Clifford Ryan speaks at ArtRage

October 7, 2022 - 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM

Clifford Ryan is on a crusade — one man, on a street corner, holding a sign that says “OG’s Against Violence”. His movement was established to interrupt a cycle of violence, the same force that killed his son Duriel Lamar Ryan in 1999.

Ryan was born and raised in Syracuse, a city where the rate for teens charged with homicide is 13 times that of the nation’s. It’s more than double the rate of New York City, Detroit, Los Angeles and any of the 10 biggest American cities that reported to the FBI.

Join us to welcome Cliff to ArtRage, see his portrait painted by Robert Shetterly, and hear more about his important work advocating for his community and being a positive role model.