The vision we fight for is a multiracial democracy that creates a sustainable world where ALL Californians can thrive. California’s racial justice movement is putting in place the people and policies to shift power to reach that vision.
Join us for our first in-person conference in nearly five years as we and other advocates, community leaders, students, and policymakers from across California discuss the issues impacting early childhood and K-12 education.
Angelenos of color have experienced decades of harassment, trauma, economic extraction, physical harm, and death at the hands of the Los Angeles Police Department. This all starts at the top. Police chief after police chief has failed to sufficiently address—and too often condoned or spearheaded—the Department’s racist policies and practices. As a ripple effect, we have seen worse safety outcomes in communities of color while whiter, more affluent areas have thrived. In light of the Mayor’s forthcoming appointment of a new LAPD Chief, a network of organizations rooted in advancing racial and economic equity in the City of Los Angeles, including – Community Coalition, Catalyst California, LA Voice, the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) – Los Angeles, the Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) Equity Alliance, the Coalition for Humane Immigrant Rights (CHIRLA), Inner City Struggle, and Asian Americans Advancing Justice - Southern California – call for a shift from criminalization to a commitment to care and equity through the prioritization of the following values:
Today, Governor Gavin Newsom released his proposed 2024-2025 budget as the state faces a $37.9 Billion deficit because of a severe revenue decline. In response, Catalyst California’s President and CEO, John Kim, delivered the following statement.
Improving educational opportunities for children who need them most.
Strengthening community power to transform neighborhoods.
Making state and local governments more responsive, participatory, and representative.
Advancing justice and safety for low-income communities of color.
We partner with communities of color, conduct innovative research, develop policies for actionable change, and shift money and power back into our communities.
We produce an array of assets and resources, including data-driven interactives, reports, and multimedia, to make a case for racial equity.