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Shaw Pong Liu

Boston artist-in-residence

Shaw Pong Liu and the Boston Police Department will lead a dialogue on gun violence and race.

In collaboration with the Boston Police Department, Teen Empowerment, and the Urbano Project, musician, and composer Shaw Pong Liu will prototype ways that music can support healing and dialogue about gun violence and race between the police and the community.

Shaw Pong Liu’s proposal Time to Listen will experiment with ways that collaborative music-making can create a different kind of time, connection, and space for healing and dialogue around the difficult topics of gun violence, race, and law enforcement practices. With Boston AIR and a police department recognized as a national leader in proactive community engagement, there is a unique opportunity to model innovative approaches to police-community dialogue on gun violence and race.