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…

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…

Daniel Parada, Karmella Green, Jamillah Renard take a selfie in front of greenery

MSC’s Remote Workforce Meets in Texas for Volunteering and Relationship Building

Movement Strategy Center Staff Pull Weeds and Sip Tea during a Team-building Volunteer Day at Festival Beach Food Forest in AustinAs a mostly remote workforce, MSC staffers don’t have a lot of opportunity to connect and socialize in person. But last month, MSC’s Movement Infrastructure Innovation Center (MIIC) team met up in Austin, TX — where several team…

Two Black men cut to kids' hair with a third person and client tin the background.

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,…

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Navigating With Vision: Transitions Lab Nurtures Leaps Into the Unknown

MSC’s Transition Labs Offer a New Perspective on Transformative Movement Building by Julie QuirozOriginally published on April 16, 2015. “Reality is not destiny,” wrote Eduardo Galeano, the extraordinary Uruguayan writer who inspired social justice activists around the globe with his unflinching commitment to truth. Galeano, who lived through imprisonment and…

A person holds a poster board sign that reads #Black Lives Matter. They are surrounded by people holding candles in the dark of the night.

#BlackLivesMatter: “It’s About How We Are Together”

With Great Love, MSC Offers This Excerpt From Love With Power: Practicing Transformation for Social Justice by Julie Quiroz and Kristen ZimmermanOriginally published on February 12, 2015. In early October 2014, Alicia Garza arrived in Ferguson, Missouri. Less than two months after Ferguson Police officer Darren Wilson shot and killed unarmed 18-year-old Michael…

Young activists hold their fists in the air while holding a variety of poster board signs.

It’s Time for Healing-centered Youth Organizing

How Personal Healing and Social Change can be Aligned for Transformative Movement Building by Nicole LeeOriginally published on April 15, 2015. As an activist and youth organizer who deeply values the power of healing and transformation, I have come to see that too often, within our movement, “healing” and “social change” occupy two separate spaces that have…

Calling for Love With Power

With Great Love, MSC Offers This Excerpt From Love With Power: Practicing Transformation for Social Justice by Julie Quiroz and Kristen ZimmermanOriginally Published on February 12, 2015. We, humanity, need a movement, a really big movement.  A movement big and bold enough to get us out of the mess we have gotten ourselves into, and one that will get us to a…