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Leadership Development

Healing to Action promotes the individual and collective transformation of survivors through a community-designed program that builds relationships between survivors to break through their personal isolation, facilitate their collective healing from trauma, and provide skills and training so survivors can organize against structural barriers that perpetuate gender-based violence.


In 2018, Healing to Action collaborated with over 65 survivors from the Latinx and Korean communities who work in restaurants, factories, hotels, homes, and other low-wage jobs to design a program that provided survivors the skills and resources they need to lead their communities to combat gender-based violence. These survivors collectively shaped the curriculum and structure of our flagship leadership program.

Healing Generations

Leadership Program

Survivors who attend the eight-week program develop:

An understanding of gender, sexuality, and gender-based violence

Communication skills around gender-based violence

Tools to organize with survivors

Opportunities to join or create grassroots campaigns to fight gender-based violence in their communities

Nomination Process

To nominate a candidate or self-nominate to join Healing to Action’s leadership program please contact Sheerine Alemzadeh at with the candidate’s name, phone number, zip code, and best hours to contact them.

How we sustain survivor leadership

Participating leaders receive a monetary benefit of up to $300 for their time to participate in our leadership program

For in-person meetings, HTA provides childcare, food, and transportation to and from meetings

Interpretation is a key resource to allow our multi-cultural cohort of leaders to communicate and connect

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