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Catalyst in USA Today: “Deny White Nationalism Its Base”

August 12, 2019

Catalyst is reeling from the barrage of news last week: white nationalist fueled massacres targeting Latinx and Black people, a massive workplace immigration raid in Mississippi that rounded up 680 immigrant workers and left thousands of children without anyone to come home to after school, the unilateral US blockade of Venezuela, India’s expanding colonization of Kashmir, and the attempted assassination of […]

¡Puerto Rico Se Levanta!

July 25, 2019

It was 50 years ago that I first learned about my government’s colonial relationship to Puerto Rico,and the uninterrupted resistance to it. I was in a feminist consciousness-raising circle, and we had learned that our government had engineered the sterilization of 1/3 of the island’s women of childbearing age and allowed the testing of birth control […]

Catalyst Is Growing

July 9, 2019

Dear Catalyst Community, These days, do you find yourself wanting to do more, to throw yourself more fully into the fight for justice? We do, and we found a way to increase our impact for collective liberation: grow our staff! We’re thrilled to have Elisabeth Long and Lee Gargagliano (bios below!) joining Dylan Cooke and […]

Close the Camps

July 2, 2019

“Civil disobedience is not our problem. Our problem is civil obedience. Our problem is that people all over the world have obeyed the dictates of leaders…and millions have been killed because of this obedience…Our problem is that people are obedient all over the world in the face of poverty and starvation and stupidity, and war, […]

Solidarity with Chelsea Manning and Against Grand Juries

May 24, 2019

“I’d rather starve to death than change my position in this regard.” Last week, courageous whistleblower Chelsea Manning was jailed for the second time in three months for resisting a grand jury, saying “I’d rather starve to death than change my position in this regard.” In 2010, she was court-martialed and imprisoned for releasing documents […]

Celebrate Isaac Lev as He Leaves Catalyst

May 21, 2019

Dear Catalyst community, After 5 amazing years, Isaac Lev is leaving his Catalyst Project Co-Coordinator role. We are sad to see him go, but looking forward to the new ways he will be working for social justice. For the last half decade, Isaac has been instrumental in leading Catalyst Project. As an alum of the Braden program, Isaac […]

On Abortion Bans and Reproductive Justice

May 17, 2019

Dear Catalyst Community, In the last week Georgia’s governor signed a bill that would make performing an abortion illegal around 6 weeks of pregnancy and Alabama’s senate passed a near-total ban aimed at closing the last three clinics that provide abortions in the state. They were the latest of 12 different states’ 2019 attempts to […]

Ohio Anne Braden Anti-Racist Organizing Training Program Starting September 2019

April 9, 2019

We are excited to announce that Catalyst Project will be hosting the Ohio Anne Braden Anti-Racist Organizer Training Program for white social justice activists starting in September 2019! 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 4-day workshops in Columbus […]

Our Best Reading Lists and Resources

December 11, 2018

…if the abolition of slave manaclesbegan as a vision of hands without manacles,then this is the year…           From “Imagine The Angels of Bread” by Martín Espada Have you been waiting for a curated list of readings on racial justice, visions and organizing strategy, and heart-grabbing movement poetry? Have you ever wondered if […]

Thanksgiving Toolkit – Unlearn history and Take Action

November 20, 2018

“Thanksgiving needs another transformation,a day to mourn US colonization and attempted genocideand celebrate the survival of Native Nations through their resistance.   – Roxanne Dunbar Ortiz, Indigenous historian Dear Friends, For many of us, the holiday called Thanksgiving is an important time of coming together with family and friends. But the feel-good narrative on which this […]