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About the Project

Standing in solidarity with refugees in Turkey

Halklarin Köprüsü, or the Bridging Peoples Association, is a non-profit charity based in Turkey. The association is founded upon the principle of unity and inclusion. By combating against hate speech, discrimination, racism, sexism, nationalism, and denominationalism, the association attempts to bridge the gap that exists within Turkish Society. Ultimately, Bridging Peoples Association’s goal is the promotion of compassion and understanding amongst people, regardless of their differences, to establish social peace and equality.

The Skateroom worked closely with artist Ai WEIWEI to support this project. As a cause which was close to the artist’s heart, together we raised $5,000 for Halklarin Köprüsü in 2018.