Mission & Values
WALK UNAFRAID is committed to empowering individuals and communities to create social change through shared stories, active listening, and peaceful action.
What We’re About:
We offer empowering interactive art programs, workshops, and tools for schools, businesses, community groups and social service agencies around the country, working together to build safer, more inclusive communities where everyone can walk unafraid.
We see Walk Unafraid as a global movement that empowers the powerless, gives voice to voiceless, and connects humanity in inclusive, uplifting ways. A world where all people can walk unafraid.
Origins of the Project:
Walk Unafraid originated as a collaborative public art installation created by Gabrielle Senza in 2003. It was one of several creative initiatives she developed under Red Collaborative, the non-profit arts organization she formed in 2001, Red Collaborative to raise awareness and empower survivors of physical, sexual and emotional abuse. By collaborating with homeless teens, battered women, immigrants and refugees, Red Collaborative amplified the voices of the unheard ~ and often unseen ~ victims of abuse.
Senza went on to offer Walk Unafraid collaborative art projects and kits for schools, community groups and social service agencies around the country, working together to raise awareness, empower victims of abuse, and build healthier communities.