The Dayton International Peace Museum and The Facing Project partnered over the past six months to collect stories about gun violence in our community. The book, Facing Gun Violence: It’s Always Close to Home for Someone includes stories from some of the victims of the August 4th tragedy as well as a story about John Crawford among seventeen other stories.

The book will be released on August 1 ¬†on, and be available as a digital download on Kindle, and at Bonnett’s Books on E. 5th St. in the heart of the Oregon District.

The Peace Museum will be hosting a virtual book read program early this Fall. Stay tuned for details.

Some of the stories from the Oregon District Tragedy will be featured on NPR through The Facing Project: Facing Gun Violence and broadcast locally this Sunday morning at 10 am on WYSO.

A link to those stories can be found HERE or visit and look for The Facing Project.

Finally, a short film produced by the Sinclair College Theater Department will be premiered on Facebook Tuesday, August 4 at noon. The film uses actors to retell three stories featured in the book. The film will be available later on this website and on Youtube.