The Real Deal with Detroit Transit

Our Partners at Progress Michigan recently released this video where they interviewed every day commuters in Detroit about their experiences with the severe bus cuts that recently ravaged the city’s transit system.  Check out the video below to see what Detroiters have to say about what their daily commutes are like, now that bus service […]

News from the Detroit Food Justice Taskforce

The Detroit Food Justice Task Force is a group of Black and People of Color led organizations and supporters that share a commitment to creating a food security plan for Detroit that is sustainable; that provides healthy, affordable foods for all of the city’s people; that is based on best-practices and programs that work; and […]

Building Movement Project in Detroit

While the Building Movement Project is a nationally-focused organization, we’ve always had a very special relationship with Detroit.  Linda Campbell – long time Detroit resident and member of the Building Movement Project Team since its founding 10 years ago – has deep connections throughout this city and has always encouraged us to look to Detroit […]

Background and Media Coverage of Detroit

According to most of the articles and reports published about Detroit since the census, the city is a wasteland that people are flocking from, but if you visit Detroit or read articles written by local organizers and residents of the city, Detroit is alive with hope and ripe for change. We want to share some […]

USSF 2010: BMP Reports on our Sessions from the Forum

Over 15,000 organizers, activists, and social service nonprofits gathered in Detroit, MI at the second United States Social Forum to build unity around common goals of social justice, strengthen ties between organizations, and help build a broader social justice movement.  It was not a conference, but rather an open space for people and groups to blend their […]

USSF 2010: Another Detroit is Happening!

We’ve just returned from the US Social Forum in Detroit, where over 15,000 grassroots community organizers, activists, social service nonprofits, and individuals envisioned another US!  We will be sharing more pictures and report-backs from the Forum, and our two sessions (a workshop on Social Service and Social Change, as well as a People’s Movement Assembly on Reclaiming […]

USSF 2010: Register and Get Involved

Get involved in the US Social Forum (USSF)!  The national event, which will take place June 22-26 in Detroit, MI has officially opened registration for individuals and organizations and there are many opportunities to become involved in planning activities leading up to Forum.  Find out how you can participate, help organize, and promote this important […]

Fundraising for Food: New Demands in the New Decade

Are you an employee or board member of a nonprofit organization in Southeast Michigan providing “food” programs for your community? Looking for more ways to approach fundraising in 2010 and beyond?  Join Building Movement Project Team Member, Kim Klein, for an information packed workshop on April 21 in Detroit, MI.  Fundraising for Food: New Demands in the […]

Get Ready for USSF 2010!

At the upcoming US Social Forum (USSF) Building Movement Project will join an expected 15,000 people, including grassroots community organizers, activists, and social service nonprofits in Detroit, MI on June 22-26. The goal of the gathering, which is a follow-up to a 2007 USSF in Atlanta, is to build unity around common goals of social […]

Happy Holidays and a Joyful New Year!

As the year draws to a close, we wish you a happy holiday season and a joyful New Year! In the spirit of the season, we wanted to share some great news with you from Detroit: After 18 months of working closely with Project Team member Linda Campbell on issues of food justice in Detroit, […]

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