Joanne Tawfillis- Art Miles Mural Founder Honored At MY HERO Salon - March 21, 2013

Contact: Jeanne Meyers FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE [email protected]


LOS ANGELES, CA – 3/15/13 – The MY HERO Project invites you to spend an evening with artist and activist Joanne Tawfilis at this month’s Third Thursdays salon on March 21, 2013.  The salon, which is open to the public, is part of an ongoing speaker series hosted by MY HERO at the Capshaw-Speilberg Center for Educational Justice in Santa Monica.

An Art Miles Mural, from the Women's Mile in honor of artist Laurel Burch , as painted by Austrian artist Sylvia Pecha
An Art Miles Mural, from the Women's Mile in honor of artist Laurel Burch , as painted by Austrian artist Sylvia Pecha

Tawfilis uses art to promote programs that enhance the lives women and children around the globe.  Much of her work deals with issues of poverty and preventing violence.  She is founder of the Art Miles Mural Project ( an international peace movement in which young people around the world created12 miles of peace themed murals that were fashioned into a pyramid in Egypt.  The first of the murals came from Bosnia, where 350 orphans painted on a bed sheet peppered with bullet holes.  That first effort inspired more than 4,000 murals by young people in more than 125 countries. 

The event is part of MY HERO’s new Third Thursdays salon series, which takes place on the third Thursday of each month.  Each gathering pursues a unique theme dealing with education and social justice. A light reception will follow, where guests will be able to meet with presenters and MY HERO team members.

Pakistan - Art Miles Mural - the children of Pakistan
Pakistan - Art Miles Mural - the children of Pakistan

The MY HERO Project is a non-profit 501(c)3 organization dedicated to celebrating the world’s heroes. Established in1995, as an alternative to the violent and negative messages children are often exposed to by mainstream media, MY HERO has grown into a global, educational resource that hosts the world’s largest archive of hero stories on their free, interactive web site:

The Third Thursdays series is a result of a new partnership between The MY HERO Project and the Capshaw-Speilberg Center, which is part of the New Roads School campus in Santa Monica.  The Herb Albert Educational Village represents a vision of education in the 21st century, housing several educational programs in one collaborative community.

This salon takes place in the main conference room on the second floor of the center. (3131 Olympic Boulevard #203, Santa Monica, CA 90404).  Free parking is available in the facility lot.  Please RSVP to [email protected] at your earliest convenience.

The CENTER FOR EDUCATIONAL JUSTICE is the home to twelve nonprofit partners, selected by New Visions, who share the communal goal of providing educational programming for at-risk youth in Los Angeles. For more information, please visit

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