365 Days After Ferguson: Vision More Than Ever

More Than Ever We Need to Come Together to Realize Transformative Change by Aisha ShillingfordOriginally published on August 8, 2015. One year after Michael Brown’s murder and the uprising in Ferguson, we need vision more than ever. As a Black woman, I know that we must aggressively imagine what it looks like when we are free, that there must be a prize to set…

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988: Keeping up With
Tansy McNulty a Year After Launch

Movement Strategy Center Catches up With Founder and CEO of 1M4 to Discuss the Successes and StrugglesAs the nationwide replacement for the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline, 988 aimed to revolutionize crisis support in the United States. This three-digit number represents a significant milestone in the field, providing a confidential and free lifeline…

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MSC’s Advancement Team Meets in the Hills of Oakland for Team Building

Movement Strategy Center’s Advancement Team Met in Person for the First Time for Strategy, Culture, and Fun by David MalinowskiOriginating from Arizona, Florida, New Jersey, New York, Oregon, and Texas, MSC’s Advancement team converged in the hills of Oakland, CA for their first in-person retreat. Meeting together in person for the first time helped the team…

Exploring Felix Cove: A Journey of Indigenous Heritage and Advocacy

Movement Strategy Center Explores Point Reyes National Seashore with FSP Alliance For Felix CoveIn the ever-growing movement to restore Indigenous lands to Indigenous hands, the Alliance for Felix Cove stands at the forefront in Northern California, fiercely fighting to protect, restore, and rematriate the ancestral homestead of the Coast Miwok/Támal-ko Felix…

New Podcast on Hunters Point Naval Shipyard Features Advocates for Environmental Justice in San Francisco

MSC Chats with Breathe’s Tania Abdul, Journalist Rebecca Bowe, and Activist Renay Jenkins about the Series and Bayview-Hunters PointEarly this year, Breathe, a Bay Area fiscally sponsored project of MSC, partnered with freelance journalist Rebecca Bowe to release a three-part podcast called Sandblasted at the Shipyard. It covers the history of contamination at…

Moving Money Where it Matters

Movement Strategy Center on Shifting Philanthropic Power Dynamics Towards Interdependence and ResilienceEvery degree of warming intensifies the risk of species extinction, highlighting the urgency of addressing climate change. As we watch the weather report on any given day, the unfolding realities of our changing climate become strikingly evident — the record…

Our Family, Our Future: My Global Migration Pledge

How the Right to Migrate, Climate Justice, and Global Interdependence are all Interwoven by Taj JamesOriginally published on August 28, 2015. As I write this, the bodies of hundreds of people are being pulled from the water off the coast of Libya after two boats sank, drowning women, men, and children migrating in desperation from places like Syria, Bangladesh…

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MSC’s Operations Team Volunteers in Support of Oakland Community and UPM, a Longtime FSP

Movement Strategy Center Staffers Recently Lent a Hand at Urban Peace Movement’s Scratch and Fade Event in OaklandMovement Strategy Center (MSC) has a robust work wellness program that promotes full body wellness for all staffers while educating new and long term staff alike on the tenets of transformative movement building and MSC’s mission and vision. As part…

Parenting for Liberation: My Practice and the MSC Transitions Labs

How Liberation, Freedom, and Self Love Form the Foundation of Parenting in White Supremacy by Trina Greene BrownOriginally published on August 19, 2015. I am raising a young Black boy in a society that is set up to set him up for failure. This means I am often in protection mode: protection against educational inequity, unfair discipline practices,…

Women’s History Made Today

MSC Chats with Errika Moore, Executive Director of STEM Funders Network (SFN), about Representation, Positive Influence, and Changing the Things She Can’t AcceptThe battle for representation is not over. While it may be more common to see women or people of color in levels of leadership across all sectors, a recent Pew research study found the representation of…