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Uvalde school shooting

Listen: Through art, keepsakes and advocacy, families are making sure 21 Uvalde victims are not forgotten

Wednesday marks exactly a year since a mass shooting at Robb Elementary in Uvalde. The community continues to grapple with the trauma and pain, and for those who lost someone that day, they’re determined to keep the memories of their loved ones alive.

Javier Cazares assembles his notes for his testimony as a poster of his daughter, Jackie, and other victims of the Robb Elementary school shooting stand against the wall beside him. Cazares and other family members wait for the Community Safety Committee to reconvene about bills relating to gun reform, at the state Capitol in Austin on April 18, 2023.

Holding on to memories through mementos

Artwork as monuments to the 21 victims

Other families remember their loved ones with activism

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