Katal is an amazing organization built from the ground up by an outstanding groups of leaders. With offices in NY & CT, Katal focuses on health, equity and justice and has already proven their ability to build power and develop leadership. Katal's work will change the world, especially through their criminal justice reform.
I am proud to have been a funding partner of Katal since it’s inception. There are many stand out things about their work, but one of the most critical
Is the depth of their commitment to advancing the collective strength of the organizing field in the states where they work. They always operate with an eye towards building collective power - and that includes building the capacity and leadership of other organizers - and organizations through efforts like the organizer roundtables. They have been an essential partner in our own efforts to advance youth led social change, and have a profound commitment to supporting the voice and leadership of young people alongside others to transform communities.
I am so grateful for all of the hard work and effort put forth by this organizing team. They make a distinct effort to involve all community members and offer support and resources as well!
Over the past four years, Katal has proven to be a national leader to end mass incarceration and the war on drug users. Their leadership cultivation efforts promote a healthier and safer today ... and tomorrow. We continue to be a fan from Denver and thank them for their hard work and dedication to all of our community members!!
Katal has worked tirelessly to close Rikers, to address the spread of COVID-19 among incarcerated persons, and much more. Their team members are engaged in the community and living their mission. This is an org of thoughtful and driven people doing crucially important work every day. Thank you, Katal!
Katal Center is dedicated to changing our broken systems such as criminal justice and healthcare. They work with the directly impacted, community, and worldwide organizations to foster change for right now and the future. Their work has closed jails in CT and NY along with drug policy reform at the local and legislative levels. Katal is a great organization.
Katal Center is a great organization run by two very dedicated and experienced people, who have committed their lives to empowering others to seek the change necessary to create a more equal and just society.
Katal is a community advocate and a collaborative partner. They are a joy to work with and truly know how to empower individuals in order to create healthy communities.
Katal is a non-profit that has demonstrated its seasoned ability to directly engage the communities they serve. During the past few years working with them, I've seen that they actively develop local community leaders and help to build relationships locally between Hartford neighborhoods which don't often engage with each other.
Katal's efforts have helped myself and neighbors to not only understand the legislative process but also how to be actively engaged in it as a unified body of empowered individuals.
As a student getting my Master's degree to practice in healthcare as a Physician Assistant I appreciate their focus on Health, Equity, and Justice.
Katal has helped to bring a lot of attention to the numerous determinants of health that affect people from our city. This work by Katal is encouraging because there are many medical educational institutions in our area who have refused to acknowledge the need for these conversations until Katal stepped in to help equip students with the skills to bring this discussion into their university space.
The Katal Center for Health Equity and Justice is an amazing organization that serves as a catalyst for change and power building. They center the voices of those affected by the issues addressed through community organizing. They walk the talk, " nothing for us without us". They are deeply imbedded and invested in the communities they serve and center the voices of people of color. Lorenzo and gabriel provide strong and strategic leadership.
I am proud to support this organization from its inception. They speak truth to power and teach others how to do the same.
You guys have already done so much to effect needed change, and you inspire me to keep working hard to bring about further change. Thank you!!!
I believe in Katals work for justice. Their push to close jails is critically needed.
Loving Katal and what it as an organization and they as a community stand for. I believe their work to end the war on drugs and to prevent accidental overdose will prevail!
Katal is doing inspiring work that directly impacts drug and criminal justice reform. With so many successes already, I have no doubt they will achieve their goal of ending the war on drugs and mass criminalization--and play a huge role in creating healthier communities. Katal is a powerful group of people, who are relentlessly hard working, and truly catalysts for social justice. It's exciting to feel the momentum gather around the projects and campaigns Katal moves forward with!
This team is doing amazing work throughout the Capital Region and the whole state of NY for that matter. From advocacy to community organizing, I believe Katal is having a direct impact on how policies are being formed and reformed. I am so grateful for Katal as they are paving the way with harm reduction principles in all of the work they do.
Keith Brown and entire Katal staff are doing groundbreaking work transforming communities in the areas of criminal justice, substance use harm reduction, civil and human rights. Katal is critical to the many reforms we need today, and will continue to need in the future. Thank you for your great work, Katal!
I'm biased, I've known gabriel for over half my life.
I'm also unbiased, Katal represents not only his accomplishments, but the whole staff's as well.
I'm also observant, I watched as Katal put together and participated in the movement to close Riker's, a massive undertaking for a fledgling nonprofit.
I'm also extremely analytical, based upon gabriel's success in creating a coalition to realign the movement to end the Rockefeller Drug Laws, I knew Katal's participation would lead to success.
I was also right to have such faith in Katal.
I'm sharing this experience so that you can enjoy being right too. Support Katal in their work, and be on the right side of social justice, but also of victory in movements against ancient leviathans of social regression.
Amazing organization! Love that women are at the forefront!
One of the most strategic and effective organizations in the field. At this critical time, Katal is crucially needed.
Katal is outstanding. Their impact on drug policy and criminal justice reform shows, truly, that “a small group of committed individuals” can indeed make huge systematic changes.
This has been one of the most informative and effective organizations I have had the opportunity to participate with in regards to Bail reform and social injustice. I look forward to experiencing what Katal we do next!
It's absolutely crystal clear how the Katal team is so methodically dedicated, with unwavering accountability and commitment.
Katal is strategic, experienced, accountable, and they know how to win. They are an enormous asset to criminal justice reform in New York.
Since inception, Katal has provided such needed vision, movement building and on the ground support toward the root issues beneath the surface of mass incarceration. Their work is smart and easy to participate in. Props to the good work and good people of Katal!
Katal, my introduction was by happenstance. I was invited to a screening of a film that the invited guest was not able to attend. In that moment, I met Gabriel and I thought that, I was just meeting someone with a common interest in justice; criminal justice. I was there as a guest of author Donna Hylton. I, by chance, had Donna 's documentary "A walk To Freedom" on my iPhone and we screened it. In that time, Gabriel made a believer out of me; not just a believer but now an involved member of a movement. He explained to me the importance of personal involvement. In many ways, you can call it life-changing. I now see the disenfranchised with a different set of eyes. Now, my friend Donna Hylton, is a Katal Fellow and I could not have thought of a better choice. So if you choose to donate to a nonprofit, Katal, should be that choice. They are at the forefront of change and have a team of agents of change. Press donate and become an agent of change! I did.
Amazing and passionate group! Keith Brown is fantastic.
As a community advocate, I have seen Keith Brown in action and his energy, motivation, and heart are just amazing.
Everybody at the Katal Center has been so wonderful to work with, they are all dedicated and passionate about creating change that would benefit all of us. It's really refreshing to see such a trailblazing organization care they way they do.
Having worked in the field for some years I have seen the excellent work being done and I continue to follow the groundbreaking, life changing and life saving work being done by the KATAL CENTER FOR HEALTH, EQUITY, AND JUSTICE.
Fantastic organization that does important work in harm reduction.
Katal has years of experience fighting for criminal justice reform and are leaders in transforming policy that works for the greater good!
I love Katal Center! They are all amazing people to work with and they help elevate the work of others. Keith always makes our people feel loved, empowered and welcome. Precisely what we need when we are trying to save lives!
The folks at Katal really have their fingers on the pulse of modern social justice movements and the intersections of public policy that drive inequity. The organization is nimble, visible, and utilizes effective messaging. I appreciate the fact that leadership is reflective of our society, and I look forward to seeing what's next for the organization.