By Cara Lee
This month, we introduced 36 new leaders to our community: the 2017 Echoing Green Fellows. To kick off their lifelong journey with Echoing Green, we gathered them in New York for the New Fellows Retreat. The 2017 Fellows — who work on a diversity of issues from equipping U.S. communities with comprehensive data on police violence to empowering women farmers in Africa — traveled to the retreat from 15 countries and across the United States. During the weeklong retreat, they got to know one another and also made connections with the broader Echoing Green community in New York.