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katal newsletter – april 12, 2018

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Katal is Hiring!

Shirley Sherrod in Hartford

Keith Brown Presents for National Public Health Week

katal is hiring!

We’re seeking extraordinary, driven people to join the Katal team!

Lead Organizer in NYCThe Lead Organizer will play an important leadership role within the organization, implementing Katal’s organizing strategy, training community organizers, and building organizing capacity for our various campaign and project work.

Community Organizer in Albany/Capital Region: The Community Organizer will be a part of our growing community organizing team and work in Albany and the Capital Region to build power and coordinate with our partners.

We’re also accepting Summer 2018 Internship applications for all three of our offices in NYC, Albany, and Hartford.

For more information on each of these opportunities, visit our website, and please help us spread the word!

shirley sherrod in hartford

Katal was honored to sponsor yesterday’s 2018 Butch Lewis Community Conversation Events featuring Shirley Sherrod, a lifelong civil rights activist and former Georgia State Director of Rural Development for the United States Department of Agriculture. She was forced to resign in 2010 after Breitbart News publicized selections of a recorded speech she had given at a NAACP event, edited to portray her as racist. At yesterday’s community conversation events, she discussed her experience growing up in the Jim Crow south, her involvement with the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee, and the murder of her father by a neighboring white farmer.

To read more about Shirley Sherrod, pick up her book – The Courage to Hope.

keith brown presents for national public health week

Katal’s Director of Health & Harm Reduction, Keith Brown, delivered a presentation last week with Emma Fabian from Evergreen Health at D’Youville College’s conference to celebrate National Public Health Week in Buffalo, NY. They presented on innovative public health responses to the opioid crisis using a harm reduction approach, including Drug User Health Hubs, Law Enforcement Assisted Diversion (LEAD), and Safer Consumption Spaces.

For more information on these types of responses to the opioid crisis, get in touch with Keith at or 518-527-6263.

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