why you should not call the cops

December 1, 2016

Dear Friends,  Trump called himself the ‘law and order candidate’. He’s vocally supported “stop & frisk” policies that target Black and brown communities. His ‘first 100 days’ plan includes expanding federal funding for local police, federal law enforcement, and federal prosecutors.  And he’s promised to have the Attorney General investigate Black Lives Matter protestors for criminal […]

Migrant Justice Support

November 29, 2016

Dear Friends, In this moment of assessment and recalibrating, we continue to look to the leadership of those who have been and will be most impacted by racist and violent attacks. See below on how to join migrant justice organizations Movimiento Cosecha and National Day Laborer Organizing Network in their calls to action and organizing steps forward. In […]

Dylan From Standing Rock On Thanksgiving

November 24, 2016

Above: “Indigenous Sovereignty Protects Water” photo from Indigenous Rising Media Dear friends, On this day that has been used to erase violence against indigenous people, I’m writing to you from Standing Rock, where Catalyst Project sent me for the last couple of weeks to support this critical struggle for sovereignty, self-determination, water and life. In addition to […]

What We’re Reading & Actions To Take After the Election

November 23, 2016

Dear friends, The two weeks since Trump’s election have been difficult, and things are moving fast.  This is a time for action, and it’s also important that our actions and strategies are based on a clear understanding of what our political, social, and economic landscapes look like and how they got this way. Today, we’re […]

M4BL Platform Event Reminder

November 23, 2016

                    #Vision4BlackLives Study Session & Potluck Dinner Facebook Event here Get your tickets here (Please get them soon, we expect to fill up! This event will raise funds for local M4BL groups ) Friday, December 2, 5:30-9pm Lake Merritt United Methodist Church 1330 Lakeshore Ave, Oakland Join Catalyst […]

Trump, White Supremacy, And The Road Ahead

November 11, 2016

Dear Friends, Although we did not want to believe it was possible, Trump was elected. We are angry, frightened and heartbroken.  The terrain has shifted, and the reality is we already knew our work was cut out for us. Of the people who voted, the majority of white people voted for Trump, regardless of age, […]

AR Reportback Reminder & M4BL Platform Event Announcement

November 10, 2016

  Community Reportback from Arkansas & Mississippi  November 15th, 6:30-9pm,  First Congregational Church of Oakland 2501 Harrison Street, Oakland (Full Details Below) Vision4BlackLIves Study Session & Potluck Dinner Friday, December 2, 5:30-9pm Lake Merritt United Methodist Church 1330 Lakeshore Ave, Oakland (Full Details Below) Dear Catalyst Community, There will be more on the election results coming from us […]

Standing Rock – Sarah Stockholm

November 6, 2016

I wrote this piece when I came back from Standing Rock, a week before the police raided the frontline camp on October 27th. I’ve now returned to Standing Rock, as I am committed to supporting Indigenous leadership by working with anti-racist trainers to keep Lakota leadership and values centered as more white settlers arrive in […]

For Men Against Male Supremacy

November 4, 2016

“We need men, in the millions, rising to challenge misogyny, rising to challenge male supremacy, rising to join with people of all genders to advance feminist revolution in these times. The presidential campaign of Trump has unleashed the gates of Mordor, and on the eve of the first woman president being elected, the march of […]

Standing Rock: Call to Action

October 28, 2016

“Our elders and spiritual leaders have put up alters the protect the water and our People. The prayers are strong and our warriors’ hearts will not back down. We are asking for prayers and support! The time is now! Please come to the frontlines!” -Red Warrior Camp Members of the Anishinabek Nation sing as they […]