Taj James

Taj James is the Executive Director of the Movement Strategy Center, based in Oakland, CA. MSC is a national intermediary that works with over 300 partner grassroots organizations, alliances, and networks which operate at local, regional, and national levels. MSC works across sectors, supporting local alliances that bring people in one place together across issues and constituencies, and supporting national alliances that unite groups working on common issues.   


How to turn neighborhoods Into hubs of resilience

Three places showing how to make the transition from domination and resource extraction to regeneration and interdependence.

May 2, 2017

There Is No Other Worthwhile Endeavor: Talking Resilience with Taj James

Whether you’re optimistic or pessimistic, there’s nothing really else to do right now… Whether you think we will succeed or fail in that endeavor, there is no other worthwhile endeavor.

March 8, 2016


Our Family, Our Future: My Global Migration Pledge

As I write this, the bodies of hundreds of people are being pulled from the water off the coast of Libya, after two boats sank, drowning women, men, and children migrating in desperation from places like Syria, Bangladesh and sub-Saharan Africa.

September 21, 2015

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