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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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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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 13th - 19th
A Long Walk Home partners with She's Beautiful When She's Angry, the first theatrical documentary about the founders of the modern women’s movement from 1966 to 1971. It opens at the Music Box Theatre, Chicago.

March 26-29, 2015
INCITE! Color Of Violence 4 Conference: Beyond the State. A Long Walk Home will lead “Breaking the Cycle: Parents, Girl/Friends, and an Intergenerational Movement To End Gender Violence” Workshop. This interactive workshop, led by founders, Salamishah Tillet, and Scheherazade Tillet and Girl/Friends parents and youth leaders, focuses on how to develop art based programs and campaigns to end violence against girls and young women of color. Location: Hyatt Regency McCormick Place, 2233 South Martin Luther King Jr. Drive, Chicago, IL. Register Now