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“Paint the Change” – Street Art Campaign for Human Rights in Iran

October 16, 2015, in Articles > Art & Creative Works, by

“Paint the Change” is a new world-wide street art campaign aimed at creating awareness for all those excluded from higher education in Iran, especially the Baha’is.

Paint the Change Brazil

Iranian journalist and activist Maziar Bahari and his #notacrime team who were behind the “Education is Not a Crime” campaign, are behind “Paint the Change”, and they were inspired by the advice attributed to Mahatma Gandhi, that to truly influence the conduct of others and the course of events, one must “be the change” one wishes to see in the world.

Paint the change collage

“Paint the Change” invites both professional artists and grass-roots enthusiasts to get involved by painting murals in public places relating to the theme “Education is Not a Crime”. There’s even a “Street Art Handbook” to help you take action, and if you can’t find a wall to paint on (don’t worry, they encourage the legal use of street art), you can also use other artistic options like creating posters and stickers as well.

The campaign uses the hashtags #EducationIsNotACrime and #PaintTheChange and it’s seeing a lot of global success and exposure!

You can check out all the cool artwork being done and keep up to date with the campaign following Paint The Change on Instagram, and on the Education is Not a Crime Facebook page. Plus check out the official website for some background information and for a showcase of the awesome street art happening around the world.

Below are a few videos about the campaign:

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Naysan Naraqi

Naysan is passionate about using the arts and media to explore the teachings of the Baha’i Faith. Back in 2011, Naysan started up the Baha’i Blog project, channeling his experiences in both media and technology companies to help create a hub for Baha’i-inspired content online.
Naysan Naraqi

Discussion 2 Comments

Beautiful paintings by good people. There is a little evil in the world and a lot of goodness. As Baha’is we are assured of glorious future for the mankind. Thank you to all you concerned people.

Hooshang Sadeghi-Afshar

Hooshang Sadeghi-Afshar (October 10, 2015 at 11:11 PM)

we dont see this in iran!
why you write wrong things?
also pics is not iran as well!

Adam

Adam (November 11, 2015 at 8:00 PM)

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