THE MOVEMENT CENTER.
George Floyd’s murder and the social upheaval it spawned raised awareness of the need for social investments and institution-building in African American communities. The Movement Center is a multi-purpose facility designed to address a number of critical needs often unavailable, unaffordable, or inconveniently located for African Americans.
One of the greatest challenges of any movement is to maintain its power and momentum over time. So it is with the African American movement for social justice in the United States. From the first slave revolts to fighting Black Codes and segregation, to protests against poverty, inequality, voter suppression, and police brutality, the struggle for equal rights and freedom continues. The Movement Center is a living, working monument to that ongoing struggle. It is a safe place where those who are committed to social change and activism can meet and share. It is a place of gathering and celebration that is open to the community, a place where birthdays, weddings, anniversaries, and ceremonies, can be held in an environment that speaks to our identity, our history, and our heritage. It is a reminder that we are connected to our past, that the struggles that came before shape the world we live in today. The Movement Center is a physical representation of these connections, of the continuum, a symbolic link to that which came before and a gateway to the future.
It's 10,000 sq. ft. of usable space has been configured to accommodate a wide range of functions and activities. For non-profits and activist organizations the Center offers flexible and affordable office space. Comfortably furnished and backed by a full-service business center, the Movement Center is an ideal spot for incubating start-up social enterprises, and for nurturing organizations on a growth path. The collegial environment encourages networking and collaborative interactions. Short-term and long-term rentals are available.
In addition to its office, training, and social advocacy capabilities, the Movement Center offers several features specifically created to accommodate events and activities generated by the surrounding community. Although abundantly decorated with historic images, banners, and motifs, several Center walls are unadorned, providing gallery space that is reserved for local artists and creators. This is We Vote. We Win's gift to the community, intended to encourage ongoing exhibits, community interactions, and celebrations of all kinds. In addition to multi-use, flexible spaces, the Center features a 20 ft. atrium style reception area festooned with social justice graphics, and a covered terrace for outdoor use, as well as a fully equipped catering kitchen with place settings, linens and other supplies.
In short, the Movement Center is a place to be, to see, to do. It is a place to generate buzz, form partnerships, forge coalitions and build relationships. It embodies the spirit and methods of We Vote. We Win’s own work style, a safe place where historically conscious, collaborative interaction can be embraced by the entire community. Welcome, and enjoy
SPACES FOR RENT.
Browse through our collection of rental spaces to find the perfect space for your next event: from conferences to interviews to galas, there is something for every one here at The Movement Center.