."

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Assembly, PSU Art and Social Practice, gun control, gun violence

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Portland OR


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Talk to the Gun