• INSPIRATION . . .

    Our director/founder, Fran Tarr, just received these inspirational words from our Bethlehem ambassador, Mohammad Abu Srour: “It’s has been an amazing year. I have reached goals I never imagined and experienced growth and success in so many ways. Now I’m taking everything I have learned from breaking walls and setting …

  • Our breaking walls 2014 Album

    Nine-days of beautiful scenery, sunshine, writing from our deepest inner feelings, rehearsal and performing an amazing theater piece “Under the Rainbow: A Village Called breaking walls“, and of course making friends with young men & women from diverse cultural backgrounds!!

    Apindile, a Cape Town artist, comforts Alleah, a Brooklyn artist, after an emotional sharing of her writing "Saying Good-Bye to Someone or Something You Lost".
  • LOVE, ART & AWARENESS . . . breaking walls MAY 17

    Our fundraising evening on May 17 brought together many talented artists and enthusiastic breaking walls supporters. Everyone looks back with fondness on the experience. In the words of our 2014 breaking walls assistant, Nick Sylvester: “The word is out — breaking walls throws a great party.” Please share a glimpse …

    breaking walls Brooklyn ambassadors Fabie & Ryan
  • breaking walls Mission

    breaking walls, a non-profit, international creative writing and performance initiative, empowers youth to discover their voice, and offers them a platform on which to use it. breaking walls relies on partners, sponsors, mentors, volunteers and friends to engage, empower and support young people as they become creative artists and empathetic …

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INSPIRATION . . .

Our director/founder, Fran Tarr, just received these inspirational words from our Bethlehem ambassador, Mohammad Abu Srour: “It’s has been an amazing year. I have reached goals I never imagined and experienced growth and success in so many ways. Now I’m taking everything I have learned from breaking walls and setting …

The General Assembly High Forum on the Culture of Peace

Brooklyn artist, Jabari Ashe, accepting an award on behalf breaking walls at the General Assembly High Forum on the Culture of Peace, September 9, 2014. The inscription reads: “For breaking walls for their dedication to the Global Movement for the Culture of Peace” Global Walk. Our sincerest thanks to Reverend …

Reflections from breaking walls 2014 Cape Town

Martha Crowe, 2012 Berlin and 2014 Cape Town artist “It’s been almost two weeks from the end of our breaking walls Cape Town 2014 initiative at the time of writing this. Yet a part of me still can’t quite bear to admit that it’s over. After joining breaking walls as …

Reflections from breaking walls 2014 Cape Town

Jihad Radi, Bethlehem artist “breaking walls was my first time in South Africa – Cape Town. It was wonderful, I can not describe  breaking walls with words. I met people became my family, my brothers and sisters; and, there was one mother who embraced everyone, Fran. “We woke up in …

Our 2014 Community

Fran Tarr, our director/founder, believes this photo of Mahmoud, Siybulela, Ojo, Musa and Martha sums up the unity and creative spirit of …

Apindile, a Cape Town artist, comforts Alleah, a Brooklyn artist, after an emotional sharing of her writing "Saying Good-Bye to Someone or Something You Lost".

Our breaking walls 2014 Album

Nine-days of beautiful scenery, sunshine, writing from our deepest inner feelings, rehearsal and performing an amazing theater piece “Under the Rainbow: A …