NLNI Convening

On April 12th, 2013, we convened 50 members of the New Leadership Networking Initiative (NLNI) to discuss the connections between immigrants’ rights and reproductive justice, and to brainstorm ways that participants could work at these intersections. The day began with a grounding exercise by members of Seattle’s Zenyu, a grassroots, multicultural organization that cultivates the holistic wellbeing and leadership of LGBTQI people of color.

NLNI meeting solidarity small group
On April 12 and 13, 47 members of CLPP’s New Leadership Networking Initiative (NLNI) gathered in Amherst, MA, for intensive discussions, concentrated learning, and cross-movement networking. On Friday, a panel of speakers addressed the theme of solidarity from various viewpoints. Small group discussions following the panel focused on how to build solidarity with immigrants, people in prison, Indigenous people, women of color, youth, and across class.
NLNI Participants

The fall NLNI meeting convened in Los Angeles on October 27 and 28, 2011. In response to participant suggestions, this meeting centered black women’s experiences with racism in reproductive health, rights, and justice work. The meeting also provided the opportunity for participants to reflect on NLNI’s history and mission, and the network’s core values, infrastructure, and planning processes.

NLNI Participant and Presenter at CLPP
The spring 2011 meeting of CLPP’s New Leadership Networking Initiative (NLNI) convened at Hampshire College in conjunction with our annual activist conference. Fifty-nine network members attended the meeting. Trainers from Sylvia Rivera Law Project (SRLP) and Brown Boi Project created a workshop entitled Room for Us All: Envisioning Gender Self Determination in the Reproductive Justice Movement. This interactive training helped participants examine their assumptions around gender and privilege, building on conversations begun at previous NLNI meetings.