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What does it take to build, structure, and grow a member-led movement?

Join us on October 12th to deep dive into this question together with Mothers Out Front, a nation-wide movement of over 34,000 mothers in the United States working to protect their children and communities from the impacts of climate change.

Founded in 2013 in Massachusetts, Mothers Out Front quickly achieved scale by leveraging mothers’ networks and resources. Yet as they grew to other States, they also faced challenges in engaging diverse communities, and creating an inclusive representative structure rooted in their constituency across race and class.

In our second session in the series Organizations Learn, we will be joined by Vanessa Rule and Keshia Sexton from Mothers Out Front, who will share their lessons from their successes and challenges in their organization’s journey to building a member-led movement.

This will be an interactive and reflective session, and we also want to hear about your challenges and how you are overcoming those challenges to build an inclusive movement/organization!

What: Organizations Learn – Lessons on scaling and structuring a member-led movement with Mothers Out Front

When: October 12th Tuesday 12pm – 1:30pm Eastern Time

How: Register by clicking here (registration deadline is Oct 11th 11:59pm ET)

This event is free for LCN members and members & guests of Mothers Out Front, and 10USD for non-members (scholarships available upon request).

About the speakers

Vanessa Rule (Co-Founder)

Vanessa has been organizing for climate justice since the fall of 2006 when she saw An Inconvenient Truth and decided to find people in her community of Somerville, MA who also wanted to do something about the problem. Since that time, she has connected with many passionate and dedicated people and worked with them to build and mobilize the power needed to catalyze a just transition off fossil fuels. Her journey has included co-founding and co-leading Better Future Project and 350 Massachusetts and Mothers Out Front.


Keshia Sexton (Director of Organizing)

Keshia is an “accidental climate justice” advocate and leader. She is passionate about racial and social justice, and on her path to build a movement across race and class she found her way in the climate justice space. While organizing in the environmental space, she came to understand the climate inequities and climate crisis. She is committed to fighting for both racial and climate justice to ensure that all children have a liveable climate.

We look forward to learning together with you on October 12th!

In Solidarity,

Sachiko and the LCN Team