Lessons for Long Haul Organizing

Thank you so much for your ongoing support of Catalyst Project. We have had a busy few months learning and organizing with our incredible Spring 2022 Anne Braden program cohort. In these times – amidst the chaotic and heartbreaking circumstances of ongoing imperialist violence, climate devastation, and right-wing attacks –  we find hope and energy in the wisdom and insight of our community. It is in this spirit that we wanted to share two recent offerings that we know we will be returning to again and again to stay grounded:

On Sunday, March 20th, Catalyst was thrilled to host a conversation between Ash-Lee Woodard Henderson (Co-Executive Director of the Highlander Center), Lenisha Gibson (Political Director of the Dream Defenders), and Nana Gyamfi (Executive Director of the Black Alliance for Just Immigration). We are so grateful to these three incredible organizers for sharing their time and knowledge for this deeply moving and motivating discussion about their work for Black liberation. The conversation is available to watch online and we hope you find it as powerful as we did.

We are also excited to share that Convergence Magazine recently published a conversation, hosted by Catalyst, between Suzanne Pharr and Linda Evans. The article, “Bringing Our Humanity to the Long Work of Change,” is rich with insights from Pharr and Evans’ experiences as white, queer, anti-racist activists dedicated to building broad-based, multiracial movements for justice.