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.

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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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Book a speaking engagement, bring the SOARS performance and training, or sponsor a Girl/Friends lecture to empower, to educate a new generation to use arts to end gender based violence in their college, community, or high school.
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News/Upcoming Events

January 31–February 14

School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC) Graduate Students in Art Therapy Will Present The Art of Connection. A Long Walk Home’s Art Therapist, Marline Johnson is a featured artist.

Location: Sullivan Galleries School of the Art Institute of Chicago, 33 South State Street, 7th floor Chicago, IL. Open to the Public

February 11, 2015 at 10:00am
Congressional Briefing, “Unlocking Opportunity for African American Girls”: Panelist Co-Founders Scheherazade Tillet, Monique Morris, Kimberly Bryant. Remarks by Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, Congresswoman Yvette D Clarke, Sherriyln.

Location: SV 212-10 East Capitol and 1st Street NE, DC. RSVP:

February 12, 2015
SOARS Multimedia Performance,
Oak Park River Forest High School, Oak Park, IL. Closed show