Dayton Human Relations Council

Billboards Display Anti‑Gun Violence Message Media Tour: Friday, April 10

Billboard Location List Below Has Been Updated With New Locations

Release Date: Tuesday, April 7, 2015

Contact: Erica Fields, Dayton Human Relations Council, 937‑333‑1403


A special display of 13 billboards in Dayton will present a powerful message about gun violence.

The billboard campaign, scheduled for April 6 to 26, features images from the ʺKin Killin Kinʺ project by Dayton‑based artist James Pate.

The billboards are designed to expand awareness, inspire conversation and empower the community to participate in efforts to reduce gun violence. It is presented by the Community Initiative to Reduce Gun Violence, a partnership of the City of Dayton, the City of Trotwood and Montgomery County.

The Kin Killinʹ Kin project is a visually powerful and thought‑provoking art series created by James Pate from 2000 to 2010. It was created to encourage dialog between youth and community in search of solutions to gun violence and other black‑on‑black crimes in the community and nation.

Media Tour:

Media representatives are invited to tour selected billboards with Human Relations Council staff. The guided tour will be held Friday, April 10, from 2:00 to 3:00 p.m. Contact Erica Fields at 937‑333‑1403 or for more information.

Billboard locations:

West Third at Broadway

West Third at Brooklyn

Salem at Klepinger

Gettysburg at Cornell

Riverview at Rosedale

Germantown at S. Williams

James H. McGee at Oakridge

North Main at Ridge

Salem at Plymouth

Shiloh Springs at Denlinger

Free Pike at Brumbaugh

2203 James H. McGee

1300 Gettysburg

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