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Civic Life Lunch: Art & Activism: Empowering Youth through Creative Expression

Thursday, April 6 | 12:00 PM ET | Rabb Room, Barnum Hall

The arts are a catalyst for action, protest and movement building, activating ideas for the maker and the audience, challenging our perceptions and inspiring action. Join a conversation with feminist activist, artist, Tufts alumnus, and the co-founder and executive director of A Long Walk Home, Scheherazade Tillet, J00, about about empowering the next generation to build empathy, create change and end violence against women and girls through art.

Lunch provided. Sponsored by the Africana Center and The Women’s Center. To register for in-person attendance, visit: Remote viewers can participate at this link.


Scheherazade Tillet is a photo-based artist, curator, and feminist activist who explores the themes of Blackness, play, freedom, trauma, and healing. She co-founded A Long Walk Home, a national art organization based in Chicago that empowers young people to end violence against girls and women. Twenty years before #MeToo, A Long Walk Home emerged as a leading organization in the United States using black feminist justice approaches to combat gender violence and racism by working with artists, students, activists, therapists, and community organizations to elevate marginalized voices, facilitate healing, and activate social change.