Acting Boldly, Creatively, and Collectively on Climate Change

This Crisis is Real, Intersectional, and It’s Already Happening This summer, the normally pleasant Pacific Northwest has seen three-digit temperatures while unprecedented heat advisories were in place for 80 million Americans across 20 states. As you’re reading this, 97 large wildfires are scorching over 2,000,000 acres in the United States — creating a cloud of…

Reconsidering Regranting

Movement Strategy Center Reimagines Equitable Regranting Through Philanthropic InnovationRegranting Today In 2006, Warren Buffett announced he would donate 85 percent of his Berkshire Hathaway stock to charity. At the time, Buffett was the richest person in the United States, and his portfolio of stock in the holding company he founded was worth $44 billion. But…

It’s Time For a Vision That is More Humane

Movement Strategy Center Stands with Cuba, Haiti, and All Victims of Imperialism On July 11th, for the first time in 62 years, thousands of Cubans took to the streets in Havana and other cities, calling for freedom, vaccines, and food. Since then, two dominating views have made headlines: one calling for US intervention and the other supporting the…

Condemning Violence and Colonialism and Standing With Palestinians

Movement Strategy Center's Thoughts on Israel and Palestine This week, Muslims around the world are celebrating the end of Ramadan and the holiday of Eid-ul-Fitr. In Palestine, however, days meant for families and communities coming together in joy and prayer have been marked by brutal violence and oppression. As we view the images of families being evicted from…

Relief, Reflection, a Reminder to Keep Fighting

Movement Strategy Center's Thoughts in the Wake of Derek Chauvin's Conviction We at Movement Strategy Center acknowledge Derek Chauvin’s conviction for the egregious murder of George Floyd last May for what it is: A bittersweet victory that won’t bring Floyd back. His loss is one his family and our communities will forever contend with. We hope Chauvin’s guilty…

Supporting Our AAPI Friends and Neighbors

Movement Strategy Center Stands With the Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) Community  Movement Strategy Center (MSC) recognizes that the world we live in is dominated by white supremacy and Anti-Blackness, and we have spent our first 20 years incubating a diverse coalition of BIPOC- and women-led activist organizations as they tackle systemic racial and…