Change the Ref

Change the Ref was started by Manuel and Patricia Oliver to honor Joaquin Oliver, one of the 17 victims of the Parkland school shooting, to make sure that their son’s life and the lives of the other 16 victims are never forgotten and that real change happens to prevent future tragedies such as Parkland from happening ever again. They use urban art to show the impact of mass shootings and work to make changes to critical issues that affect our nation, through education, conversation, and activism. Change The Ref’s ultimate goal is to give the young generation of survivors and victims a voice to help lead the way to change and create a more peaceful future.