We Welcome Refugees Final rev 6-20_2

This will be fun!  Please join us on the New Haven Green, bring the family, and paint with us on July 10th , starting at 4:00 p.m. with youth from synagogues, mosques and churches in our local communities and thirty visiting Israeli and Palestinian youth as we hand paint this huge 14 foot by 48 foot 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 ten-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 generous grant from Barrett Outdoor Communications, the hand painted mural will be posted at various billboard locations on the Connecticut highways.

Be sure to arrive before 5:00 so you can welcome New Haven Mayor Toni Harp and our special guests from Integrated Refugee and Immigrant Services of New Haven.  (IRIS)