Sanu Dieng (she/her/hers) is a mother, community organizer originally from New York City with roots in the anti-violence movement. Her passion for transformative justice, anti-violence policy and healing practices for survivors of interpersonal and state sanctioned violence was shaped by her work as the Executive Director of a domestic violence agency in Hampton, Virginia. After a decade of advocacy in the interpersonal violence field, she is pivoting to facilitating racial equity workshops and community planning with black indigenous communities of color.
She has been honored for her work by the Virginia Sexual and Domestic Violence Action Alliance receiving the Hope Award. She was also recognized by the National Sexual Violence Resource Center receiving the Visionary Voice Award for her groundbreaking violence prevention programs for youth and initiatives.
She is a proud graduate of Hampton University. She is affiliated and involved in several organizations to include the National Resource Center on Domestic Violence as the Board President, Advisory to the Governor of Virginia on the Statewide Domestic Violence Advisory Committee, Virginia Sexual and Domestic Violence Action Alliance Training Institute and Public Policy Committee, Hampton Family Violence Prevention Council, Kiwanis Downtown Hampton Club, Women of Color Caucus of Virginia, Women of Color Network and Newport News Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Incorporated.