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9 actions and resources for thanksgiving

November 23, 2017

Today as many people around the country are gathering and sharing food, many more are also talking about the origins and mythology of thanksgiving, a feel-good story of settler benevolence designed to obscure the real history of land theft and genocide.  More than any other time, except perhaps during the 1970’s and the height of […]

From Disaster to Determination: Grassroots responses to climate crises from Puerto Rico to the North Bay

November 2, 2017

Environmental and climate justice organizers have warned us for years that poor communities of color will continue to be impacted “first and worst” by climate change. How do we change this? How do we overcome the the racism, colonialism, and economic exploitation that is built into disaster response? Please join us to hear speakers who […]

69 Year Old Black Panther Beaten in Prison

September 17, 2017

“Before and during these 43 years in prison, I’ve lived according to my beliefs, fought for my self-respect, my community, and for social justice; along the way I’ve helped people where I could and have striven to make myself a better human being.  I’ve kept faith with the belief that we humans are responsible for […]

Trump Just Ended DACA Take Action Now

September 5, 2017

Trump just ended the DACA program. With this one action he is putting hundreds of thousands of young adults who were brought to the US as children, at risk of deportation. This is possibly the most consequential decision he will make on immigration in his first year in office. The Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, or DACA, […]

Protest Urban Shield on Friday, September 8th

August 31, 2017

Protest Urban Shield Friday, September 8th  Stop the war on communities of color!  Just this week Trump lifted an Obama Administration limit on the transfer of military weapons to police departments. This gives police easier access to grenade launchers, high-caliber weapons, bayonets, even armed aircraft. This is a terrifying move. Here is something we can […]

What really happened in the Bay Area this weekend

August 29, 2017

This weekend’s protests were a stunning display of unity against white supremacy and fascism. It’s difficult to explain the power of a multiracial group of thousands of people from different political and spiritual traditions coming together to seize public space away from people with an agenda that can only be described as genocidal. Here is […]

Responding to white nationalist rallies

August 22, 2017

Here are some things we know after Charlottesville. The overt and violent white supremacy of Unite the Right rally and other white nationalist rallies is terrifying. And this kind of violence, this form of white supremacy, has been a part of this country since its beginning. From the brutality of chattel slavery that existed in […]

After Charlottesville: Act on every front to end white supremacy

August 14, 2017

In the wake of this weekend’s deadly neo-Nazi rally in Charlottesville, we reach out to every one of you. As a country, we can’t afford to look back later and wish that we had taken this threat more seriously. For those of us who are white, we must meet our responsibility to undermine and out-organize […]

Braden Program 2018! Apply now

August 7, 2017

Dear friends, We are excited to announce that Catalyst Project will be hosting the Anne Braden Anti-Racist Organizer Training Program for white social justice activists starting in February 2018! The Braden Program develops white anti-racist leaders as part of an overall multiracial movement-building strategy. Applications are now open for this 4-month program, which includes 3 intensive […]

Principles for Racial Justice Activists: Resisting State Repression

August 1, 2017

Dear Catalyst Community, Catalyst Project is proud to release our new pamphlet, “A Troublemakers’ Guide: Principles for Racial Justice Activists in the Face of State Repression.” From the Occupy Movement to the Movement for Black Lives, one doesn’t have to think hard to imagine how the state responds to social movements that challenge the racial […]