A Long Walk Home, Inc.
Signatory: Scheherazade Tillet, Executive Director
Joined: January 2016
Contact: Scheherazade Tillet, Executive Director
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.
ALWH partners with rape crisis centers, universities, high schools, and state coalitions to provide innovative and inclusive programs for underserved communities. Through national and local programs, multimedia performances, summer and after school youth institutes, campus trainings and workshops, ALWH has educated over 100,000 survivors and their allies to build safe communities and end gender violence.
ALWH runs the Girl/Friends Leadership Institutes, which empower teen girls to use art to advocate for themselves and other girls and design campaigns and policies to end dating violence, sexual assault, and street harassment in their Chicago schools and communities, ultimately changing the face of leadership in the women’s movement.
ALWH co-sponsored the Black Girl Movement conference hosted at Columbia University.