Black Liberation Across Geographies

March 29, 2018

Black Liberation Across Geographies Saturday, April 14th, 1:00-3:30 Oakstop 1721 Broadway, Oakland Join us to hear three community leaders share about their work and about how we can actively support projects building Black Liberation in Appalachia, Haiti and the Bay Area. Ash-Lee Woodard Henderson, Co-Executive Director of Highlander Center, a beloved radical movement center dedicated to developing grassroots […]

Join us for an emergency rally to respond to mass ICE arrests

February 28, 2018

   Dear Catalyst Community, Please join us for this emergency rally to respond to mass ICE arrests. Wednesday 2/28, 12pm at the ICE building, 630 Sansome Street in San Francisco. This rally is being called by Immigrant Liberation Movement, Bay Resistance, California Immigrant Youth Justice Alliance, Free SF and others. Check for updates on the facebook […]

Feb 18th: Colonization and Resistance

January 29, 2018

Dear Bay Area community, Join us for the first Open Session* of the 2018 Anne Braden Anti-Racist Training Program! Colonization and Resistance Sunday, February 18, 2018 1:30 pm to 4 pm Oakstop, 1721 Broadway, Oakland RSVP here **Please read information on accessibility for our community below** Puerto Rico. Palestine. Oakland and Berkeley.  Three visionary community leaders will […]

Bay Area ICE Raids

January 23, 2018

The Trump administration has promised ICE raids in the Bay Area in the near future. While we can’t be sure they will happen, immigrant justice organizations and their allies are preparing rapid response systems to defend immigrant communities if they do. Below are some immediate steps you can take to get plugged in to rapid […]

J20, “Black Identity Extremists,” and Resisting State Repression

December 12, 2017

This year has been one of “shock and awe” – as people here and around the world push back against the growing power of the Right and white nationalists who are determined to turn back every advance made in the struggle for a more just world.  We continue to see so many powerful examples of […]

#MeToo, and Who Gets Left Out

November 30, 2017

Like most women, trans men and gender nonconforming people living under patriarchy, I have stories I can tell you, about harassment, assault, rape.  Usually I don’t tell those stories, but I’m not afraid to let you know I have them.  When the #MeToo hashtag, originated in 2006 by  Tarana Burke, resurged following the disclosures of […]

9 actions and resources for thanksgiving

November 23, 2017

Today as many people around the country are gathering and sharing food, many more are also talking about the origins and mythology of thanksgiving, a feel-good story of settler benevolence designed to obscure the real history of land theft and genocide.  More than any other time, except perhaps during the 1970’s and the height of […]

From Disaster to Determination: Grassroots responses to climate crises from Puerto Rico to the North Bay

November 2, 2017

Environmental and climate justice organizers have warned us for years that poor communities of color will continue to be impacted “first and worst” by climate change. How do we change this? How do we overcome the the racism, colonialism, and economic exploitation that is built into disaster response? Please join us to hear speakers who […]

69 Year Old Black Panther Beaten in Prison

September 17, 2017

“Before and during these 43 years in prison, I’ve lived according to my beliefs, fought for my self-respect, my community, and for social justice; along the way I’ve helped people where I could and have striven to make myself a better human being.  I’ve kept faith with the belief that we humans are responsible for […]

Trump Just Ended DACA Take Action Now

September 5, 2017

Trump just ended the DACA program. With this one action he is putting hundreds of thousands of young adults who were brought to the US as children, at risk of deportation. This is possibly the most consequential decision he will make on immigration in his first year in office. The Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, or DACA, […]