White Women for Defunding the Police

August 13, 2020

In June, in response to mass uprisings in defense of Black lives and to defund the police, a group of raised poor and working class white women alumni of Catalyst Project’s Anne Braden Program came together. We came together to discuss our shared stake in Black-led abolitionist movement and our role in resisting both conservative […]

Support for People in Lebanon

August 7, 2020

Our hearts are with the people of Lebanon. Brooke Atherton El-Amine is a longtime friend and ally of Catalyst Project.  She has been living, working, and raising kids in Beirut with her Lebanese family-in-law for the past 12 years, and sends us this important update, along with information about ways to help the people of […]

Security is Solidarity: Webinar August 6, 2020

July 27, 2020

What will you do if the FBI knocks on your door?  How will you support your community if Trump’s secret police snatch one of your friends?  How should you respond if you receive a grand jury summons? In this moment, as the administration fights back against a powerful and effective uprising to defend Black Lives […]

Land Returned, Pipelines Shutdown, Racist Logos Dropped: Indigenous People are Winning

July 17, 2020

In this time of massive change, as Black-led movements are dramatically shifting how this country grapples with our white supremacist roots and what future we are fighting for, Indigenous communities have achieved major wins for sovereignty and dignity that are the culmination of decades of organizing. These victories in the last two weeks highlight the power […]

Protect Our Movements – Resist State Repression

June 22, 2020

As we witness increasing state repression against people and organizations rising up to #DefundThePolice and #DefendBlackLives, we call on white anti-racist organizers and activists to take action to resist state repression. Register now for our July 9th training, Security is Solidarity: Resisting State Repression. We are living through times of intense crisis and unprecedented massive resistance. […]

Move Money for Racial Justice – Training 6/13

June 10, 2020

We’re hosting another online Grassroots Fundraising Training! Join us this Saturday, June 13th from 10AM-12PM PST to learn how to move money for racial justice. We will give you concrete tools for fundraising, go over the components of a solid ask, have space to talk about the feelings that come up when talking about money, and more. Grassroots […]

Support Black-led Organizing to Defund Police in the Bay Area

June 3, 2020

With the country in the midst of an uprising like we haven’t seen since the assassination of Dr. King, all of us need to take bold, powerful actions in support of Black leadership where we are. From the Black Panther Party to the founding conference of Critical Resistance, Black-led organizing in the Bay Area for […]

Justice for George Floyd – Defund the Police

May 30, 2020

Our love and rage is in Minneapolis, Louisville, Georgia and Tallahassee with the loved ones of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery and Tony McDade. We extend our full solidarity to Black communities who are grieving and enraged after the latest murders of Black people by police, and during a pandemic that has claimed 1 in […]

“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, 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 […]