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Building Movement Detroit Video: “People’s Atlas” Convening

As part of Building Movement Detroit's Uniting Detroiters project, the BMP Detroit team is building a "People's Atlas"- an interactive set of resources that will serve as a multimedia illustration of the progressive movement in the city. On August 10th of this year, community residents and project participants came together to discuss citizens' right to the city, collective power, and new political geographies emerging in Detroit. The discussion of these ideas was framed by a series of existing and participant-created maps of the city, giving participants the opportunity to think about space and place differently. Check out this video, put together by the planning team, to see the results! more

Uniting Detroiters Convening

Please join the BMP Detroit team for the second Uniting Detroiters Convening on August 10, 2012, at the Solanus Casey Center (1780 Mount Elliot Street) from 10am to 3pm to discuss our right to the city, collective power, and new political geographies emerging in Detroit. more

BMP Detroit Partners Featured in Huffington Post!

The North End Woodward Community Coalition, a longstanding BMP partner in Detroit, recently made headlines by announcing that it will file a Title VI Civil Rights complaint against the Detroit Department of Transportation, alleging recent bus cuts came without proper notice or public hearings. more

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. more

Updates from our Partners: Somos Mayfair

Somos Mayfair is a long-time partner of BMP on our work on Social Change for Service Providers. They've recently started a new campaign to reverse education and health inequities in their community. They've received a major foundation gift to aid them in this important work, but need more help in order to make real change happen. Check out their project update to learn more about the campaign and find out how you can help. more

News from the Detroit Food Justice Taskforce

The Building Movement Project recently partnered with the Detroit Food Justice Task Force to help them bring “healthy, affordable foods to all of the city’s people”. Check out this update from the Task Force, where they talk about the successes of their “Cook, Eat, Talk” program, which seeks to facilitate discussion and provide resources for access to healthy, local food for all Detroiters. more

Census Release: Hard-to-count populations counted at higher rates than expected

The most recent newsletter from Nonprofit VOTE (formerly the Nonprofit Voter Engagement Network (NVEN) reports that the recently released 2010 Census figures show that members of the population deemed “hard-to-count” were included in this year’s census at significantly higher rates than expected. The newsletter also points to the important role that nonprofits played last year in helping to reach these populations. Click here to access the full Nonprofit Vote newsletter and to read more about this report. more

Bringing Food Self-Reliance to Impacted Michigan Communities

Congratulations to BMP partner Our Kitchen Table, who recently received a large grant to expand their food reliance projects throughout several neighborhoods in Michigan. Our Kitchen Table works in low-income communities to address food scarcity and diet-related health problems, provide access to healthy food, and build the power of families and communities to meet their own needs. more

Project Team Member Kim Klein Interviewed in Real Change News!

Real Change is a Seattle-based newspaper that seeks to create opportunity and a voice for low-income people while taking action to end homelessness and poverty. In this interview with Real Change founder Timothy Harris, BMP Project Team Member Kim Klein talks about public funds, public responsibility, and reimagining the common good.


Grand Opening Event for Water Station on Pajarito Mesa

Recently, the New York Times covered the SouthWest Organizing Project’s efforts to deliver water services to the Pajarito Mesa in Albuquerque, NM. The SouthWest Organizing Project is directed by Building Movement Project Team Member, Robby Rodriguez, and works primarily in low-income communities of color to gain community control of land and resources. See a stunning photo/audio slideshow of the grand opening event for the filling station on Pajarito Mesa on the Albuquerque Journal. more

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