A Long Walk Home: Ending Violence against Women and Girls
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.
Scheherazade Tillet, Feminist Activist and Movement Leader
Scheherazade Tillet is one of the rising feminist activists and leaders of her generation. She is a movement leader in the NoVo Foundation’s Move to End Violence initiative to end violence against girls and women in the United States. Upon graduating from Tufts University and the School of the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston in 2000, Scheherazade began Story of a Rape Survivor (SOARS). Scheherazadeʼs SOARS photographs are featured in two award-winning documentaries, “NO! The Rape Documentary” and “Rape Is…” As Executive Director of A Long Walk Home, she also co-created the Girl/Friends Leadership Institutes, arts-based programs that empower adolescent girls in Chicago to advocate for themselves and end violence against girls and women in their schools and communities. Scheherazade earned a Master of Art Therapy from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago in 2003.
Dr. Salamishah Tillet, Rape Survivor, Scholar and Writer
Dr. Salamishah Tillet is a rape survivor, scholar, and writer, and has spent her career championing the rights and voices of our most vulnerable citizens. Currently, she is an associate professor of English at the University of Pennsylvania and has faculty appointments in the Africana Studies and Gender, Sexuality, and Women’s Studies. In 2013, she published “Gloria Steinem: The Kindle Singles Interview” with Amazon and she is currently working on a book on the Civil Rights icon, Nina Simone. She earned her Ph.D. in the History of American Civilization and A.M. in English and American Literature from Harvard University and her Masters in the Art of Teaching from Brown University. She has her B.A. in English and African American Studies from the University of Pennsylvania, from which she graduated Magna Cum Laude and Phi Beta Kappa. In 2010, she was awarded the Edmund J. and Louise W. Kahn Award for Distinguished Teaching by an Assistant Professor at the University of Pennsylvania.
Presented with African and African Diaspora Studies
Event is in conjunction with Core course Where #blacklivesmatter Meets #metoo: Violence and Representation in the African Diaspora
Thursday, October 11 at 6:00pm
Higgins Hall, Room 300
Higgins Hall, Chestnut Hill, MA 02467