MARCH was founded in 2011. They started their journey advocating for freedom of expression and intercommunal acceptance and respect. In 2015, their organization began its work in peace-building and conflict resolution. Their belief that arts and culture are powerful catalysts of change helped them develop a unique initiative, Theater for Reconciliation. They used the performing arts to help mend the feuding and war-torn neighborhoods of Beb El Tabbaneh and Jabal Mohsen. The experience proved to be cathartic and inspired a more holistic rehabilitative program, along with two cultural spaces in Beirut and Tripoli. Today, MARCH utilizes a diverse set of tools to build the capacities of local communities and consolidate social ties.
Through their work, they aim to develop the resilience of marginalized youth and help them to build a better future while encouraging constructive dialogue and fostering cross-communal acceptance and respect to create sustainable reconciliation.
Their vision is to create safe and inclusive communities that celebrate diversity and thrive together in unity.See more