The shootings on the campuses of Northern Illinois University and Louisiana Technical College earlier this year and the tragedy at Virginia Tech University last April brought a shocking reminder of how an ordinary, daily event can turn into tragedy. This tragedy illuminates, however, the generous human impulse to want to help those who have suffered loss.
In response to this tragedy, UCDA orchestrated a project by asking members and designers to design a poster that reflects some aspect of campus violence--the shock of the event itself, the heroism of the survivors, or the importance of crisis preparedness.
CASUALTIES OF THE CLASSROOM
Casualties of the Classroom was designed to act as a timeline documenting every incident that has occurred since 1966. It was donated to the UCDA Campus Violence Poster Project exhibition and then later auctioned off.