Written by Tina Law
My name is Tina Law and I am excited to be joining the Building Movement Project as its new Research Associate. BMP has been an invaluable resource to social justice organizations and advocates for many years, and I look forward to helping to expand our research capacity so that we can share even more learnings, insights, and resources with you.
As a California native, I most recently served as a Research Associate at Social Policy Research Associates. At SPR, I was engaged in research and program evaluation studies of federal and philanthropic programs focused on education, youth development, racial equity, community-based advocacy, and organizational effectiveness in the nonprofit sector. During my time at SPR, I was fortunate enough to travel to different parts of the country—ranging from Jackson, Mississippi to Portland, Oregon to Kalihi Valley in Hawaii—to learn about the many opportunities and challenges facing local communities and the tireless efforts of the advocates and organizations working to advance the well-being of these communities. Before joining SPR, I served as a program director for a youth organizing and advocacy nonprofit that worked with high school students in Oakland.
As a researcher and a social justice advocate, I am very interested in helping organizations and advocates who are working on the ground to advance progressive social change to document, lift up, and share their successes and lessons learned. I also believe that research and data can be immensely valuable in helping social justice advocates to plan, carry out, and evaluate their social change efforts. I am eager to pursue both of these endeavors with BMP and our partners, and I look forward to sharing this work with you in future blog posts.