Green Festival Speakers

Taj James



James is the founder and Executive Director of the Movement Strategy Center (MSC), a national intermediary that facilitates progressive movement building through the development of strategic alliances. MSC works to support leaders, organizations and alliances that are committed to building more effective and sustainable movements for justice and equity.

Most recently, Taj was the Director of Youth Policy and Development At Coleman Advocates for Children and Youth. Before coming to Coleman, Taj worked as the Western Regional Field Organizer for the Black Student Leadership Network (BSLN) a project of the Children's Defense Fund. Taj was on the steering committee the PAC to defeat Proposition 21, a California ballot initiative that would spend billions to incarcerate thousands of youth with adults Taj has served on the boards of numerous local and national organizations working to build the youth movement and has written extensively on the role of to youth in social change.