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New Non-Violence Ambassador for Peace, Shai Dahan, an American Contemporary painter and street artist
New Non-Violence Ambassador for Peace, Shai Dahan, an American Contemporary painter and street artist

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New Non-Violence Ambassador for Peace Shai Dahan, American contemporary painter and street artist

We would like to extend a warm welcome to Shai Dahan for joining us as a new Non-Violence ambassador for Peace. We feel immensely fortunate to have him onboard and to have his support in our quest to stem violence.

Shai Dahan is an American Contemporary painter and street artist who works with paintings, drawings, murals, illustrations, and sculptures. Raised in the city of Los Angeles, he was introduced to the Street-Art culture at a young age. He has been a keynote speaker at TEDx, and painted in London, Miami, Paris, Germany, Poland, Los Angeles, and Palestine to name a few.

He now lives in Sweden, where he paints full-time and continues to create large scale paintings, murals and sculptures.Shai strongly supports the idea of using art as a language that brings people together, promoting it as a common unifying force.

"I am thrilled and honored to be an Ambassador for the Non-Violence Project. This Ambassadorship signifies more than just a partnership; it represents an opportunity for me to contribute positively to the world through my art. It will allow my creativity to serve a purpose beyond the walls that I paint; and as a tool for social change and advocacy. The alignment of my passion for art with the Non-Violence Project's mission to inspire and engage youth, allows a shared commitment to foster peace and compassion. Together, I hope that the foundation and myself can create a ripple effect, to continue using creativity and art as a medium to inspire, unite, and ultimately make a meaningful impact in promoting a world free from violence. The Non-Violence Project has already been incredibly supportive of using art as a medium to solve conflict and I am excited and honored to be given the opportunity to join them on this journey."

We look very much forward to standing together in collaboration on various topics, including art, awareness, and education!

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We inspire, motivate and engage people to learn how to solve conflicts peacefully through raising awareness and education.

The Non-Violence Project Foundation empowers people with creative tools and skills to cultivate awareness and understanding of non-violence, enabling them to overcome violence, leading to a virtuous cycle of positive impact. We believe that knowledge is power, and that creativity can help unlock the full potential of this power through skill-based learning and learning tools that are more engaging, impactful, and relevant to the needs of today and tomorrow.

We have educated more than 9 million people on five continents since the organisation was founded in 1993 in Switzerland. Our education programs and outreach initiatives have won several awards for best practise. President Obama awarded NVP the ”President’s Call to Service Award” in 2011. Other awards include the Presidential Daily Light Award, received by President Bill Clinton, the Paul Harris Fellow Award given by Rotary International, the American National Safety Council Award for best practise and the Weed & Seed Award given by US Justice Department in 2009.

It is thanks to our 30-year legacy, symbol of the Knotted Gun, innovative methods, and a growing community of change advocates like you that we can shape a more peaceful and non-violent world.

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