Create Good 2021 — Keynote: Joy and Grief at the End of the World as We Know It

Create Good is about inspiring nonprofit communicators with the latest tools and techniques. We invite communicators from around the country who are doing the most meaningful and eye-catching work to come share what they’ve learned so the whole sector rises up. BMP’s Anna Castro will be delivering the following keynote address: Joy and Grief at […]

Chicago Theological Seminary — Wednesday Reflections with Deepa Iyer

Join us in conversation with Deepa Iyer from the Building Movement Project as we explore our roles in advancing social change. We will learn about and apply a framework to better understand how we can show up for social change and how to strengthen the ecosystems that support us. Deepa is a writer, strategist, and […]

Between Resistance and Rebuilding

Written by Deepa Iyer (Director of Strategic Initiatives) Four years ago this month, I was facilitating strategy conversations about the Muslim ban, an executive order issued by the Trump Administration that led to family members separated from each other, massive protests at airports, and a slew of lawsuits. I wasn’t alone. Across movements and communities, […]

Learning, Collaborating, and Building Capacity for Equity

The Building Movement Project is part of a group of race equity practitioners and consultants convened by Equity in the Center at the end of 2019. Despite the challenging and unprecedented events of 2020, this community continued meeting together, learning from each other and defining our shared values as a growing field of practitioners committed […]

Solidarity Semester and Beyond

Written by Kitty Hu (Communications & Administration Intern, Fall 2020) The Fall 2020 Solidarity Semester has officially ended, but the opportunity and need to sustain solidarity work remains. Over the course of five weeks, youth activists and leaders joined the Building Movement Project and SolidarityIs to explore social change roles, solidarity principles, and ongoing racial […]

Practicing Solidarity and Hope in Movement Building

Written by Kitty Hu (Communications & Administration Intern, Fall 2020) “Part of my resilient practice is to hold onto hope. It’s not rainbows and unicorns and blind optimism,” offered Greisa Martinez Rosas, Executive Director of United We Dream, in an IG live conversation last week with Deepa Iyer, BMP’s Director of Movement Building, as part […]

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