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Change Elemental

This case study developed by our Network Leadership Innovation Lab focuses on Eveline Shen, Executive Director of Forward Together.

Forward Together evolved from Asian Communities for Reproductive Justice, changing its programs, geographic scope, and role in the reproductive justice movement. In addition, Forward Together staffs Strong Families, a fast-growing network that currently includes 70 organizations and 12,000 individuals across multiple movements.

To complete the case study, we conducted in-depth interviews with Eveline and with 10 of her colleagues, collaborators and funders. From these interviews, we sought to distill the principles that guided Eveline’s leadership during the remarkable evolution of these networks, and to explore how Eveline embodies those principles.