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2017 CONNECT * CREATE * CHANGE Indiegogo Campaign!!

Our director/founder, Fran Tarr, is excited to share that your ongoing belief in and support for Breaking Walls fuel our forward movement!! Today we are seeking your support again for our our 2017 CONNECT * CREATE * CHANGE INDIEGOGO CAMPAIGN!! Your contributions will empower the lives of 40 Breaking Walls …

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Celebrating Our Global Family – Detroit!

Breaking Walls and our friends and supporters in Detroit will host a celebration of peace and acceptance on Sunday, March 19 from 3:00pm to 6:00pm at the Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History. The celebration which features the inspirational voices of community leaders and activists: Dr. Earlexia Norwood, …

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Celebrating Our Global Family

Our “Celebrating Our Global Family” evening that took place for Breaking Walls on January 30th was certainly an unforgettable one. The meet-n-greet was certainly interesting, and it was refreshing to see so many people who were curious about how the youth plan on changing the future for the better. After …

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Celebrating Our Global Family

breaking walls is eager to have you join us on January 30th at 330 West 16th Street (Atlantic Stage 2) from 6:30-8:30pm. We look forward to seeing our sponsors, partners, mentors, volunteers, and friends at this event.  Help us assure that our young artists and ambassadors are able to work as …

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2017 Warsaw

2017 Warsaw will happen from July 5 through July 17, 2017. The 38 Breaking Walls participants from Barcelona, Berlin, Bethlehem, Brooklyn, Cape Town, Detroit and Warsaw will come together to write about issues of self awareness, freedom of expression and how to shape an accepting, peaceful world. Our signature initiative …

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Want To Join Breaking Walls?

Our director/founder, Fran Tarr, is eager to share with you our “how-to-get-involved” information. Breaking Walls offers three levels of programming: + Our signature ten-day, holistic, value-based creative writing, performance and peacebuilding initiative. This initiative takes place in an international city. 2017 will see 28 artists, ten ambassadors and two associates …

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As breaking walls grows, our director/founder, Fran Tarr, wants to share where we started with you: Breaking Walls began with youth in Brooklyn, then went on to Bethlehem — pairing youth, who struggle with social unrest, intolerance, peer pressure and life in the real and the “virtual world,“ to establish …

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Meet Breaking Walls 2016 Cape Town Artists

Please welcome all of our new Cape Town artists: Fazlin Abrahams, Carlin Bailey, Tercia-Lee Daniels, Lulutho Dumezweni, Jesse Griesel, Lina Heckscher, Julie Hemphill, Zennie Tiso Liyabona, Inga Lumkwana, Nkosinathi Luthuli, Lukhona Mapumulo, Lebo Mrwetyana, Nosibusiso Ncamazana Iron Ngwzca, Alexander Ringer, Jaden Samuels, Sabelo Siwa, Tamia Van Balla, Zean-Paul Van Westhuizen and …

breaking walls 2016 “Inclusive City” Cape Town

The new breaking walls artists from the three divergent communities here in Cape Town send you their love and respect. We started just 12 short hours ago, and already deep, rich bonding is taking place. The writing triggers this morning were “In My Neighborhood” and “A Day Without Hate”. These led …

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Our director/founder, Fran Tarr, is pleased to announce that breaking walls will premier its 2nd annual creative writing, performance and peace-building initiative October 5 through 9, in Noordhoek. In all, twenty-four young breaking walls artists from the Deutsche Internationale Schule Kapstadt, the Hout Bay High School of Hangberg, and the Rainbow …

Fran Tarr, Founder/Director, Thoughts on 2016 Detroit

Dear 2016 artists, ambassador, associates and volunteers, So many good and beautiful thoughts race through my mind as I write these words. As each successive initiative closes I realize the ten-days we spend together as a creative community is a patchwork of tender, painful, joyous, funny, scary and sometimes tedious …

Breaking Walls 2016 Detroit Testimonial #8: Nuria

“The writing workshops made me feel at peace because, I could open up and express myself.  I like the workshops because, in them I get the chance to learn from the other artists experiences.  I enjoy the rehearsals because, I feel joy and can see the progress in everyone.  I’m …