A few weeks ago I got to spend two days in Oakland with a tremendous group of wonderful people brought together by the Movement Strategy Center.
We came together to explore one big question: [...]
By Jeremy Lahoud|Sep 15, 2014|
How do we embody––physically, mentally, and spiritually––the transformation we want to see in our movements and society?
How can we pivot to new ways of being that will strengthen and deepen our movement work?
By Julie Quiroz|Aug 11, 2014|
This fall MSC will release a new report on organizations and alliances bringing transformative practices into their work.
We want to hear from you!
Please take 2 minutes for our 3-question survey on collective transformative [...]
By Rona Fernandez|May 20, 2014|
Burnt out. That was me in 2009, after thirteen-plus years working in social justice organizations—a walking cliché as a movement worker. Although I had a relatively cushy job as a Development Director at [...]
By Martin Espada|Apr 14, 2014|This is the year that squatters evict landlords, gazing like admirals from the rail of the roofdeck or levitating hands in praise of steam in the shower; this is the year that shawled refugees deport judges, who stare at the floor and their swollen feet as files are stamped with their destination;
By Julie Quiroz|Apr 9, 2014|
Either/or’s are usually neither.
We know this when we’re presented with false choices like “gentrification versus blight,” “jobs versus environment,” or “productivity versus special treatment.” We know we’re being told the story in an [...]
By Mimi Ho|Mar 26, 2014|Math and science were never my favorite subjects in school, but the geeky left-brain part of me has always loved the science of organizing, even electoral organizing. I’ve loved finding the formulas and methods to map turnout plans, to overlay electoral precinct maps with voting data, to sketch out a campaign strategy power analysis. I’ve loved the order and discovering the more predictable parts of our organizing work.
By Jidan Koon|Feb 4, 2014|
Becoming a parent is a doozy for anyone. And it plays out in specific ways for folks who have made their life about progressive social change. Consciously or not, most of us have [...]
By Julie Quiroz|Sep 27, 2013|When I came to MSC, my body and spirit were numb from pain. Not from nonprofit burnout, but from its source: the unresolved dance with oppression that had spun me around for decades. I didn’t know it at the time, but I was entering a period of severe testing in my life. I was stepping into some truly soul-wrenching challenges that were, I would come to understand, the universe’s way of wringing me out, getting me all nice and clean and ready.