Cat Brooks is an activist and mother whose spent her life working on many social justice issues.
In 2009, Cat joined the fight for Oscar Grant and was instrumental in developing organizing and communications strategies and leading multiple demonstrations. In 2013, Cat co-founded the Anti Police-Terror Project (APTP) whose mission is to eradicate police terror in communities of color. They have successfully developed a model for first response to police violence that is currently being replicated across the country.
For the last two years, APTP has successfully called for 96 hours of direct action over King weekend which culminates in the Reclaiming King's Radical Legacy March; bringing thousands into the streets.
At the age of 8, Brooks found her voice on the stage as an actress and in her journals as a writer. In her early 20's, she lived in Los Angeles working as an actress and communications professional. Since then, her life has been about impacting inequitable social dynamics through communications, organizing, advocacy, public speaking, and art.
Cat is also a member of ONYX, the Black Power Network, Black Lives Matter-Bay Area and one of the Black Friday 14; a group of Black activists who locked down the West Oakland BART station on Black Friday in 2014.
She is currently writing a one-woman show about the in-custody murder of Natasha McKenna. She lives in West Oakland with her daughter.