The Nakba Continues, Resistance is Steadfast

May 15, 2018

Dear Catalyst community, Yesterday, Israel killed at least 55 Palestinians as they attempted to cross from Gaza into Israel in defiance of Israel’s economic blockade of Gaza and the opening of the US embassy in Jerusalem. More than 2400 were wounded. Today Palestinians everywhere commemorate the 70th anniversary of the Nakba – the “catastrophe” of the expulsion of […]

2018 Anne Braden Program Final Open Session: Visionary Politics

May 14, 2018

Dear Bay Area Community, Join us to hear from organizers who have been developing movement strategy for years. Visionary Politics Saturday, May 26th 2:30- 4:30pm Oakstop, 1721 Broadway, Oakland RSVP here “Don’t substitute your revolutionary imagination for the brutal realities we currently face, AND don’t let the brutal realities we currently face subdue or constrain your […]

2018 Anne Braden Program: Check out these Open Session Videos!

May 8, 2018

Dear friends: Here at Catalyst Project, we are welcoming the spring by getting ready for the final weekend of the 2018 Anne Braden Program.  It’s been an incredible journey so far, and we are so honored by the opportunity to build anti-racism with white social justice organizers from around the country.    At each of […]

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 […]