3:00 pm - 5:00 pm


USSB Parish Hall
1535 Santa Barbara St., Santa Barbara, CA, 93101

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Ever wonder how we Americans got ourselves into this gun mess? . . . . and how did firearms become our #1 cause of death for minors? Or what does gun violence cost us, the public, every year? Or which states allow permitless open carry of firearms in public? Or how do we even talk about guns in a sensible way? You are not alone.  Artist and USSB member Dana Zurzolo’s long-term research concerning gun culture, mass shootings, collective trauma, the legal wranglings and the gun industry is surprising, shocking and well hidden.  Join her as she shares her knowledge creatively, visually, with humor and insight using audience participation and a lot of candor.

Gun Etiquette: The Gun Game Show  is designed to amuse, entertain, shock, and inform you. It will give you cultural history, context and facts so you can discuss these issues with others. Behind all the horror, thoughts and prayers, and statistics, are real people looking for yet-to-be-discovered solutions. Hence the game –and it is a real game!  You will get a wider vocabulary with which to approach the gun issue and your personal beliefs.  You need merely be brave enough to show up! You will be surprised! 

Dana Zurzolo has an M.F.A. from Plymouth University of the United Kingdom, an M.A. from Pepperdine University in Educational Technology, and a B.A. in Social Thought and Political Economy, Magna Cum Laude from the University of Massachusetts. Her art often speaks to gun violence and has been featured in psychoanalytic textbooks, university classrooms, international design forums; and traditional juried art competitions. She has performed “Gun Etiquette: the Gun Game Show” since 2015 in Berlin, Boston, New York City, Vermont, Los Angeles, Ventura, and Santa Barbara. She is readily available to help people talk about guns.