Building the Movement We Need

November 29, 2022

Catalyst Project works to develop the leaders our movements need to beat back white nationalism and advance struggles for racial and economic justice. This year 60 organizers from across the US and Canada participated in our Anne Braden Anti-Racist Training Program, an intensive 4 month leadership development program that fosters long haul commitment to transformative […]

Grounding and Wisdom from Mab Segrest

October 21, 2022

Against a backdrop of devastating climate chaos, fascist victories, and war mongering across the globe, the far right in the United states continues to push their dystopian vision of a world without civil and human rights, where capitalism and racism are unchecked, working people die from lack of health care, women and other people who can get […]

Support the People of Puerto Rico

September 20, 2022

On the 5th anniversary of Hurricane María, the people of Puerto Rico are again reeling from another climate catastrophe and need our solidarity and support. For decades, the Puerto Rican struggle has been a source of inspiration for me and countless others, an example of a people who refuse to give in to the endless greed […]

Racist Government Neglect and Climate Catastrophe in Mississippi

September 1, 2022

Due to climate change and government neglect, the people of Jackson, Mississippi, a majority Black city, are entirely without running water. Resources are urgently needed to provide water to people. Pitch in now to support organizations like Cooperation Jackson and the Mississippi Rapid Response Coalition – Water Fund that are working to get people the water they need. The […]

Celebrating David Imhoff’s Contributions to Catalyst

August 12, 2022

Dear community, After 3 years with Catalyst Project, collective member David Imhoff is leaving Catalyst to start law school. We are sad to see them go but excited about this next step as well as the contributions they’ll make as a movement lawyer! David, also known as David David to friends and comrades, joined Catalyst […]

Public Panels from the 2022 Anne Braden Program

May 31, 2022

The Anne Braden Antiracist Organizer Training Program includes several public panels. This year’s panels were extremely timely and we share them with you here so you can hear from powerful movement leaders.

Lessons for Long Haul Organizing

March 29, 2022

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 […]

Honoring Clare Bayard’s 21 years of leadership in Catalyst

December 17, 2021

Dear Catalyst Community, After more than two decades, Clare Bayard, one of Catalyst’s founders, will be moving on at the end of 2021. Whether on the frontlines in post-Katrina Gulf Reconstruction, fighting for migrant rights in Arizona, organizing internationally and locally for Palestinian liberation, or co-constructing direct action to shut down the Oakland Police headquarters with […]

Join Us for Rethinking Thanksgiving: Solidarity with Indigenous Resistance

November 19, 2021

Indigenous solidarity is an essential part of the struggle for racial justice. It is critical that we deepen our commitment to Indigenous Sovereignty in ourselves, and in our movements and in our communities. Join the Indigenous Solidarity Network, Catalyst Project, Showing Up for Racial Justice (SURJ), Rising Tide North America, Irish for Racial Justice, No […]

Speak Out for Palestinian Human Rights Organizations Under Attack

October 26, 2021

In an outrageous move to further conceal its practice of apartheid, Israel is attempting to criminalize the work of six Palestinian human rights organizations. Israel’s assault on human rights organizations is a brazen attack on some of the most important organizations that document and provide accountability around Israel’s mistreatment of Palestinians. Israel is seeking to eliminate […]