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 […]

Moving Towards a Demilitarized Future

October 7, 2021

Today marks 20 years since the US-led invasion of Afghanistan. We look back at what is important to remember, to help us move forward towards a demilitarized future.  ​​The 20th anniversary of 9/11 and of the launching of the so-called “Global War on Terror” has been an important moment of reflection for our movements. There have […]

Reflections From the Frontline: Solidarity with the Indigenous Movement to Stop Line 3

August 30, 2021

Two weeks ago I followed the call of the Giniw Collective, an Indigenous and two-spirit led camp on Anishinaabe land, to join the frontline resistance to the patriarchal violence of constructing yet another pipeline on Indigenous land. Crossing under 22 rivers and 200 bodies of water, the construction of Line 3 by Enbridge, a Canadian multinational […]

Reparations and Resettlement for Afghan People

August 27, 2021

After years of silence in the US media and public about Afghanistan, suddenly attention is back on the violence created by imperialist occupation. The process of US withdrawal from the country it has spent over 20 years occupying is spectacularly awful–both brutal and predictable.  War profiteering corporations and their investors—from Lockheed Martin to BlackRock and companies […]

Join the Struggle to Stop Line 3!

August 3, 2021

“I’m here taking these risks in this system that seems so hellbent on destroying itself and destroying all life, because it’s time to do something different. We’re not going to get that done comfortably or easily. Someone has to take a stand.”  – Tara Houska, Couchiching First Nation Member & Founder of Giniw Collective Dear Catalyst […]

Farewell Betita, great builder of bridges

July 8, 2021

Last week our movements lost a giant. Elizabeth “Betita” Martinez, who passed on June 29th 2021 at age 95, was a powerful internationalist activist and scholar, a Chicana feminist who was involved in most major social justice movements of the past century. Alongside her incredible lifetime of work, it’s impossible to overstate how much Betita shaped […]