Founded in 2003, A Long Walk Home, Inc. (ALWH) is a 501 (c) non-profit that uses art therapy and the visual and performing arts to end violence against girls and women. ALWH features the testimonies and art by survivors and their allies in order to provide safe and entertaining forums through which the public can learn about healing from and preventing gender violence.
AwardsA Long Walk Home would like to congratulate our Executive Director, Scheherazade Tillet who was selected by the NoVo Foundation to be one of twenty new leaders selected to join its groundbreaking Move to End Violence program, a 10-year, $80 million program to strengthen leaders and organizations and build a breakthrough movement to end violence against girls and women in the United States.
A Long Walk Home is proud to announce that Scheherazade Tillet, our Executive Director, was selected as a 2013 Impact Award honoree of Chicago Foundation for Women. Nominated by author and activist Gloria Steinem, The 2013 Impact Awards highlights the work of leaders and activists who transform and improve the lives of girls through health, education, and advocacy in the Chicago area.
A Long Walk Home would like to congratulate Girl/Friends youth leader and board member, La’Nesha Baldwin who TheRoot.com recently recognized as a 2013 Young Futurist for Social Activism and Community Service nominated by MSNBC host and political scientist Melissa Harris-Perry. La'Nesha shared her story of feminism and social action with her recorded message to the public.
ALWH doesn’t just expose the outrage of dating, domestic and sexual violence but inspires social change through community empowerment and public action. There are many ways you can help us, including making a donation, joining our Got Consent? campaign, volunteering, and taking action.
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Thursday, October 24, 2013, 10am
Art. Activism. Advocacy workshop
University of North Carolina, Stone Center’s Hitchcock Multipurpose Room and Theatre.
Thursday, October 24, 2013, 5:00-8:00
Art is Healing: Art Show
Edgewater Public Library,
1210 W Elmdale St, Chicago IL
Girl/Friends Leadership Institute takes a trip to see the art show “Art is Healing” which features art work by survivors of Domestic violence. The show is curated by Apna Ghar and Between Friends – domestic violence shelters in Chicago.
Tuesday, October 29, 2013
Cycle of Violence
North Lawndale College Prep High School,
Girl/Friends youth leaders facilitate an advisory lesson on the cycle of violence to raise awareness about the cycles involved in dating or domestic violence and share resources in the school community for domestic violence.