Reimagining History and Healing

MSC Celebrates Anasa Trouman’s Vision for Memphis as a Beacon of HopeAs Women’s History Month draws to a close and we approach the anniversary of the pivotal end of the sanitation workers’ strike on April 16, we seek to honor new chapters written in the legacy of this historical event by MSC’s board member Anasa Troutman and her work at Historic…

Building Bridges Beyond Banned Books

Movement Strategy Center Dives into Consciousness-Raising ReadsAs the political climate around libraries and books becomes more contentious — a school district in North Florida banned nearly 2,000 books, including the dictionary — it’s crucial to remember the importance of diverse and impactful literature. Last year, during Banned Book Week, Read a Book…

Twenty three people wearing blue shirts smile for a group photo in three separate rows. A wall full of framed posters and activist art is behind them.

MSC’s First All Staff Retreat Builds Culture and Relationships

Movement Strategy Center’s Staff Convened in MSC’s Oakland Office for Norm-Setting, Culture-Building, and CommunityIt was a beautiful Wednesday morning in the Bay Area as MSC staffers made their way to MSC’s new, sun-filled downtown Oakland office. Tired from their travels the day before, they hugged, shared breakfast, and enjoyed each other’s company face…

A Deeper Dive Into Felix Cove Flora

Movement Strategy Center Explores Point Reyes National Seashore with FSP Alliance For Felix CoveThis spring, the MSC communications team had the opportunity to tour Felix Cove, an enchanting corner of the Point Reyes National Seashore in northern California. The visit was led by Theresa Harlan, visionary founder and executive director of the Alliance for Felix…

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…

A Black-owned Farm Blooms
in Sonoma County

Inspired by Octavia E. Butler, Pandora Thomas Grows Fruit and Community at EARTHseed Farm As climate disasters dominate headlines, and rent hikes, state-sponsored violence, and union-busting billionaires fuel social inequalities, the premise of the Parable Series, sci-fi books by the beloved ancestor and New York Times best-selling writer Octavia E. Butler, can…

Honoring the Legacy of Sandbranch:
Yesterday and Today

Explore a Texas Freedman's Settlement's Historic Cemetery In its 142-year history, the town of Sandbranch, Texas, has seen many births and deaths. Today, this unincorporated village outside Dallas is attempting a long overdue rebirth — but residents here, devoted to their community but envisioning a safer, cleaner, and more flourishing version of it — don’t look…