Parkland Survival Stories On Display At Florida State Capitol Building

February 10, 2020
Photojournalist Ian Witlen, creator of the “Anguish in the Aftermath” exhibition, stands with portraits from the exhibition on display at the Florida State Capitol building on Feb. 10.

Florida lawmakers are getting a firsthand look at the powerful “Anguish in the Aftermath” exhibition, which tells the survival stories of students, teachers and others affected by the school shooting in Parkland that claimed 17 lives.

Several portraits from the exhibition’s mix of photos and audio recordings are on display at the Florida State Capitol building through Feb. 14 – the second anniversary of the mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School.

Support from charitable Funds at the Community Foundation of Broward helped make this exhibition possible.

The “Anguish in the Aftermath” exhibition features photos and audio recordings about the Feb. 14, 2018 mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School.

What started last year as an exhibition at the Coral Springs Museum of Art is now front and center for lawmakers in Tallahassee as they consider measures to try to avoid more mass shootings.

State Rep. Dan Daley, a Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School Alumnus from Coral Springs, invited exhibition creator Ian Witlen to bring a selection from “Anguish in the Aftermath” to display at the state Capitol building.

“It is my hope that this exhibit will remind all of us of the value of life and the need to care for each other,” Daley said.

Witlen plans to continue to take the “Anguish in the Aftermath” exhibition across the state and across the country to help communities face the national epidemic of mass shootings.

Community Foundation Fundholders support Art of Community projects like this exhibition to help our community heal during difficult times and to bring neighbors closer together.

The exhibition creates the kind of bold impact the Community Foundation looks for when we connect local philanthropists to opportunities to make a real difference.

Click here to see a video about the “Anguish in the Aftermath” exhibition.

Click here to read more about the “Anguish in the Aftermath” exhibition.

The “Anguish in the Afterman” exhibition was made possible by support from the following charitable Funds at the Community Foundation of Broward:

Helen and Frank Stoykov Charitable Endowment Fund

Ruth H. Brown Fund for the Arts

Ron Castell Memorial Fund

Leonard & Sally Robbins Fund

Mary N. Porter Community Impact Fund

Harold Rosenberg Fund for Children's Education

Visitors to the Florida State Capitol building see portraits from the “Anguish in the Aftermath” exhibition about the school shooting in Parkland, Fla. that claimed 17 lives.
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To learn more about how you can support Art of Community projects like this, contact Vice President of Philanthropic Services Nancy Thies at nthies@cfbroward.org or 954-761-9503.

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