Cat Brooks

2020 YBCA 100 Honoree

Cat Brooks is a long-time performer, organizer, and activist. She played a central role in the struggle for justice for Oscar Grant and spent the last decade working with impacted communities and families to rapidly respond to police violence and radically transform the ways our communities are policed and incarcerated. She is the co-founder of the Anti Police-Terror Project (APTP) and the Executive Director of the Justice Teams Network. Cat was also the runner up in Oakland’s 2018 mayoral election, facing incumbent Libby Schaaf.