Notes for Peace
Launched in March 2017, the Notes for Peace project empowers parents who have lost children to gun violence to create original songs of tribute. With guidance from the Civic Fellows, guest teaching artists from the U.K.-based Irene Taylor Trust and professional vocalists, parents compose, perform live and professionally record their music, which is then featured alongside family photos and lyrics on notesforpeace.org.
To date, over 60 families have written songs to honor lives lost to gun violence.
“It was healing for us. I'm honored because Archie’s legacy is going to live on through the CSO…I’m not a grieving mother anymore, I’m a healing mother.” —Anthanette Marshbanks