[act-ma] Missing Class: Strengthening Social Movements by Seeing Class Cultures - Upcoming Events

Anne Phillips anne at classism.org
Wed Apr 2 11:07:32 PDT 2014

Please join Class Action and Betsy Leondar-Wright, author of Class Matters:
Cross-Class Alliance Building for MIddle-Class Activists (2005) and
co-author of The Color of Wealth: The Story Behind the US Racial Wealth
Divide (2006) at one of the upcoming book events for Missing Class (

April 13th, 2014 - Confronting Class at Community Church of Boston

May 1st, 2014 - Class Action's 10th Birthday Party, Missing
Class Book Release & Cross-Class Bridge  Buidler Award Presentation
First Church in Jamaica Plain

May 6th, 2014 - Talk Class > Make Change: Harnessing Diverse Class
Strengths to Support Your Mission at Third Sector New England
Registration required - www.tsne.org/talk-class-make-change

May 8th, 2014 - Missing Class book reading with Betsy Leondar-Wright
Porter Square Books

*About Missing Class*
Compellingly written for both activists and social scientists, Missing
Class describes class differences in paths to activism, attitudes towards
leadership, methods of conflict resolution, ways of using language,
diversity practices, use of humor, methods of recruiting, and group process
preferences. Too often, we miss class. Missing Class makes a persuasive
case that seeing class culture differences could enable activists to
strengthen their own groups and build more durable cross-class alliances
for social justice.
Get your copy at www.classism.org/store

*About Betsy*
Betsy Leondar-Wright, PhD, is the author of Missing Class: Strengthening
Social Movement Groups by Seeing Class Cultures, on class dynamics in
activist groups. She was a founding board member of Class Action (
www.classism.org), and currently serves as Program Director. The author of
Class Matters: Cross-Class Alliance Building for Middle-Class Activists
(2005) and co-author of The Color of Wealth: The Story Behind the US Racial
Wealth Divide (2006), she has led over 100 workshops all over the US on
classism, cross-class alliance building, and economic inequality. Betsy
served as the Communications Director at United for a Fair Economy from
1997 to 2006. Her sociology courses include Inequality and Social

*"Betsy Leondar-Wright can always be counted upon to raise class from the
mist of myth in US society. She reaffirms the critical need for a class
framework in understanding the fundamental political, economic and social
inequities of our time." *

-Bill Fletcher, Jr., co-author of Solidarity Divided,
and author of *"They're Bankrupting Us!" - And Twenty Other Myths about


Anne Phillips
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