MAIA MURAL BRIGADE, Gaza 2011 and 2013

#Water4Gaza-Photo Credit


Become a Water Warrior! Be a part of an International Multi Media Art/Activism Project in Gaza City!

We need to raise $600 a day until August 14th to meet our goals for materials and media production!

Donate at:

Help spread the word to your networks: See sample tweets below.

The Water Warriors, who join us for the campaign, will get a water drop dedicated to them in the #Water4Gaza mural painting in Palestine. Lots of information will be forthcoming about concrete actions you can take to leave your mark and participate in this growing movement.

 Thank you!

Thank you to all of those who donated to our Indiegogo Campaign to support Maia Mural Brigade Phase 2 #Water4Gaza

James Pultz
Tami & Tony Ferro
Steve Brown
Judith Lamson
Elaina Gustat
Marlene Tobias
Jane Norling
Kristia Castrillo
Annie Kuhn
David Hacker
Cat Dodson
Amenda Walton
Mike Tyau
Nancy Hernandez
Dream Hampton
Fatema Panju
Kestrel Feiner-Homer
Alli Starr
Sadeep Rai
Cathy Shields
Mary Graver
Meghan McAuliffe
Rob Zeer
Fiona Glas



photo: #waterwrites #maiamurals ~ July 2011

MAIA Mural Brigade 2- Project Description

Imagine there is no water for up to 14 hours, or more, every day. Imagine that the water you do have is polluted. And then imagine that if you dig a well on your own property you risk being jailed or worse for not having the correct permit. This is what is happening in Palestine where the Israeli Occupation systematically denies Palestinians adequate quality and quantities of water, often diverting it for the use of Israelis. Environmental inequities exist all over the world, including here in the USA. This is why we invite you to join the #Water4Gaza campaign and participate in a global movement for environmental justice!

This month, we invite all people who are united in Palestinian solidarity and the universal right to clean water to bring attention to #Water4Gaza through supporting the MAIA Mural Brigade, an art and activism campaign.

US based Break the Silence Media & Art is organizing the second MAIA Mural Brigade to Gaza this summer. We will create a multi-media public art project with artists, activists and youth from Palestine and around the world. This project aims to spark concrete change and inspire action by partnering with on-the-ground environmental justice organizations in Palestine including the Middle East Children’s Alliance, Emergency Water, Sanitation and Hygiene Group (EWASH) and American Friends Service Committee. We are supported by Estria Foundation’s Water Writes Project.

Here is how you can join us:

1.) Join our #Water4Gaza blogger/social media community and commit to spreading the word about the MAIA Mural Brigade with your community.

2.) Share the Indiegogo campaign link with your community in order to help us fund this important movement.

3.) Add your voice to the #Water4Gaza conversation by tweeting your thoughts & wisdom about the water crisis and expressing your relationship to water using the hashtag. Here are some sample tweets below:

Water is a human right! I proudly join @btsmap on the fight for clean #water4gaza Support the movement at:

The water crisis in #Palestine continues to grow. Join me & @btsmap in the fight for clean #water4Gaza :

Together we can demand access to clean & healthy water for Palestine & beyond. Join @btsmap in the fight #water4Gaza


In Solidarity,

BTSMAP, MECA, EWASH, Afaq Jadeeda and American Friends Service Committee


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The MAIA Mural Brigade ~ Maia means Water in Arabic, brings an international team to Gaza to create collaborative murals about the universal right to water.  The project was organized with Middle East Children’s Alliance and Afaq Jadeeda in response to a Youth Council decision in Gaza that lack of clean water was a priority problem.  The MAIA Mural Brigade included activists, trauma therapists, muralists, filmmakers, MECA, Estria Foundation Water Writes Project, Olympia-Rafah Solidarity Mural Project and Afaq Jadeeda (New Horizons)  8 murals were completed in 2011 at the sites of water filtration systems installed by MECA; providing clean drinking water to 35,000 children.

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