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Catalyst Project announces new "Anne Braden Anti- Racist Training Program" for white social justice activists
19 Sep 2007
Comrades,

Catalyst Project is excited to announce our new Anne Braden Anti- Racist Training Program for white social justice activists. This program will be an intensive 15-week training program beginning in February of 2008. Please forward this broadly to your lists, friends, and comrades. The application is now available on our website www.collectiveliberation.org. Applications are due Nov. 1st 2007.

The Anne Braden Program is based in the San Francisco Bay Area, and we are outreaching to activists around the country. This program is
designed for white activists who have a base of social justice experience, are committed to building grassroots multiracial movements for collective liberation, and want to develop their skills as activists and organizers.

Below is a brief overview of the Anne Braden Program and more information about Catalyst Project. We also encourage you to check
out our website www.collectiveliberation.org, which includes our history and areas of work.

Thank you for taking the time to read this and for sending it to people who you think would be interested in the program.

With love from Catalyst, Clare Bayard, Ingrid Chapman, Chris Crass, Amie Fishman, and Molly
McClure

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In Spring of 2008, Catalyst Project will be offering...

The Anne Braden Anti-Racist Training Program

For White Social Justice Activists

This four 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 program will begin in February of 2008. Applications are due by November 1st of 2007.

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
- Build anti-racist organizing skills for work in majority white and multiracial groups
- Gain grassroots fundraising skills
Participate in volunteer placements in racial and economic justice organizations
- Have mentorship and anti-racist leadership development opportunities

Catalyst Project is a center for political education and movement building based in the San Francisco Bay Area. We are committed to anti-racist work in majority white sections of left social movements
with the goal of deepening anti-racist commitment in white communities and building multiracial left movements for liberation. We are committed to creating spaces for activists and organizers to
collectively develop relevant theory, vision and strategy to build our movements. Catalyst programs prioritize leadership development,
supporting grassroots fighting organizations and multiracial alliance building.

For more information go to www.collectiveliberation.org.

To learn more about Catalyst Project see the following:

Anti-Racism for Collective Liberation: An Interview with Clare Bayard and Chris Crass of the Catalyst Project

http://colours.mahost.org/articles/catalystinterview.html

Hearts on Fire: The Struggle for Justice in New Orleans

Reflections on anti-racist organizing, solidarity and collective liberation

by Ingrid Chapman

http://www.zmag.org/content/showarticle.cfm?ItemID=13721

Justice and Survival: A Forum on Building Movements to Stop War
http://colours.mahost.org/articles/justiceandsurvival.html

Because we need movement funded and led Left institutions, become a monthly sustainer of Catalyst at www.collectiveliberation.org

CATALYST PROJECT: a center for political education and movement building
See also:
http://www.collectiveliberation.org
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