hands of peace mural project

muramid museum and art center. Oceanside, California. summer, 2016

a sincere thanks to joanne tawfilis and the muramid art museum for connecting me with hands of peace and for hosting and facilitating the hands of peace mural project.

‘We believe in the same freedoms for all people, including freedom of movement, freedom from fear, freedom from violence and freedom from oppression.” -hands of peace

“Each summer Hands of Peace brings a group of Jewish-Israeli, Palestinian Citizens of Israel, and Palestinian teenagers to Chicago and San Diego for a 19-day, dialogue-based experience with one another, as well as with a comparable number of American teens from Jewish, Christian, Muslim and other faith backgrounds. Our program teaches team-building and leadership skills, helps the participants learn about different cultures and religions, guides them in learning about the conflict from different points of view, and encourages them to take action to incorporate peace-building into their personal lives

“Each summer Hands of Peace brings a group of Jewish-Israeli, Palestinian Citizens of Israel, and Palestinian teenagers to Chicago and San Diego for a 19-day, dialogue-based experience with one another, as well as with a comparable number of American teens from Jewish, Christian, Muslim and other faith backgrounds. Our program teaches team-building and leadership skills, helps the participants learn about different cultures and religions, guides them in learning about the conflict from different points of view, and encourages them to take action to incorporate peace-building into their personal lives

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painting the murals

i was honored to be the art guide for hands of peace youth in the two day mural team concept development and painting workshop

The muramid museum and arts center

a very special place where magic happens.