Interview with Linda Campbell: A People’s Atlas of Detroit

Written by Sean Thomas-Breitfeld A new book titled A People’s Atlas of Detroit, co-edited by Linda Campbell, who directs BMP’s work in Detroit, narrates the lived experiences of people engaged in political battles central to Detroit’s future and that of urban America. The book features contributions by over fifty leaders from movement-building efforts in Detroit, […]

Video: Learn More About Us!

For over twenty years, the Building Movement Project (BMP) has been working on issues related to movement building, service and social change, and leadership in the nonprofit sector. We conduct research, generate resources, and offer trainings so that organizations and individuals can work towards achieving progressive social and systems change. Check out the About Us […]

Congratulations to Detroit Community Leader, Linda Campbell

On February 21, 2020, the Mary Turner Center for Advocacy honored Linda Campbell and the Detroit People’s Platform with the Nida Donar Social Justice Award. Linda has worked for over forty years in the nonprofit and governmental sectors. Her career began in public health and social services, working at the Center for Disease Control in […]

Squads, Spaces, and Sustainable Movements

Written by Deepa Iyer Over the past three years, I have participated in the Solidarity Summit, a space for movement leaders working on racial justice issues. We meet regularly to build relationships, sharpen our political analysis, and learn about each other’s communities. Not surprisingly, our conversations often come back around to a similar question: How […]

Introducing Solidarity Is

Written by Deepa Iyer I am excited to join Building Movement Project where I will be supporting BMP’s movement building initiatives and leading Solidarity Is, a project that I have been shaping for over three years. Solidarity Is generates tools, trainings, and narratives to facilitate transformative solidarity practices for movement building organizations and activists who […]

2018: The Year in Review

2018 has been Building Movement Project’s busiest year ever! We’ve been crisscrossing the country talking about the Nonprofit Racial Leadership Gap, documenting how groups are working across boundaries to create movement for social change, and supporting important place-based work in Detroit and New Mexico. Check out these highlights: Race to Lead: This year, BMP presented more than 30 times on the “Race to Lead” series, including […]

Bridging Differences and Movements

Written by Sean Thomas-Breitfeld Recently, I was in Detroit for a community summit organized by our partners at the Detroit People’s Platform and led a workshop on coalitions and alliances. Since the power imbalances between Detroit’s community members and the city’s corporate and elected leaders are so big, local groups turn to collaboration as a strategy for […]

Why Family Definitions Matter

Written by Sean Thomas-BReitfeld As Pride month came to a close this year, LGBTQ people were reminded that the struggle continues to have our lives and loves be valued equal to straight people. The Supreme Court ruled in favor of a Colorado baker who refused to create a wedding cake for a same sex couple. […]

Webinar Recap: Systems Change with an Equity Lens

Community Interventions that Shift Power and Center Race Written by Natalie Bamdad from MAG and Noelia Mann from BMP This piece is a follow-up to a recent webinar on systems change and equity developed by the Building Movement Project and Management Assistance Group. Today, in a time of heightened attention to racism, xenophobia, police brutality, sexual harassment, […]

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