This will be fun!
On the New Haven Green, bring the family, and paint on Tuesday, July 10 , starting at 4 p.m. with youth from synagogues, mosques and churches in our local communities and thirty visiting Israeli and Palestinian youth as they hand paint a 14 x 48 ft. peace mural entitled ” We Welcome Refugees.”
This event is free to the general public: Everyone is welcome to “Paint for Peace.”
This collaborative is part of Jerusalem Peacebuilder’s 10-day Service-Learning Program, where visiting Israeli, Palestinian, and American youth are studying their faith traditions, exploring personal histories, and developing skills in leadership and peacebuilding while volunteering at local non-profit organizations in New Haven.
After the event, through a grant from Barrett Outdoor Communications, the hand-painted mural will be posted at various billboard locations on the Connecticut highways.
Arrive before 5 p.m. to welcome New Haven Mayor Toni Harp and special guests from Integrated Refugee and Immigrant Services of New Haven. (IRIS)