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Art Against Violence

A Long Walk Home, an art therapy based organization designed to combat violence against women, kicked off in 2003 after one of its founders, Scheherazade Tillet, learned that her sister (and soon-to-be co-founder) had been the victim of rape. She set out to capture the stages of her sister's recovery through photography, which lead the sisters to direct a play and ultimately found the group. A Long Walk Home's young leaders compiled and helped to write We Are Girl/Friends! Art on Community Violence, Justice, and Healing, which they hope will become a central text in their mission to expose and dismantle tendencies towards violence against women and girls. The book's release party will be going on tomorrow at the Newberry Library located at 60 W. Walton Street from 12 to 2P.M.

 
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