The Scelles Foundation supports the first ever Freedom Art Walk to stop Child Trafficking



Join NYC Mayor's office ENDGBV, NYC ACS and Street Art for Mankind, along with the Scelles Foundation and members of the local and international community, for the first ever Freedom Art Walk against child trafficking on Friday, May 10th from 4:00P.M-6:00P.M,

followed by a VIP reception from 6:00P.M-8:00P.M.




The Scelles Foundation supports the first Manhattan Freedom Art Walk organized by Street Art for Mankind, to be a part of a historical happening in the movement to change the future of millions of children.


In an effort to educate the public about the realities of child sex trafficking and labor, and activate art and public spaces in the spirit of its eradication in NY, the US and across the world, the local and international community will be part of the 2 mile street art walk in Lower Manhattan.


This is a unique opportunity to march for children rights with inspiring change-makers, discover murals depicting true stories from survivors of child trafficking, and experience an innovative Street Art walk in the streets of NYC with the augmented reality app “Behind The Wall”.


Speakers include Melanie Thompson-Survivor, Loic Ercolessi-Artist, Argentinian Ambassador to the UN-Martin Garcia Moritan, New York Deputy Director of the ILO-Vinicius Pinheiro, ENDGBV Commissioner-Cecile Noel, ACS Executive Director-Selina and more to be announced.


A Reception at the Andaz Hotel will immediately follow the walkto meet and greet with artists, survivors, activists, officials and diplomats. 

Street Art for Mankind, which organizes this historical event, aims at inspiring people through art to open their eyes on the reality of child slavery and to be the change we want to see in the world ! 





Victor Ash painting the ‘Melanie’ Wall sponsored by the Scelles Foundation


The ‘Melanie’ Wall through the augmented reality app ‘Behind the wall



Freedom Art Walk-Lower Manhattan 
Friday-May 10th

4:00P.M. Meet at 25 Bridge Street for welcome & coffee 
4:05P.M. Opening remarks & first mural by Victor Ash 
4:27P.M. Art exhibit-Andaz Hotel, 75 Wall Street (5 min. walk, .3 mi.) 
4:42P.M. 2nd mural by Loic Ercolessi at 9 Maiden Lane (8 min. walk, .4 mi.) 
4:57P.M. 3rd mural by KinMx & 4th mural by Jo di Bona at 28 Cliff Street (6 min. walk, .3mi.) 
5:15P.M. 5th mural by Btoy at 245 Water Street (4 min. walk, .2 mi.) 
5:21P.M. Closing remarks, performance & testimonial at Pace University Plaza on Center Street (9 min. walk, .4 mi.) 
6:00P.M. Art walk ends. Reception starts at Andaz Wall Street Hotel.


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