Here at Catalyst Project, we are welcoming the spring by getting ready for the final weekend of the 2018 Anne Braden Program. It’s been an incredible journey so far, and we are so honored by the opportunity to build anti-racism with white social justice organizers from around the country.
At each of our weekends, we host an Open Session where the community is invited to join the Braden Program participants for a panel of incredible organizers addressing a specific element of movements and movement building. We invite you to the next panel, Visionary Politics, in Oakland on May 26th, and we are delighted to be able to share with you the videos from the first two.
For the first panel, three visionary community leaders spoke about the ongoing colonization of their homelands, and the politics and strategies of indigenous resistance. The speakers were Alicia Rodríguez, a former political prisoner who has been part of the Puerto Rican independence movement for the last 40 years, Corrina Gould, Ohlone leader currently leading the fight to save the West Berkeley Shellmound and return sacred land to native stewardship, and Lara Kiswani, Director of the Arab Resource and Organizing Center.