LEAP (Leadership, Education, and Advancement for Professionals), a project by ValorUS (formerly known as the California Coalition Against Sexual Assault) has launched a podcast series called “Leadership Moves.” This series is supported by the Office on Violence Against Women (OVW).

On this podcast we uplift the stories of leaders of color who carry the legacies of those who built the movement to end gender-based violence. They carry on the fighting spirit of giants who have moved on from this work like Sojourner Truth, Grace Lee Boggs, bell hooks, Ida B. Wells, Audre Lorde, and Yuri Kochiyama. We talk about the ways they have been harmed by this world while trying their hardest to keep their passion for the movement alive. Consider this our love letter to you and to aspiring leaders of color looking for belonging, inspiration, and affirmation.

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Episodes will be released monthly so subscribe today on Spotify, Apple or wherever you listen to your podcasts!

[This podcast graphic uses modified images of: Alice Walker from The American Library Association, Angela Davis from Columbia GSAPP, Audre Lorde from Esla Dorfman, bell hooks from Alex Lozupone (Tduk), Grace Lee Boggs from Kyle McDonald, Ida B Wells: Public Domain, Patricia Hill Collins from Valter Campanato/Agência Brasil, Sojourner Truth: Public Domain, Yuri Kochiyama from Kochiyama family/UCLA Asian American Studies Center.]

This project is supported by Grant No 2020-TA-AX-K022 awarded by the Office on Violence Against Women, U.S. Department of Justice. The opinions, findings, conclusions, and recommendations expressed in this program are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the views of the Office on Violence Against Women, U.S. Department of Justice.