“We must be the change we wish to see in the world.”

Jes Richardson is a peace activist, a credentialed teacher, a board member of the Social Justice Center of Marin, the Founder/Director of Bridge of Hearts, and the creator of the 10 foot tall Gandhi Puppet that has been attending events in the Bay Area over the past 10 years.  Jes has been to Iran in 2007 and 2010 and will be showing his newly created video piece, “The Beautiful People of Iran” at house parties and other venues when he tours the country this summer.  Jes also has a long term project.  He wants six Iranian-American young people (18+) and six Israeli young people to join him when he hikes the “Angel Trail” in Israel.  This 580 mile trail is hosted by 100 “Angels” who house and sometimes feed hikers.  Jes met one of these “Angels” when he visited Israel in 2012.  Jes’s organization, Bridge of Hearts, is dedicated to creating friendships between young people around the world.  Gandhi was convinced that world peace is achievable and said, “If we are to have real peace, we must begin with the children.”

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Hands across the Sand- Jes and Gandhi puppet /oil spill action

Ali Nasri speaks of Iranian peace