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Forward Together at 25: Forward Together Youth Take It To The Streets

Thursday, August 21, 2014

In honor of our 25th anniversary, let's take a look back and honor the Forward Together youth or...

Forward Together at 25: The Power of Collaboration and Community

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

As we commemorate Forward Together's 25th anniversary , we are celebrating the work of our vario...

What is "Forward Stance" Anyway?

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

So what exactly is this "Forward Stance" thing that you hear us talk about? The Forward Stance Leadership model is a mind-bod...

Forward Together at 25: #buildingpower so all families can thrive

Thursday, August 07, 2014

As we commemorate our 25th anniversary, Forward Together's Executive Director, Eveline Shen, r...

Echoing Ida Educates Us on the History of Gynecology the Impact on Black Women's Bodies

Monday, July 28, 2014

Last week, Echoing Ida writers Cynthia Greenlee and Gloria Malone showed us the impact that history...

Gloria Malone Dispels the Myth of the #NiceGentrifier

Thursday, July 10, 2014

by Gloria Malone While conversations about gentrification have taken off in the mass media, people...

Echoing Ida Writers Explain How the Hobby Lobby Decision Hurts Black Women

Wednesday, July 02, 2014

As you may have heard the Supreme Court issued a disappointing 5-4 decision on Monday stating that H...

Loving Day, Juneteenth, and the Right to Family

Monday, June 16, 2014

June 12th is the anniversary of the supreme court case Loving v. Virginia that struck down the law b...

Let’s Talk About Transxenophobia, Gender Autonomy, & Reproductive Justice in the Latin@ Community

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

This post is originally appeared on the California Latinas for Reproductive Justice (CLRJ) blog. ...

The 50th Anniversary of Mississippi’s Freedom Summer: Remembering What Fannie Lou Hamer Taught Us

Tuesday, June 03, 2014

Ever feel like history is repeating itself? Well, it does. This summer is the 50th anniversary of ...

Listen to Youth: Adult Allies Must Support the Repeal of Illinois’ Forced Parental Notification Law

Monday, June 02, 2014

This post by Renee Bracey Sherman is part of the Echoing Ida project and originally appeared on RH...

And Still She Wrote: Remembering Maya Angelou

Friday, May 30, 2014

Maya Angelou ( WikiMedia Commons ) This post by Cynthia Greenlee is part of the Echoing Ida pr...