Witness Change is a non-profit organization that exists to end human rights violations for marginalized communities through highly visual storytelling.
Witness Change humanizes the oppressed by amplifying the voices of those who have been abused. We collaborate with experts and advocates to develop tools that change attitudes and policies for persistent, evidence-based transformation of the human experience.
The people behind Witness Change come from a wide variety of backgrounds and locales, but they all believe that change is possible.
Robin Hammond President & Founder
Robin believes stories have the power to break down the barriers that divide us. If we become engaged witnesses, we will care, and if we care enough, we will act, and if we act together, we will see: change really is possible.
Leigh Ann Webster Head of Legal & Board Secretary
Leigh Ann believes that by appealing to the humanity that’s within all of us, we can open minds and effect change.
Rebecca Kling LGBTQI+ Special Advisor
Rebecca believes that sharing our stories with a wide audience is a form of activism, and that understanding combats bigotry
Matt Cameron Operations Manager
MATT IS A HUMANIST WHO BELIEVES THAT CONNECTION THROUGH UNDERSTANDING IS CRITICAL TO ENABLING ALL COMMUNITIES TO EXIST HARMONIOUSLY.
Kaley Sweeney Program Director
Kaley believes in the power of storytelling and personal dialogue to facilitate empathy, break down barriers of ‘the other’, and contribute to a more equal and just society.
Azu Nwagbogu Artistic Advisor
Azu believes that in an age where images are at its most easily understood and most powerful, it is essential that more narratives from talent combined with passion, patience and a social agenda is included within this dialogue.
Abram (“Braam”) Hanekom Program Advisor
I believe in our short time on earth we need to use our talents and our influence to ensure that we leave behind a better place for our children.
Samantha Lee-Ming Chiu Head of Research
SAMANTHA BELIEVES IN THE POWER OF DATA TO STRENGTHEN THE VOICES OF AT-RISK COMMUNITIES. STATISTICS CAN BE THE QUANTITATIVE CATALYST FOR CHANGE.
Ashleigh Ferris Legal Advisor
Ashleigh believes that empathy is an essential element of positive social change. By sharing others’ stories, we can help alter their outcomes for the better and improve the lives of those to come.