On December 2, Catalyst held a “Solidarity with the #Vision4BlackLives” study event in Oakland with 275 people eager to learn and strategize about ending white supremacy. We raised $3500 for local groups in the Movement for Black Lives network, and participants identified concrete ways to help build Black political power through the policy demands in the transformative #Vision4BlackLives platform.
We wanted to share with you our curriculum for the event, in hopes that it can serve your work for Black liberation. Whether you gather with a few friends to read and discuss the policy platform, hold a public event in your town, or host a monthly meeting to make action plans and hold each other accountable around them, we hope you’ll find the curriculum useful.
The coming period will require us to defend the rights of Black, Muslim, immigrant, Jewish, and LGBTQ communities, people with disabilities, and women, all of whom will likely experience increased attacks and repression. And, we know that movements for justice grow and thrive when we can lead with a clear vision of the world we actually want. The #Vision4BlackLives policy platform offers us a liberatory path forward with concrete action that we can sink our teeth into, and put our lives to work for. We hope this curriculum can support you and your community in doing that.
Molly McClure and Will Dominie