Carrying On: Norine's Story

Norine Woods standing in front of a mural which reads "HOPE"


Norine Woods' son Troy was killed in a drive-by shooting in Dorchester on August 29, 1999. In this video she shares her experiences as a survivor of gun violence.

Story by Hanna Qiu and Norine Woods. Video by Hanna Qiu and Gino Canella.

A Look Inside the Co-Creation Process

Three people looking at a fourth, whose hand is raised thoughtfully while speaking

Social Impact Studios, facilitated by the Engagement Lab, give Emerson students and faculty the opportunity to work directly with local grassroots changemakers to co-create media projects that will make an impact in Boston and beyond.

Carrying On: Norine’s Story was co-created in Spring 2023’s Social Impact Studio in journalism, in partnership the Massachusetts General Hospital Gun Violence Prevention Center.


Project Team