Thanksgiving Toolkit – Unlearn history and Take Action

November 20, 2018

“Thanksgiving needs another transformation,a day to mourn US colonization and attempted genocideand celebrate the survival of Native Nations through their resistance.   – Roxanne Dunbar Ortiz, Indigenous historian Dear Friends, For many of us, the holiday called Thanksgiving is an important time of coming together with family and friends. But the feel-good narrative on which this […]

What we learned from the midterms

November 9, 2018

The lead up to Tuesday’s mid term election drove home the reality that right wing forces feel deeply threatened by the prospect of a country in which people of color, women, gender queer and trans people have rights and dignity and power. And they will do whatever they can to do keep that from happening, […]

Standing in Solidarity: An Interview

October 10, 2018

In September of last year, Rahula Janowski of Catalyst Project was interviewed by Hana Baba on KALW about the in’s and out’s of standing in solidarity with people of color as a person with white privilege. You can listen to the interview here.

Braden Program 2019! Apply Now.

October 3, 2018

Dear friends, We are excited to announce that Catalyst Project will be hosting the Anne Braden Anti-Racist Organizer Training Program for white social justice activists starting in February 2019! The Braden Program develops white anti-racist leaders as part of an overall multiracial movement-building strategy. Applications are now open for this 4-month program, which includes 3 intensive 4-day workshops […]

A Year After Hurricane Maria — Paradise for Whom?

September 19, 2018

“Success? Federal response according to Trump in Puerto Rico a success? If he thinks the death of 3,000 people [is] a success God help us all!”  -San Juan Mayor Carmen Yulín Cruz May Day March against austerity, May 1, 2018 San Juan   As the Puerto Rican people prepare to mourn their dead on the […]

Elections: What’s Our Plan?

September 12, 2018

As the November 2018 elections approach, many of us on the left struggle with how to relate to the electoral process.  We know that the changes we seek and need in the world will come from communities of people – in particular poor people and Black, Brown, Indigenous, and other people of color, along with […]

Webinar on Immigrant Justice Curricula

June 29, 2018

Protesters block the street outside of the San Francisco ICE office. Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images Dear Catalyst community, Right now undocumented people and other migrants are taking huge risks and offering courageous leadership to end deportations and detentions, and abolish ICE. Tomorrow, Saturday the 30th, there are more than 700 marches planned demanding that Families […]

Stand Against Attacks on Immigrants and Refugees

June 18, 2018

Dear Catalyst community, In the past few weeks, we have been deeply upset by the stories of children being separated from their families at the border.  The pictures are important — for their ability to shock us out of complacency with what’s happening right now, and to understand the human impact of this devastating policy. […]

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 […]