Tools for Engagement and Action in this Time of Crisis

March 26, 2020

Dear Catalyst community, We are sending each of you so much care and love. However you are feeling in this moment, is completely fine. Shock, anxiety, anger, fear, calm, numb, it’s all ok.  The moment calls us to act boldly to protect each other and those who face the worst impacts of these public health and economic […]

Fighting Antisemitism with Solidarity

March 10, 2020

“Those of us who are non-Jewish, especially those who are Christian or raised culturally Christian, have a responsibility to step up our challenges of anti-semitism along with our challenges of Islamophobia and support for the Palestinian liberation movement. Progressive Jewish organizations are doing far more in this country to partner with Palestinians, Muslims and other […]

No Fascist USA!

January 21, 2020

Dear Catalyst Community, We are so excited to announce the launch of No Fascist USA! The John Brown Anti-Klan Committee and Lessons for Today’s Movements, a must-read co-authored by former Catalyst staff Hilary Moore with James Tracy, and with a forward by Robin DG Kelley! As we work to develop successful strategies to defeat the […]

No War on Iran!

January 4, 2020

Dear Friends, Today, people across the country and around the world are reaching for each other to talk about how we can prevent the Trump regime from launching full scale overt war against Iran. Yesterday, the Pentagon claimed responsibility for drone strikes in Baghdad, performing a targeted assassination of top Iranian official, Major-General Qassem Soleimani, […]

Leveraging Opportunities to Build Movement in 2020

December 27, 2019

“Catalyst gives me hope! At a time when I have almost no hope left regarding white people turning and facing the work of unlearning supremacy, Catalyst gives me hope. When white people enter spaces I am facilitating and haven’t learned their history, haven’t picked up their race work in this lifetime, don’t seem to know […]

What’s Catalyst up to in Ohio?

December 19, 2019

In 2008 in San Francisco, Catalyst Project launched the Anne Braden Program (ABP), a 4 month, intensive, transformative anti-racism program for white organizers and activists. Eleven years later, hundreds of ABP alumni across the US and Canada are in movement for racial justice and collective liberation. In late 2018, with the encouragement of movement partners, […]

Moving from Despair to Action and Hope

December 17, 2019

I joined the Catalyst collective in September, following two years as a volunteer on the Braden Leadership Team. In that time, I’ve watched the world around me enter into the scariest times I’ve lived through in my 67 years. I have also found myself building the tools I need to move from inaction and despair to […]

Bold, Accountable, Strategic

December 9, 2019

Dear Catalyst community,  This is a sobering time for anyone committed to justice. We’re witnessing the white supremacist authoritarian right gaining power, and we face a climate crisis that demands action on unprecedented levels. From Haiti to Hong Kong to Bolivia and Gaza, people are risking everything to demand freedom, justice, dignity, and a livable […]

Immigrant Justice Now! Curriculum

December 6, 2019

In 2017, shortly after the Trump administration first announced its plans to terminate DACA, Catalyst launched “Immigrant Justice Movements in the Time of Trump,” a curriculum to support non-immigrants, and especially white people, to take action in solidarity with immigrant communities. We were inspired to build this curriculum by growing popular outrage over Trump’s xenophobic […]