About Moving Forward Network
The Moving Forward Network is a national network of over 50 member organizations that centers grassroots, frontline-community knowledge, expertise and engagement from communities across the US that bear the negative impacts of the global freight transportation system. MFN builds partnerships between these community leaders, academia, labor, big green organizations and others to protect communities from the impacts of freight. Its diverse membership facilitates an integrated and geographically dispersed advocacy strategy that incorporates organizing, communications, research, legal and technical assistance, leadership development and movement building. This strategy respects multiple forms of expertise and builds collective power.
In the pursuit of environmental justice, MFN envisions communities across the globe that are healthy, sustainable, equitable, and just. Communities include all aspects of our environment, including neighborhoods, workplaces, schools, and places of worship.
To build power with communities to transform the global freight transportation system and advance environmental justice.
Local power building by facilitating information sharing; coordinating communications strategies; sharing advocacy tools; leading research; hosting peer to peer trainings, and local, regional & national workshops; and convening movement building activities. MFN also supports and coordinates national policy campaigns for MFN and its allies.
Candice Kim is from Los Angeles, CA. She has spent many years working on community-centered campaigns to reduce dirty diesel pollution from ports and freight transportation. Candice received her Master of Public Health degree from the Keck School of Medicine of the University of Southern California and a B.A. in fine art from the University of California, Santa Barbara.
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Molly (she/her) is the Campaign Manager for the Moving Forward Network. She helps to support the day to day operations and campaigns for the Moving Forward Network, located at UEPI. Molly began working on ports and logistics issues as a social work intern with Change to Win and the Coalition for Healthy Ports. Following that, Molly worked as the EJ Policy Manager with Ironbound Community Corporation in Newark, NJ. She received her MPhil from The New School University and MSW from Monmouth University.
Executive Director of the Urban & Environmental Policy Institute
Wendy (she/her) is from South Pasadena, CA. Since receiving her Master is Social Work she has spent much of her career working in academia in program and project administration and management roles. Most recently Wendy was with USC Environmental Centers for 8 years leading environmental health related community engagement work with environmental justice organizations both in Los Angeles and across the country. She has worked with MFN member organizations in Los Angeles and nationwide since 2014.
The National Office of the Moving Forward Network is housed
in the Urban & Environmental Policy Institute at Occidental College in Los Angeles.
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