The Anne Braden Anti-Racist Training Program For White Social Justice Activists
This 4 month political education and leadership development program is designed to support the vision, strategy, and organizing skills of white activists in becoming accountable, principled anti-racist organizers building multiracial movements for justice.
The Anne Braden Anti-Racist Training Program will include…
• Building understanding of white supremacy along with patriarchy, capitalism, heterosexism, imperialism, anti-Semitism, the gender binary system and the state
• Learning histories of resistance and liberation, and about racial and economic justice movements today
• Deepening organizing strategies and skills, and visions of collective liberation
• Building grassroots fundraising skills
• Volunteer placements in racial and economic justice organizations
• Mentorship and anti-racist leadership development
Location: San Francisco, CA
Length: 4 months (August 1st through December 12th), 15 hours/week commitment.
Cost: $400-$800, sliding scale based on income. Solidarity Scholarships available.
To apply: Applications are due March 31st. Apply online here .
Who is Catalyst Project?
Catalyst Project is a center for political education and movement building based in the San Francisco Bay Area. We organize in majority white sectors of social justice movements with the goal of deepening anti-racist commitment in white communities and helping to build multiracial movements for collective liberation. We do this by creating spaces for activists to collectively develop deeper political analysis, vision, strategy and organizing skills. Our work is based in the belief that all people have a right to dignity, housing, food, healthcare, meaningful work and healthy communities. We organize with the understanding that anti-racism can be a catalyst for challenging all forms of oppression and creating fundamental change.
Who was Anne Braden?
Anne Braden was a white anti-racist organizer and leader in racial justice movements rooted in communities of color in the South, including the Civil Rights Movement. She brought a working-class based socialist analysis and community-organizing model to the struggle of rooting out racism in the hearts and minds of white people, and worked from the perspective that white people have a self-interest in dismantling white supremacy. Anne Braden's legacy as a white anti-racist organizer has deeply inspired Catalyst Project and many of our comrades. In naming our program after her, we hope to honor her memory and the movements of which she was a part. For more about Anne Braden: http://louisville.edu/annebradeninstitute/anne-braden.