Welcome New Movement Makers!
We are thrilled to introduce the newest group of Movement Makers. These 20 inspiring individuals were carefully chosen for their visionary leadership and movement mindsets. They come from diverse backgrounds, representing a variety of organizations, including some that work to end sexual violence in the U.S. military, strengthen advocates to confront violence in Asian-American communities, and engage men in redefining masculinity so it includes respect for women. This cohort will continue the incredible work that the pilot cohort has begun over the last 20 months.
In July, we received more than 140 applications from passionate, visionary activists from across the country. Thank you to all of you who applied and who encouraged others to apply. The overwhelming number and quality of applicants demonstrates both a great desire and great readiness for change. We look forward to engaging all our collective wisdom and experience as we chart a new way forward together.
Our new Movement Makers bring vision, strategic thinking, a commitment to social change, a movement-mindset, and a deep belief that together we can end violence against girls and women. This group is well-positioned to carry forward the incredible work begun by the pilot cohort and is excited to be in community with all of you as we do this important work together.
We are humbled by the great hunger for this kind of investment in the field and are committed to honoring that by doing our best to inspire and engage the greater community of extraordinary leaders ready for a renewed movement.
You will be hearing more about these Movement Makers and the work we’re doing together in the coming weeks and months. In the meantime, please join us (post a comment!) in welcoming our new Movement Makers!
Movement Makers – Cohort 2
Anu Bhagwati, Executive Director, Service Women's Action Network (SWAN)
Cristy Chung, Program and Operations Management, Asian Pacific Islander Institute on Domestic Violence (APIIDV)
Rachel Durchslag, Executive Director, Chicago Alliance Against Sexual Exploitation
Annika Gifford Brothers, Policy and Research Manager, National Resource Center on Domestic Violence
Trina Greene, Project Manager, Peace Over Violence
Monique Hoeflinger, Senior Program Officer, Ms. Foundation for Women
Andrea Lee, Co-Director, Mujeres Unidas y Activas (United and Active Women)
Debbie Lee, Senior Vice President, Futures Without Violence
Heidi Lehmann, Director of the Women's Protection & Empowerment Team, International Rescue Committee
Nicole Matthews, Executive Director, Minnesota Indian Women's Sexual Assault Coalition
Kelly Miller, Executive Director, Idaho Coalition Against Sexual & Domestic Violence
Klarissa Oh, Executive Director, OAASIS, Oregon Abuse Advocates and Survivors in Service
Jodeen Olguin-Tayler, Field Director, Caring Across Generations
Marcia Olivo, Gender Justice Coordinator, Miami Workers Center
Eesha Pandit, Executive Director, Men Stopping Violence
Sandra Park, Staff Attorney, American Civil Liberties Union Foundation
Tony Porter, Co-Director, A CALL TO MEN
Archi Pyati, Deputy Director, Immigration Intervention Project, Sanctuary for Families
Lovisa Stannow, Executive Director, Just Detention International
Scheherazade Tillet, Executive Director, A Long Walk Home