Building the Beloved Community

I am pleased to introduce myself as the incoming Chief Operating Officer of Movement Forward and Executive Director of the One Congregation One Precinct (OneCOP) initiative.

I am drawn to Reverend Hutchins’ inspiring commitment to the beloved community of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. This community can be realized when people from all walks of life feel enfranchised, secure, and recognized in their diverse identities. All societal sectors must come together to make this vision happen, including houses of worship, law enforcement, community organizations, and businesses. This is the work of MovementForward, and it is needed more than ever.

My background is in nonprofit leadership, helping to grow impactful human rights organizations by focusing on effective workstreams and creating powerful connections across ideology and background. My career has taken me from the American Civil Liberties Union, to Amnesty International, to Welcoming America. Along the way, I’ve worked on issues including criminal justice, immigration, and sexual violence against women.

In the year ahead, MovementForward will be taking dynamic steps in its growth. We will be expanding OneCOP to a new cohort of cities, strengthening the impact of our programs, organizing powerful events, rolling out cutting-edge technology that builds relationships between law enforcement and community members, engaging new issues, and increasing our presence across media outlets. 

We look forward to working with you on this exciting path forward. Together we can build a lasting and powerful movement that unites people across background, generation, and place in society. Have a wonderful holidays and thank you for your contributions to the beloved community.

Editorial Disclaimer: All blog posts are contributed by a member of the MovementForward, Inc. team in their personal capacity. The opinions expressed in the posts are the author’s own and do not reflect the views of MovementForward, Inc. or any other partnership associated with the organization.

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