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Movement Strategy Center MSC works with grassroots organizations, alliances, and networks, as well as funders, to build powerful and transformative social justice movements.
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7 Thanksgiving books for kids from the Native perspective | Cool Mom Picks
11/27/2020
7 Thanksgiving books for kids from the Native perspective | Cool Mom Picks

7 Thanksgiving books for kids from the Native perspective | Cool Mom Picks

There are so few Thanksgiving books for kids written from the Native perspective, which we worked hard to track down some great ones. May they provide a better understanding of the real history of Thanksgiving, and give us even more reasons to celebrate all the contributions that made it the lovely....

11/25/2020
The BIG We

The BIG We

This week we are celebrating the 3rd annual Family Fantasy Extravaganza! This has become a new family tradition that was created because something doesn’t feel right about declaring joy on a day that is about the celebration of genocide. On Thursday we encourage you and your family members to take part in dressing up as your favorite fantasy character.

#familyfantasyextravaganza #thanksgiving #family #fall #connection #community #thankstaken #thebigwe

MSC is pleased, excited, and honored to introduce you to our inaugural cadre of Young Black Climate Leaders!We’re combin...
11/24/2020

MSC is pleased, excited, and honored to introduce you to our inaugural cadre of Young Black Climate Leaders!

We’re combining MSC’s Community-Driven Climate Resilience Planning framework, Wakanda Dream Lab’s methodology, Afrofuturism, Afroindigeneity, ecological design, and political strategy. Learn more and meet our 5 here:
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11/21/2020
Windcall Institute
11/17/2020

Windcall Institute

We are happy to announce a limited number of full registration (valued at $75) scholarships are now available for BIPOC! Join Windcall Institute for our "election decompression" virtual retreat. Register now @ http://windcall.org to nourish and replenish your body, mind and spirit in a cross-movement beloved community. Our facilitation team will guide participants through nature-based, trauma-informed, somatics-centered and creative expression practices to help build our staying power. REGISTER NOW - windcall.org/electiondecompression

"The Sunrise Movement, the youth-led progressive climate group, reached 3.5 million young voters in swing states and now...
11/16/2020
A youth group helped Biden win. Now they want him to fix climate crisis

"The Sunrise Movement, the youth-led progressive climate group, reached 3.5 million young voters in swing states and now wants to see a return on these efforts."

The Sunrise Movement helped reach 3.5m voters in swing states and are determined to hold the president-elect to his promises

How Diwali is being celebrated across the world during Covid-19
11/14/2020
How Diwali is being celebrated across the world during Covid-19

How Diwali is being celebrated across the world during Covid-19

From making sweet treats at home to virtual Bollywood-themed quizzes, CNN Travel looks at how individuals and countries are celebrating Diwali, the Festival of Lights, during the pandemic.

Embracing Conflict in 2020
11/13/2020
Embracing Conflict in 2020

Embracing Conflict in 2020

2020 was a year that asked, “Who are you?” It was a year that asked who we are -- as people, parents, friends -- when everyday routines and structures disappear. It was a year that asked who we are in community, when illness, death, and joblessness strike at massive scale. It was a year that ask...

Appeals court upholds Harvard's affirmative action policy
11/12/2020
Appeals court upholds Harvard's affirmative action policy

Appeals court upholds Harvard's affirmative action policy

A Boston-based US appeals court has rejected a challenge to Harvard's affirmative action policy brought by a group representing Asian Americans who claimed the school discriminated against them as it favored Black and Hispanic applicants.

11/12/2020
Bay Rising

Bay Rising

The story of this election was this: Despite all of the obstacles, we voted in enormous numbers for democracy, for justice, for equity, and for each other. Now we must continue holding elected leaders accountable and build power for our communities. #VotersDecided

Black Googler Creates Anti-Racism Resource Guide for All
11/12/2020
Black Googler Creates Anti-Racism Resource Guide for All

Black Googler Creates Anti-Racism Resource Guide for All

Jenae Butler said she created “Standing United” because she knew “George Floyd’s death and related protests would spark uncomfortable conversations at work.”

How dancing in the streets is saving democracy
11/12/2020
How dancing in the streets is saving democracy

How dancing in the streets is saving democracy

With brass bands and drum lines, activists transformed election anxiety into a strategic, distributed demand to #CountEveryVote.

Resistance Hotline – Support or Action Planning & Training Needs
11/12/2020
Resistance Hotline – Support or Action Planning & Training Needs

Resistance Hotline – Support or Action Planning & Training Needs

The Resistance Hotline is a new take on a 1-800 support line offering training and nonviolent action planning to defend the integrity of our elections and build a strong progressive movement.

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Gov. Whitmer showing she's no-nonsense but still for the people. ❤️
Please join us for Poetry to Close the Camps. bunch of Bay Area Poets reading + open mic. https://www.facebook.com/events/1034314993626165/
Nathan Clay, a US House of Representatives candidate, and an "authentic" Progressive, in his latest video discusses the "Price of Politics"; notably the need to overturn the 'Citizen's United' decision, and in general the 'necessity' for campaign finance reform. https://www.facebook.com/392738674418432/posts/800309430328019/
Check this event out