Location: Oakland, CA
Founding: 2004
Founders/leadership: Zak Sinclair, founding director  

Movement Generation is rooted in vibrant social movements led by low-income communities and communities of color and committed to a Just Transition. Built out by a planning committee that included grassroots organizers, movement builders, and popular educators, Movement Generation’s concept intends to inspire and engage in transformative action towards the liberation and restoration of land, labor, and culture. 

During their first two years, Movement Generation was housed by the School of Unity and Liberation (SOUL) and Movement Strategy Center. During that time, they brought together more than 70 young movement leaders from more than 30 organizations for two cycles of ten-month movement strategy discussions. Movement Generation has since engaged with over 150 organizations and thousands of change agents (community leaders, activists, and organizers) through intensive retreats, political education, hands-on skills workshops, peer exchange, campaign development, alliance building, and strategic support.