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This is the time to deepen our work. Help us do that.

Posted December 31, 2016 by Hilary Moore

This is the time to deepen our work. Help us do that.

Dear Friends,
As 2016 comes to a close, we fortify ourselves for the struggles ahead. Daily we are seeing new appointees and legislative proposals that feel unimaginable. And we are also seeing a building wave of response, as many people …

Reportback from Philly Braden Program

Posted December 27, 2016 by Hilary Moore

Reportback from Philly Braden Program

For the first time, Catalyst is running the Anne Braden Anti-Racist Organizing Training Program outside the San Francisco Bay Area. We wanted to experiment with training a cohort of organizers in an under-resourced area, where a strong group of white …

Act now! 2 local ways to demilitarize communities

Posted December 20, 2016 by Hilary Moore

Act now! 2 local ways to demilitarize communities

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Bay Area Friends,

The Stop Urban Shield Coalition is pushing hard to block the Urban Shield weapons expo and SWAT-type training for law enforcement that is hosted annually in Alameda County.

On January 10th, we will be mobilizing for …

Aleppo: with grief, take action

Posted December 17, 2016 by Hilary Moore

Aleppo: with grief, take action

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Dear Catalyst Community,

We, perhaps like you, have been feeling overwhelmed, grief-torn, and helpless about the cresting violence in Syria.

After months of a siege that has starved civilians, this week’s final military crushing of eastern Aleppo has left many …

Curricula From V4BL Event

Posted December 13, 2016 by Hilary Moore

Curricula From V4BL Event

Dear friends,

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 …

Mapping Anti-Racism Organizing

Posted December 6, 2016 by Hilary Moore

Mapping Anti-Racism Organizing

As an 8-person, mostly volunteer collective, Catalyst is proud of the anti-racist work we accomplished this year. In 2016 we:

  • Launched the Philadelphia Anne Braden Anti-Racist Training Program, a 6-month intensive with 26 organizers
  • Spent 4 weeks leading anti-racist trainings
why you should not call the cops

Posted December 1, 2016 by Hilary Moore

why you should not call the cops

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Dear Friends, 
Trump called himself the ‘law and order candidate’. He’s vocally supported “stop & frisk” policies that target Black and brown communities. His ‘first 100 days’ plan includes expanding federal funding for local police, federal law enforcement, and federal
Migrant Justice Support

Posted November 29, 2016 by Hilary Moore

Migrant Justice Support

Dear Friends,

In this moment of assessment and recalibrating, we continue to look to the leadership of those who have been and will be most impacted by racist and violent attacks.

See below on how to join migrant justice organizations…

M4BL Platform Event Reminder

Posted November 23, 2016 by Hilary Moore

M4BL Platform Event Reminder

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#Vision4BlackLives Study Session & Potluck Dinner

Facebook Event here
Get your tickets here (Please get them soon, we expect to fill up! This event will raise funds for local M4BL

Trump, White Supremacy, And The Road Ahead

Posted November 11, 2016 by Hilary Moore

Trump, White Supremacy, And The Road Ahead

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Dear Friends,

Although we did not want to believe it was possible, Trump was elected. We are angry, frightened and heartbroken.  The terrain has shifted, and the reality is we already knew our work was cut out for us.

Of …

Standing Rock – Sarah Stockholm

Posted November 6, 2016 by Hilary Moore

Standing Rock – Sarah Stockholm

I wrote this piece when I came back from Standing Rock, a week before the police raided the frontline camp on October 27th. I’ve now returned to Standing Rock, as I am committed to supporting Indigenous leadership by working with

For Men Against Male Supremacy

Posted November 4, 2016 by Hilary Moore

For Men Against Male Supremacy

“We need men, in the millions, rising to challenge misogyny, rising to challenge male supremacy, rising to join with people of all genders to advance feminist revolution in these times. The presidential campaign of Trump has unleashed the gates of

Standing Rock: Call to Action

Posted October 28, 2016 by Hilary Moore

Standing Rock: Call to Action

“Our elders and spiritual leaders have put up alters the protect the water and our People. The prayers are strong and our warriors’ hearts will not back down. We are asking for prayers and support! The time is now! Please

Community report back on Arkansas and Mississippi

Posted October 27, 2016 by Hilary Moore

Community report back on Arkansas and Mississippi

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Dear Catalyst Community,

We are thrilled to invite you to a community reportback, where two Catalyst staff, Isaac Lev Szmonko and Hilary Moore, will share out lessons learned from the 10 trainings they did in Arkansas and Mississippi with …

Video: Who is Catalyst Project?

Posted October 13, 2016 by Hilary Moore

Video: Who is Catalyst Project?

Dear Catalyst Community,

Ever wanted an easy way to tell your friends and family about Catalyst’s work? Us too.

Over the last 16 years, Catalyst has been part of strengthening multi-racial movements, supporting on the ground organizing, and building anti-racist …

Statewide Mobilization Against Militarization!

Posted August 17, 2016 by Hilary Moore

Statewide Mobilization Against Militarization!

Say No to Urban Shield! 

When:   September 9, 2016 – 8am to Noon
Where:  Alameda County Fairgrounds
                4501 Pleasanton Ave, Pleasanton, CA


This September, Alameda County will bring together law enforcement agencies from across the country and world for the …

Dispatches from Baton Rouge

Posted July 16, 2016 by Hilary Moore

Dispatches from Baton Rouge

Dear friends,

This week has seen so much grief and rage at the police murders of Alton Sterling and Philando Castile. It has also been filled with love and bravery. In response, tens of thousands of people have taken to …

Anne Braden Program Expands to Philly

Posted June 23, 2016 by Hilary Moore

Anne Braden Program Expands to Philly

Dear Friend,

Many new and veteran activists in Philly are asking, “How can we build on the momentum of the Movement for Black Lives, the Sanders campaign, and other new insurgent movements to make feminist anti-racism central to a new …

Grieving Orlando

Posted June 15, 2016 by Hilary Moore

Grieving Orlando

Dear friend,

Yesterday morning I checked the news groggy-eyed and learned of the massacre in Orlando at  ‘Latin Night’ at the Pulse gay club.  The grief is overwhelming. I find myself unexpectedly in and out of tears.

Queer space is …

June Happenings (Events & Organizing Opportunities)

Posted June 10, 2016 by Hilary Moore

June Happenings (Events & Organizing Opportunities)

Dear Friends, 

Join us! Come to a townhall to learn more about stopping Urban Shield, and talk to other white people about stopping police militarization in our communities.

Dylan Cooke
on behalf of Catalyst Project

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Stop Police Violence &

Kicking the Klan out of the Mid-South

Posted June 9, 2016 by Hilary Moore

Kicking the Klan out of the Mid-South

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Dear Catalyst Community,

Last summer, in the wake of the Charleston murders and the burning of Black churches across the South, we learned that the Ku Klux Klan was planning its annual leadership training camp in my home state of …

Louder than The Right

Posted April 12, 2016 by Hilary Moore

Louder than The Right

Dear Friends,

On March 5th, Anne Braden Program Alum Sarah Stockholm spoke at the counter-demonstration against militia groups at the capital building in Olympia, Washington. Here is her story of organizing toward collective liberation in a context of white supremacy …

The Future Of Solidarity Panel

Posted March 5, 2016 by Hilary Moore

The Future Of Solidarity Panel

Dear Friends,

Join us for The Future of Solidarity: How White People Can Support the Movement for Black Lives on March 8th at 7:00p at the First Congregational Church of Oakland (2501 Harrison Street).

Don’t live in the Bay Area? …

The stakes of this election.

Posted March 4, 2016 by Hilary Moore

The stakes of this election.

 

Dear friends,

Last night after the primary results of Super Tuesday came in, I could feel myself trying to numb the fear I’ve been feeling for months–the fear that has been creeping into my dreams and flashing before me …

Racism is War.

Posted December 31, 2015 by Hilary Moore

Racism is War.

As the year closes, we wanted to share a few quotes from people CatalystProject has worked with at the intersections of racism and war.  We couldn’t have done this work without abundant support from our community. Thank you for …

Giving back the land

Posted December 23, 2015 by Hilary Moore

Giving back the land

In last year’s Braden program a panel of Indigenous women spoke some powerful truths. They spoke of the vibrant organizing happening within Indigenous communities and about how to be in right relationship with that visionary work. Corrina Gould, an Ohlone …

Dispatch from Chicago, on Laquan McDonald

Posted December 16, 2015 by Hilary Moore

Dispatch from Chicago, on Laquan McDonald

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Protesters and activists celebrate outside Chicago Police headquarters hours after police superintendent Garry McCarthy resigned. Photograph: Terrence Antonio James/ZUMA Press/Corbis

 
Debbie Southorn writes to us from Chicago, where street protests have exploded after the release of a video that …

15 ways to strengthen anti-racist practice

Posted October 27, 2015 by Hilary Moore

15 ways to strengthen anti-racist practice

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This list is a collection of ideas and resources we’ve refined both from personal experiences and insights from our mentors and comrades in struggle.

We have given this list to thousands of people over the years. And we’re asking that …

What I Learned About White Anti-Racist Study and Struggle

Posted October 8, 2015 by Hilary Moore

What I Learned About White Anti-Racist Study and Struggle

This summer, sixtcatalyst study and struggle group photo 2een Catalyst Project volunteers came together in a six-session “Study and Struggle” group about Black liberation to deepen our understandings of the historical context for the current Movement for Black Lives. 

Read on to learn what we

Reportback From Catalyst’s Recent Work in Maine

Posted September 17, 2015 by Hilary Moore

Reportback From Catalyst’s Recent Work in Maine

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This August I returned to my home state of Maine with Catalyst Project. I came back to find that Maine, like so many places in the U.S., has become a battleground of the Rightwing, where people in power are using …

Posted July 2, 2015 by Hilary Moore

Charleston & Ending White Supremacy

a3908641-a546-47a2-9878-b3c85a0fa903These are two responses from Catalyst Project members to the Charleston Massacre, including action steps. Since we wrote these, the first one was published in the SF Examiner.

 

Dear friends,

We don’t need more conversations about race, we need …

5 Ways for White People to Support Ferguson

Posted December 3, 2014 by Hilary Moore

5 Ways for White People to Support Ferguson

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In the wake of Mike Brown’s killing, a powerful and inspiring Black-led movement has erupted. Many white people are looking for places to get involved and want to take accountable action to end police violence and anti-Black …

Culture Shifts

Posted November 19, 2014 by Hilary Moore

Culture Shifts

Catalyst Project works to consciously create a culture that helps white people take strategic and effective anti-racist action as a part of multiracial movements.

We think that white anti-racist organizing requires that we move away from competitive, individualist thinking, and …

Growing Catalyst, Growing Our Movements

Posted October 15, 2014 by Hilary Moore

Growing Catalyst, Growing Our Movements

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This summer, millions of white people around the country watched the violence in Ferguson and Gaza, knowing something was terribly wrong, but unsure how to translate feelings of fear, isolation, and uncertainty into anti-racist action.

Clearly, the need for …

Applications Are Closed for 2015 Anne Braden Program

Posted September 9, 2014 by Hilary Moore

Applications Are Closed for 2015 Anne Braden Program

Thank you to all of our friends, family and comrades who helped to spread the word about the 2015 Anne Braden Anti-Racist Organizer Training Program. Catalyst received many outstanding applications from anti-racist organizers across North America. As of September 8th …

Apply now: Fall 2016 Grassroots Fundraising and Organizing Internship

Posted August 21, 2014 by Hilary Moore

Apply now: Fall 2016 Grassroots Fundraising and Organizing Internship

Intern with Catalyst Project to develop hands-on fundraising skills in an organization with a track record of cutting-edge community-based grassroots fundraising, while contributing to building up racial, economic and gender justice organizing. Our model integrates grassroots fundraising with organizing, in …

ALL OUT FOR PALESTINE: Saturday July 26, San Francisco

Posted July 25, 2014 by Hilary Moore

ALL OUT FOR PALESTINE: Saturday July 26, San Francisco

From our friends at Arab Resource and Organizing Center (AROC)
ALL OUT FOR PALESTINE

6,000 people marched this past Sunday in SF…The death toll has exceeded 700, several of them friends and family of our Bay Area community. Palestinians throughout …

Posted July 17, 2013 by Hilary Moore

Black Lives Matter: Take Actions and Keep Going

July 16th, 2013

To our community and families–

In the wake of the George Zimmerman verdict that “declared open season” on Black bodies, our broken hearts are shouting for change. This moment is a wakeup call- in the same month …

Posted February 19, 2013 by Hilary Moore

Seeking Fall 2013 Intern

Apply today for our Grassroots Fundraising Internship

Intern with Catalyst Project to develop hands-on fundraising skills in an organization with a track record of cutting-edge community-based grassroots fundraising, while contributing to building up racial, economic and gender justice organizing. Our …

Catalyst Project’s Annual Report 2010-2011

Posted December 15, 2011 by Hilary Moore

Catalyst Project’s Annual Report 2010-2011

In the midst of economic turmoil, ecological crisis, and ongoing wars, we in Catalyst Project have been deeply inspired by people’s movements for justice, freedom, and political participation that blossomed throughout the Arab world and beyond. As we enter another presidential election year, which often brings
Letter of Solidarity from Political Prisoner David Gilbert

Posted December 9, 2011 by Hilary Moore

Letter of Solidarity from Political Prisoner David Gilbert

Catalyst Project is honored to have received a letter of solidarity from anti-imperialist political prisoner David Gilbert. Click here to read his letter, learn more about David and his forthcoming book Love and Struggle: My Life and Times in the

Colours of Resistance Archive Available Online

Posted December 9, 2011 by Hilary Moore

Colours of Resistance Archive Available Online

The Colours of Resistance Archive is a collection of analysis and tools for liberatory organizing and movement-building that Catalyst Project participated in founding and building. We know that many members of our community have been eagerly awaiting the return of …

Study And Struggle Event: Reboot the Rainbow

Posted October 14, 2011 by Hilary Moore

Study And Struggle Event: Reboot the Rainbow

Join Catalyst staff, volunteers, and community members to consider the promises and pitfalls of coalition politics yesterday and today and imagine new ways to build lasting multi-racial alliances for racial & economic justice. And what better time to consider this

Intern Opportunities

Posted October 14, 2011 by Hilary Moore

Intern Opportunities

Catalyst Project is looking for interns!  Read on to find out more about this exciting opportunity.…

Anti-War/Global Justice Update: Civilian Ally

Posted April 19, 2010 by Hilary Moore

Anti-War/Global Justice Update: Civilian Ally

Co-Authored by Clare Bayard of the Catalyst Project!

Civilian Ally: A Guide to Organizing with Veterans and Servicemembers to Build a GI Resistance Movement is a manual for peace activists who are organizing alongside veterans, servicemembers and conscientious objectors to …

U.S. for All of Us

Posted March 9, 2010 by Hilary Moore

U.S. for All of Us

Let’s Build a U.S. for All of Us: No Room for Racism is a national call to action and a growing network of white people working to counter the racism we see, hear and feel in strategies and tactics of …

Anti-War/Global Justice Program Update

Posted March 9, 2010 by Hilary Moore

Anti-War/Global Justice Program Update

In the Fall of 2009, Catalyst Project worked on and participated in the Dialogues Against Militarism Delegation to Palestine/Israel of
U.S. military veterans, conscientious objectors and war resisters,
social justice activists and community organizers from the San
Francisco Bay Area. …

Anne Braden Program 2009

Posted December 17, 2008 by Hilary Moore

Anne Braden Program 2009

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 …

Closing Ceremony Thanks

Posted June 28, 2008 by Hilary Moore

Closing Ceremony Thanks

Sample ImageThank you so much to all of you who were at the Closing Ceremony and Celebration of the Anne Braden Anti-Racist Training Program.  It was a magnificent event with nearly 300 people coming together to celebrate the 33 participants, along …

Participant Reflections

Posted June 28, 2008 by Hilary Moore

Participant Reflections

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Anne Braden Program participants wrote the following pieces of analysis, reflection and poetry for the closing ceremony.  Read them here.

Anti-War Program Update

Posted June 28, 2008 by Hilary Moore

Anti-War Program Update

Catalyst Project has been serving on the National Committee of the War Resisters League since 2005.  Over the past year, the War Resisters League, one of the oldest anti-militarist, anti-authoritarian national peace organizations in the U.S., has been interviewing grassroots …

Anne Braden Closing Ceremony

Posted May 21, 2008 by Hilary Moore

Anne Braden Closing Ceremony

Time has flown, and somehow we are more than two-thirds through Catalyst Project’s Anne Braden Anti-Racist Training Program already! We have been thrilled and inspired by the experience thus far, and moved by the overwhelming support this program has received …

Anne Braden Program Update

Posted January 27, 2008 by Hilary Moore

Anne Braden Program Update

 

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Dear friends, families and comrades,
Thank you all for the tremendous support, guidance, and love that so many of you have contributed to help us build the four-month Anne Braden Anti-Racist Training Program.  Catalyst Project and the Anne Braden …

Catalyst’s Internship Program

Posted January 27, 2008 by Hilary Moore

Catalyst’s Internship Program

Active ImageI first decided to intern with Catalyst Project because, from what I had heard and seen from afar (aka the East Coast), they were serious about building a movement that centers racial justice with white people right there in that …

Fundraising Drive to Build  Anne Braden Program

Posted December 1, 2007 by Hilary Moore

Fundraising Drive to Build Anne Braden Program

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Dear Friends, 

We are reaching out to you today with a special request: to help us bring forth a hopeful new vision, the Anne Braden Antiracism Training Program!  We have deeply appreciated your generous support of Catalyst Project

Just the FAQs

Posted September 30, 2007 by Hilary Moore

Just the FAQs

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Here are answers to many questions you may have about our Anne Braden Training Program.  Read to learn more!

Catalyst Project Launches

Posted September 7, 2007 by Hilary Moore

Catalyst Project Launches

The Anne Braden

Anti-Racist Training Program

For White Social Justice Activists, Spring of 2008

This four month political education and leadership development program is designed to support the political development, skills, and analysis of white activists in becoming accountable, …

The U.S. Social Forum

Posted May 24, 2007 by Hilary Moore

The U.S. Social Forum

 If Another World is Possible, Another U.S. is Necessary 

Catalyst is building for the U.S. Social Forum with allies around the country. We believe that the Social Forum is of critical importance for our movement and strongly encourage all of …

Catalyst’s Internship Program

Posted May 24, 2007 by Hilary Moore

Catalyst’s Internship Program

 Reflections on My Internship at Catalyst by Cile Beatty

I have had the great pleasure of being an intern with the Catalyst Project from the beginning of February to early May; a 20 hours a week internship.   This internship has …

Report From NCOR 2007

Posted May 24, 2007 by Hilary Moore

Report From NCOR 2007

 Building Grassroots Power: The Catalyst Delegation and Program at the National Conference on Organized Resistance: March 9-11th 2007

With over a thousand activists from around the country, Catalyst led three sessions at this years National Conference on Organized Resistance.  NCOR, …

We Must Know Our History

Posted May 24, 2007 by Hilary Moore

We Must Know Our History

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On May 22nd over 80 people come together at El Rio, a community bar in the Mission District, for the Heads Up Collective monthly film series.  Heads Up Collective, a sister …

The Ruckus Society 2001-2003

Posted December 1, 2006 by Hilary Moore

The Ruckus Society 2001-2003

 From 2001 through 2003 Catalyst Project worked closely with the Ruckus Society.  Ruckus is a leading direct action training center.  Working primarily in the environmental and social justice movements through the late 1990s, Ruckus trained hundreds of mostly white activists …

Direct Action to Stop the War 2003

Posted December 1, 2006 by Hilary Moore

Direct Action to Stop the War 2003

 With the Bush administration leading the United States to a war against Iraq, millions of people around the world took to the streets for peace and justice.  On February 15th, 2003, over fifteen million people in 60 countries marched against …

Direct Action to Stop the War 2003

Posted December 1, 2006 by Hilary Moore

Direct Action to Stop the War 2003

 With the Bush administration leading the United States to a war against Iraq, millions of people around the world took to the streets for peace and justice.  On February 15th, 2003, over fifteen million people in 60 countries marched against …

Beyond Voting Day of Action: Nov 3rd 2004

Posted December 1, 2006 by Hilary Moore

Beyond Voting Day of Action: Nov 3rd 2004

{mosimage} {multithumb} The day after the Presidential election, grassroots social justice activists planned marches to demonstrate that "Whoever Wins, the Struggle for Justice Continues".  Catalyst facilitated a planning process that brought together global justice and anti-war activists with locally based …

Strategic Resistance: August 2001

Posted November 29, 2006 by Hilary Moore

Strategic Resistance: August 2001

Catalyst Project members were part of the organizing committee of Strategic Resistance and Catalyst Project provided training as part of the outreach for the conference.…

Anti-Racist Organizing Discussion Group

Posted November 29, 2006 by Hilary Moore

Anti-Racist Organizing Discussion Group

Catalyst Project ran a year long discussion group with a core group of 10 activists who had all gone through a six week Anti-Racism for Global Justice workshop series led by Sharon Martinas and Chris Crass. …

Welcome

Posted October 10, 2006 by Hilary Moore

Welcome

Catalyst Project is a center for political education and movement building based in the San Francisco Bay Area.  We are committed to anti-racist work in majority white sections of left social movements with the goal of deepening anti-racist commitment in …

Welcome to Catalyst Project

Posted October 10, 2006 by Hilary Moore

Welcome to Catalyst Project

Catalyst Project is a center for political education and movement-building based in the San Francisco Bay Area. We work to create a world where all people are free from oppression and exploitation. Catalyst Project works in majority white communities with …