WHO WE ARE
MovementForward, Inc., is a modern, inclusive social change organization working to protect, promote and advance the civil and human rights of all people. We are building a multiracial, multifaceted and intergenerational movement for social justice, economic parity, educational equity, racial reconciliation and global peace by bringing diverse people together to solve problems. Founded in 2015 by emerging faith leaders in Atlanta, MFI provides this generation of Americans a conciliatory voice to offer programs, projects, activism, empowerment opportunities, and targeted issue campaigns to advocate for one standard of justice regardless of race, class, gender, religion, orientation or immigration status.
MovementForward, Inc. provides innovative, inclusive and solution-focused direct action, leadership development, ongoing programs, special projects, educational forums, community meetings and other strategic advocacy initiatives for civil and human rights, racial reconciliation, social justice, civic and cultural development, peace, and economic and educational parity.
Our mission is to finish the work of building the "Beloved Community" envisioned by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. by providing innovative, inclusive and solution-focused advocacy via another generation of change agents who are committed to the peaceful, nonviolent tradition of social activism. MFI’s goal is to engage people of every race, class, professional sector and ideology in the continuing struggle for social justice, peace and equality.
“This organization is taking the important work of the Civil Rights Movement and moving it forward. Forward into new generations and dimensions. Forward into a technological and digital age. Forward into shared ownership by all segments of society. Forward out of traditional optics, descriptions, definitions and divisions that thwart cohesiveness around people’s shared values. Forward into an era where executives and students and celebrities and everyday citizens alike will all view themselves as advocates for positive social change. The global "Beloved Community" that Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. envisioned where true freedom, justice, equality and peace abound for all is possible. That possibility will become reality when people of good will of every race, ethnicity, class and faith perspective, and in every professional sector, have the courage to work cooperatively to Move Dr. King's vision, forward. This is our vision for MovementForward, Inc."
– Rev. Markel Hutchins