About NLNI

For 18 years, the Emerging Leaders Network, formerly known as the New Leadership Networking Initiative (NLNI), has brought forward new vision, voices and leadership for the reproductive justice movement by supporting emerging leaders and fostering new collaborative work.

Emerging Leaders Network is a forum for bringing together a diverse group of people engaged in reproductive justice work from a variety of organizations, including groups that are not always included in the movement, such as welfare and immigrant rights groups. We work actively to ensure that our discussions are conscious of and sensitive to the ways in which racism, classism, sexism, heterosexism, transphobia, ableism, ageism, and educational privilege affect our movements and our work. Emerging Leaders Network is committed to changing the face of the movement by confronting issues of movement diversity, creating new strategies and messages to represent the movement, and building a network of leaders who can support one another.

For more information, contact Marisa Pizii, Collective Power's Deputy Director of Programs, at 413.559.5859 or mpizii@hampshire.edu.