This four and half month political education and leadership development program is designed to support the political development, skills, and analysis of white activists in becoming accountable, principled anti-racist organizers building multiracial movements for justice. The 3rd round of this program was completed in June 2011. Check back for information and applications for the next round of the Anne Braden Anti-Racist Organizer Training Program.
In Spring of 2011, Catalyst Project offered the 3rd round of…
The Anne Braden Anti-Racist Organizing Training Program
For White Social Justice Activists
Participants in the Anne Braden Anti-Racist Training Program will…
• Learn about systems of oppression and privilege in a collective liberation framework
• Develop an understanding of white supremacy along with patriarchy, capitalism, heterosexism, imperialism, anti-semitism, the gender binary system and the state
• Learn about histories of resistance and liberation, and about movements today
• Learn about organizing and develop organizing skills
• Gain grassroots fundraising skills
• Participate in volunteer placements in racial and economic justice organizations led by people of color
• Have mentorship and anti-racist leadership development opportunities
Location: San Francisco Bay Area, California
Length: 4.5 months, 15+ hours/week commitment
To apply: Applications will be available when our next cycle is announced.
Who is Catalyst Project? Catalyst Project is a center for political education and movement building based in the San Francisco Bay Area. We organize in majority white sectors of social justice movements with the goal of deepening anti-racist commitment in white communities and helping to build multiracial movements for collective liberation. One way we do this is by creating spaces for activists to collectively develop deeper political analysis, vision, strategy and organizing skills. Our work is based in the belief that all people have a right to dignity, housing, food, healthcare, meaningful work and healthy communities. We organize with the understanding that anti-racism can be a catalyst for challenging all forms of oppression and creating fundamental change.
Who was Anne Braden? Anne Braden was a white anti-racist organizer and leader in racial justice movements in the U.S. South, including the Civil Rights Movement. She brought a working-class based socialist analysis and community-organizing model to the struggle against white supremacy and all forms of inequality. She believed in the need to root out racism in the hearts and minds of white people, and worked from the perspective that white people have a collective interest in dismantling white supremacy. Anne Braden's legacy has deeply inspired Catalyst Project and many others. In naming our program after her, we hope to honor her memory and the movements of which she was a part.
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