NoVo Foundation Announces New Cohort of 'Movement Makers'

The New York City-based NoVo Foundation has announced the names of twenty "Movement Makers" selected to participate in the second round of the foundation's ten-year, $80 million Move to End Violence program.

Over the next two years, the newly selected participants will engage in big-picture conversations about their vision for ending violence against women and girls, develop strategies to implement their visions, and acquire skills to help advance their change and advocacy efforts. In addition, the foundation may decide to fund a select number of collaborative campaigns designed by the participants, who were chosen for their potential to create meaningful social change.

The 2012 "Movement Makers" are Kelly Miller, executive director of the Idaho Coalition Against Sexual and Domestic Violence; Jodeen Olguin-Taylo, field director of Caring Across Generations; Marcia Olivo, gender justice coordinator at the Miami Workers Center; Archana Pyaati, deputy director of the Immigration Intervention Project at Sanctuary for Families in New York City; and Scheherazade Tillet, co-founder and executive director of Chicago-based A Long Walk Home.

"These leaders have shown incredible vision and courage in their day-to-day work, confronting and addressing violence, abuse, rape, and trafficking of girls and women in their communities," said NoVo Foundation president and co-chair Jennifer Buffett. "The Move to End Violence program is an effort to honor their bold leadership and harness their potential to create the change needed so that girls and women can live free of violence."

For a complete list of round-two participants, visit the Move to End Violence Web site.

"20 'Movement Makers' Join $80 Million NoVo Foundation Program." NoVo Foundation Press Release 11/13/2012.