Leah Gipson
Leah Gipson's Fundraiser

Empower young people and end violence against women and girls

Got Consent? Tour: 20 Years of SOARS (Story of a Rape Survivor), please give today.

$700 towards $5,000

Join me in supporting real change. Support A LONG WALK HOME, INC and help youth make a difference.

Dear Friend,

We are celebrating the 20th Anniversary of our Story Of A Rape Survivor multi-media performance. As we stand in this powerful moment of #MeToo where survivors are leading the nation in making un-precedented shifts in the ways we talk about gender violence and accountability, we are continuing our commitment to end violence against women and girls with a series of national events to commemorate the Story of a Rape Survivor (SOARS) 20th year. You can read about our recent public event Keeping Black Girls at the Center of #MeToo: A Town Hall with Tarana Burke in the Chicago Tribune.

As a dedicated board member of A Long Walk Home, (ALWH) since 2015 and a supporter of Girl/Friends Leadership Institute since 2009, I am requesting your help to reach our end of the year fundraising goal of securing $30,000 by December 31st as we continue the Got Consent? Tour: 20 Years of SOARS.

Your donations will go a long way to help ALWH support girls and young women use art and activism to heal and empower themselves from their most painful experiences: sexual assault, domestic and dating violence, and racial discrimination.

As a friend and family member of survivors, I am aware of the trauma and the lasting impact of violence. I have seen up close how ALWH has emancipated girls and young women from trauma, thus transforming families and communities most impacted by gender and racial violence.

Please give, today. Now more than ever, the girls and young women of A Long Walk Home need your support. ALWH remains committed to supporting the most vulnerable amongst us--females of color--find their voices, become leaders, and ending violence in their communities. Your contribution of $5, $10, $25, $50, $100 will make a real difference and have impact.

Thank you for being someone we can count on during these changing times. We truly are more powerful together.