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“A price tag on their freedom”

May 8, 2020

Dear Catalyst Community, We owe you all a HUGE thank you!! Several weeks ago we launched a campaign to raise $100,000 for the Black Mama’s Bail Out bit.ly/covid19-bailouts, a Black feminist-led initiative to reunite Black mothers and caregivers with their families instead of allowing them to be exposed to possible illness and even death. With the […]

Honor the mothers and caregivers in your life by donating to #FreeBlackMamas

May 5, 2020

Dear Catalyst Community, As many of us are preparing to show love to our mothers this Sunday, often in socially distant ways, we invite you to take this opportunity to also show love to Black mothers and caregivers who are unable to be with their families this Mother’s Day because they have a price on their […]

“We Are Family, Caretakers, Leaders; We are not Disposable.” Interview with Dessa Cosma of Detroit Disability Power

April 30, 2020

Donna Willmott of Catalyst Project interviews Dessa Cosma Braden alum and Executive Director of Detroit Disability Power about disposability politics and organizing in Detroit.

COVID-19 and Racial Capitalism: A Deadly Mix

April 22, 2020

Dear Catalyst community, COVID-19 has disrupted daily life in ways that are unprecedented in living memory. Many are talking about the “new normal” and wondering when we’ll get back to the old. But what does going back to normal mean in a world that is so profoundly unequal, so steeped in racism as ours?  The […]

Apply now – Online Class Movement Lessons for a Pandemic AND Online Grassroots Fundraising Training

April 17, 2020

Dear Catalyst Community, We are excited to announce two online offerings we are launching in response to covid-19. First, Apply for our brand new class: Solidarity and Lessons for a Pandemic: Disability Justice, Transformative Justice, and the AIDS Movement. Second, register for our upcoming Grassroots Fundraising Training. There are hundreds of grassroots fundraising efforts right now, from raising money to bail people […]

Freedom and Solidarity in a Time of Plagues – A Passover Reflection

April 10, 2020

B’khol dor v’dor – from generation to generation In my secular left tradition, the celebration of Pesach (Passover) has always been about more than retelling the story of liberation of ancient Jews from Mitzrayim (ancient Egypt or “a narrow place”). It serves as an opportunity to make meaning out of a people’s history of oppression. […]

Webinars, Action Items, and Selected Readings

April 7, 2020

Catalyst Project offers this list to provide one spot for people to find out about webinars and other resources for building both movement and resiliency in the time of Corona, as well as to boost the voices of our allies in the struggle for collective liberation.

We’ll be updating these lists a couple times per week.

We’ll be listing webinars, teach ins, and other realtime online events that you can join or participate in, and we’ll be listing Calls to Action (such as petitions to sign, phone calls to make. etc).

We’ll also share some of what Catalyst collective members are reading right now.

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 […]