Kat works to create original, animated, and refreshing workshops and presentations chock full of unique analysis. Kat's work as an educator is not just about building foundations for intersectional praxis in our organizing work, their workshops and presentations are specifically structured to disrupt the status quo by channeling the resources of the academic and non-profit world towards empowering marginalized and underrepresented communities. Kat facilitates lectures and workshops at colleges, universities, community centers, etc. In addition to helping to cover the costs of basic living expenses and providing funding for website overhead and workshop materials, honorariums go to directly fund and support grassroots initiatives and organizers with marginalized identities (especially those living on the front-lines of environmental degradation, climate related disaster, and environmental genocide). Kat Yang-Stevens has facilitated 50+ workshops with topics ranging from environmental racism, intersectionality of oppressions, settler colonialism for settlers, queer liberation, mass incarceration, and more.
I ask that you commit to work towards raising funds for a $1,500/+ honorarium plus travel and lodging*. If you attend a College or University with greater access to resources I ask that you work to provide the largest amount possible in honorarium.
The higher an honorarium is from a college/university the more I am able to redirect resources from academic spaces to provide sliding scale low-cost or free workshops and events for primarily impacted communities that have been systematically denied access to education and/or academic spaces due to structurally and culturally imposed poverty, racism, and sexism which deny humanity. This is a part of my basic operational praxis.
In some cases raising honorarium funds may require you to work with other clubs/organizations/departments on campus or with a neighboring campus or community organization. This can and has been done many times and is more achievable than you may think at first. You may still contact me with booking inquiries if you’re not certain where your funding will be coming from but are committed to organizing to attain it.
I do NOT accept requests from colleges and universities asking me to work for free. Guidelines for honorariums for colleges & universities can be found above.
I do provide sliding scale fees for groups and community organizations with limited funds. If you would like to discuss sliding scale fees please be sure to note that when you submit your booking inquiry which can be done below.
I have also, and am willing to continue to, work with community organizers to make arrangements to provide free workshops/trainings/events for grassroots community organizations with marginalized identities. I prioritize and give special consideration to communities engaged in frontline community self defense no matter the location.