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

Thursday, April 6th, 2023 from 12:00pm to 1:00pm (ET)


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


The arts have long been an important catalyst for action, protest and movement building, often activating ideas for both 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 empowering the next generation to build empathy, create change through art and lead through collaboration.


Lunch provided. Sponsored by the Africana Center and The Women's Center. 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. 


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