Immigrant Justice Curriculum

Click here to see our new Immigrant Justice Curriculum

(The previous version of our immigrant justice curriculum remains accessible below.)

Are you organizing non-immigrants for migrant justice? Do you want to be? Catalyst has co-created Immigrant Justice Curriculum to support non-immigrants, and especially white people, to be more effective and accountable in their migrant justice work, and to have a deeper understanding of how white supremacy impacts immigration historically and today.

This curriculum is a work in progress, but with the recent revocation of DACA, we feel it’s important to release now for people to use. We will continue to update and improve it with feedback (please get in touch with us if you use it to let us know how it went!)

We created this curricula to support non-immigrants to take strategic, effective and accountable collective action in solidarity with immigrant communities toward the end of deportations, detentions, and discrimination.  While this curricula can support all people who are not immigrants to be stronger partners, we especially hope white activists and majority white organizations will engage with it–and we have included optional sections intended to support white folks in identifying and challenging white supremacy.  The curricula contains many different exercises, which you can use all together as a full day curricula or pick and choose from to meet your audience’s needs.

We offer it here in the hopes that others find it useful in efforts to build multiracial movements for collective liberation.

Please find the Immigrant Justice Curriculum here.

We have many people to thank for this curricula, including the many migrant justice organizers who we’ve learned from in the streets over the years, the leadership of undocumented people, and especially undocumented youth who have changed so much about how we organize around Immigrant Justice. For developing this curriculum, we’d specifically like to thank Leah Jo Carnine, who was a co-author; the National Day Laborer Organizing Network, Puente Arizona, Paul Kivel, and Phil Hutchings, formerly of Black Alliance for Just Immigration who gave suggestions and feedback. We’d also like to thank the organizations and individuals from whom we have adapted exercises or taken inspiration from: the National Network for Immigrant and Refugee Rights (NNIRR), the Committee in Solidarity with the People of El Salvador (CISPES), Dismantling Racism Works, the Center For Community Change’s “Crossing Borders” and Jes Kelley, Hilary Moore and Joshua Kahn Russell.