Am I Next

Students and professors of a Media Exploration class at Florida Southwestern State College performed a conceptual protest piece during the “March for our Lives,” protest against gun violence at Centennial Park in downtown Fort Myers on March 24.  

The artists, consisting of both gun owners and non-gun owners alike, worked collaboratively to pull their ideas together in a performance titled, “Am I Next.” In part, it is meant to show solidarity with those seeking greater regulation of firearms in the wake of the February mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida that killed 17 people, as well as other mass shootings in Florida and across the U.S. 

Now the group is working to bring the performance back to the Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center with the “Border(less)” painting exhibition, which opens April 6, as well as in the windows of the Franklin Shop.

Am I Next protest in downtown Fort Myers
Credit Florida Southwestern State College