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In This Issue

This issue of Frontline Momentum features our first grantee spotlight on Haciendo Acciones Socio-Ecológicas Resilientes (HASER)! You’ll also hear about some recent trends in local advocacy, including a highlight on Rise St. James, and learn some key tips and tricks for weaving data into advocacy narratives.


Detailed Description

At FRI, we seek to leverage our network and resources to support frontline organizations’ ability to advocate for the policies and positions that are needed to advance the climate movement and support the people most adversely impacted by climate change. To do this, we focus on two methods: first, we document and share stories of local environmental justice advocacy and movement supporters, in their words and on their terms. Secondly, we seek to share tools, resources, and information designed for frontline organizations to support critical advocacy efforts. 

This issue explores both of these themes. First, you’ll learn about Haciendo Acciones Socio-Ecológicas Resilientes (HASER), a Puerto Rican organization that promotes social well-being through community-based projects that advance equity and quality of life for people of Puerto Rico. You’ll also learn about three key trends in local advocacy that are driving change in the environmental and climate justice space, based on interviews with Dr. Erica Holloman-Hill, CEO and Founder of Ayika Solutions and FRI Conceptual Committee Member, and Ms. Sharon Lavigne, Founder and Director of Rise St. James. Lastly, this issue’s guest author–Lakeshia Wright, Founder of Guided by Community–provides some key guidance around crafting compelling advocacy narratives using qualitative and quantitative data.

Thank you for being a part of FRI’s network!