While the governments of Iran and the USA square off with each other around sanction lifts and nuclear programs, the majority of citizens of both countries on both sides don't care for the politics and power struggles and just want to live peaceful normal lives.
Rick Gunn and Mohammad Tajeran are trying to be the voices of those who desire peace between American and Iran rather than distrust and threat of conflict. That's why they created the "Wheels of Peace Iranian-American Children’s Art Project".
- They've been visiting classrooms in both countries to speak to children about conflict resolution and mutual understanding
- They've been collecting pro-peace artwork and letters from children in both countries
- In a month or so (after they secure enough funding), they will travel by bicycle in Iran sharing the exhibiting the artwork they collected and hold speaking engagements.
That's where people like you come in. If you or your company would like to help, you can donate directly at SoulCycler.com (PayPal-safe!). They hope to wrap up funding before the year's end.
Another way to help is email Rick (soulcycler(at)yahoo.com) to purchase prints of his photos from his travels around the world.
|Rick Gunn has explored over 33 countries on bike and have taken
thousands of photos. He a photojournalist by trade.
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