Catalyst Project Launches: The Anne Braden Anti-Racist Training Program For White Social Justice Act
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Thursday September 20, 2007 07:07 by Catalyst Project
Spring of 2008
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. Check out our website www.collectiveliberation.org, which includes our history and areas of work
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
* Learn about organizing and develop organizing skills
* Gain grassroots fundraising skills
* Participate in volunteer placements in racial and economic justice organizations
* Have mentorship and anti-racist leadership development opportunities
Location: San Francisco, CA
Length: 4 months, 8-12 hours/week commitment
Cost: $250-500 sliding scale, limited scholarships available
To apply: Fill out your online application here or print it out and mail it to us
Who is Catalyst Project?
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.
Who was Anne Braden?
Anne Braden was a white anti-racist organizer and leader in racial justice movements rooted in communities of color in the South, including the Civil Rights Movement. She brought a working-class based socialist analysis and community-organizing model to the struggle of rooting out racism in the hearts and minds of white people, and worked from the perspective that white people have a self-interest in dismantling white supremacy. Anne Braden's legacy as a white anti-racist organizer has deeply inspired Catalyst Project and many of our comrades. In naming our program after her, we hope to honor her memory and the movements of which she was a part.