Code Listen

Music for Healing and Dialogue

Code Listen is a civic arts project using the transformative power of creative music and music performance to support healing and dialogue on gun violence, race and law enforcement practices for Boston residents. Led by violinist and composer Shaw Pong Liu who initiated the project in 2016 as an Artist-in-Residence with the City of Boston in collaboration with the Mayor's Office of Arts and Culture, the Boston Police Department, and community organizations including the Louis D. Brown Peace Institute Teen Empowerment and the Mattapan Teen Center.

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Musical Memorials at the Mother's Day Walk for Peace

Join 15,000 people walking for peace and in support of homicide survivors on Mother's Day. The Musical Memorials project, part of Code Listen, will be organizing musicians and memorial posters to honor and remember homicide victims along the 6.8 mile walk route, in collaboration with Greg Mahony, director of multimedia at the Boston Police Department; Officer Marivelle Crespo and Officer Lissette Garcia, BPD homicide unit Victims and Witnesses Resource Officers; and dozens of professional, collegiate and amateur musicians from across the city and state. Sign up to donate a performance!