Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs Thomas A. Shannon met with the core team of the U.S. Embassy funded project entitled Heroes Build inTunis. Heroes Build team members delivered a two-fold presentation: a general overview about the program and a video showcasing the series of completed graffiti tags and concerts.
The Under Secretary of State engaged in a discussion with the Heroes Build team about the paramount importance of utilizing arts, culture and volunteerism so as to reach out to and support the underserved youth in Tunisia. Heroes Build team members emphasized the influential role that Heroes Build is playing to ward off the radicalization threat in Tunisia. The graffiti campaign, which enables artists nationwide to produce creative drawings of their respective heroes, has been increasingly attracting more youth to the cultural centers. The numerous media placements about Heroes Build are indicative of the ongoing success of the project.