To our friends and family in the movement for justice,
We are excited to announce that applications are now open for the fifth Anne Braden Anti-Racist Organizer Training Program, which starts February 2015. The last four programs were a tremendous success built on the love and labor of hundreds of people in our community. Many of you helped us with the crucial work of recruiting participants, which is why we are writing you now.
We need YOUR support to get the word out about the Braden Program far and wide. Would you forward this email to your networks and personally encourage people to apply?
Who Should Apply?
The Anne Braden Program is designed for white social justice activists and organizers who are looking to grow in their anti-racist skills, analysis, and practice. It’s not a series of “101” style workshops, but a rigorous political education and leadership development program intended to support white activists in becoming more effective, historically-grounded, and accountable anti-racist organizers, leaders, and multi-racial movement builders. We are particularly looking to recruit working-class, Jewish, women, LGBT and queer-identified participants and members of grassroots social justice organizations. White activists who don’t fit the above descriptions, but who have experience working for social justice and are looking for a rigorous political education and organizing training program, are encouraged to apply as well.
We are asking you to pass along this email, and to personally encourage anyone in your life who you think could benefit from the program to apply by September 8, 2014. The program runs from February through May 2015.
How To Apply
Applications are available now.
Got questions about the Anne Braden Program? Click here for more information about:
- Anne Braden and why we named this program to honor her work
- The goals of the Anne Braden Program and what the training entails
- Why this anti-racist organizer training is designed for white people
- Solidarity Scholarships for working-class participants and more!
If you are looking for programs that train organizers of color, we encourage you to check out and promote the work of our allies at School of Unity and Liberation and Center for Third World Organizing. Together we are working to train up leaders and organizers to build the movement we need for collective liberation and global justice.
Thank you for all you do for justice and for your support of Catalyst’s work for collective liberation!
With gratitude for our community,
Clare Bayard, Dylan Cooke, Isaac Lev Szmonko, Molly McClure and Will Dominie