Founded in 2003, A Long Walk Home, Inc. (ALWH) is a Chicago-based national non-profit that uses art to educate, inspire, and mobilize young people to end violence against girls and women.

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A 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 Salamishah Tillet, our Co-founder, was selected to be featured as one of 50 global heroes, amongst Hillary Clinton and Eve Ensler, ending violence against children in a new global, digital magazine called Safe which is supported by Together For Girls. The premiere issue of the magazine, which launches on December 7th at the start of the 16 Days of Activism Against Gender Violence, highlights and celebrates those people and organizations leading the way in the fight to end sexual violence against boys and girls around the world.

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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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A Long Walk Home Co-Authors NY Times Op-Ed, "To Stop Violence, Start at Home"

Tune In: PBS

Co-Founder Salamishah Tillet is featured in A Path Appears, the follow up to Nicholas Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn's groundbreaking documentary, Half The Sky. A Path Appears features leading activists and journalists concerned with gender-based oppressions and finding effective solutions to combat them.

March 2-6, 2015
The University of Vermont's Alternative Spring Break (ASB) program partners with A Long Walk Home to offer students opportunities to do service in Chicagoland over spring break.

March 2, 2015 at 6:00pm
Depaul University’s Social Justice Panel, Co-Founder, Scheherazade Tillet.

March 4, 2015 from 12pm to 1:30pm
Spring 2015 UIC Real Time Chicago series on “Street Harassment" Panel discussion: Co-founder, Scheherazade Tillet, and Co-chair of BY100, Jasson Perez, Moderate: Professor Brenda Parker.

Location: Great Cities Institute, 412 South Peoria Street, Suite 400, Chicago, IL. Open to the Public

March 6, 2015 at 8:00pm
SOARS Multimedia performance, Oberlin College, Location: Cat in Cream, 180 W. Lorain Street, Oberlin, OH. Open to the Public