Friday, May 16, 2014

You're Invited: Both/And Communications

Looking to engage with others more deeply and across class and other lines? Join Class Action for, "Both/And Communications," a participatory workshop building on insights from the book, Missing Class: Strengthening Social Movement Groups by Seeing Class Cultures. See below for more details and to register!

Both/And Communications

Both/And Communications

Class Action

Tuesday, May 20, 2014 from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM (CDT)

Minneapolis, MN

How do diverse movement traditions and class cultures solve common group problems such as low turnout, inactive members or internal conflicts?
Join us for this engaging participatory workshop presented by Class Action. 

Building on insights from the groundbreaking new book Missing Class: Strengthening Social Movement Groups by Seeing Class Cultures, this participatory workshop, created by activists for activists, enables participants to look through a class lens at their own social justice work, and offers tools to draw on the strengths of all class cultures and build cross-class alliances for social change.
Refreshments at 5:30pm
Workshop 6:00-8:30pm 
If you have questions, or wish to make a non-credit card donation, email at or contact us by phone at (617) 477-8635. 
This workshop is made possible by support from Jewish Community Action and Line Break Media. If your organization is interested in co-sponsoring, please contact us at or use the co-sponsor option below. 
Betsy Leondar-Wright Betsy is the author of the new book Missing Class: Strengthening Social Change Groups by Seeing Class Cultures. She grew up in an upper-middle-class family in a mixed-class New Jersey suburb. A long-time activist for economic justice, she was the Communications Director for nine years at United for a Fair Economy,where she co-authored The Color of Wealth: The Story Behind the US Racial Wealth Divide (2006). Since writing the book Class Matters: Cross-Class Alliance Building for Middle-Class Activists (2005), Betsy has led more than 100 workshops all over the US on classism, cross-class alliance building, and economic inequality. In addition to teaching sociology courses about social inequalities, social change movements and education, Betsy is also the Program Director at Class Action.

Adj Marshall was the first person in her family to attend and graduate from college, earning her B.A. while supporting her brothers’ pursuits of their associate degrees. Her experience of growing up as a member of a chronically poor, and often homeless, single-parent family contributed immensely to her work as a service-learning educator and advocate for educational socioeconomic justice. Adj has piloted college success initiatives for low-income first-generation students with College Visions and Class Action.She currently lives in Minneapolis and coordinates volunteers for Saint Paul’s Community Action Partnership, giving voice to the issues of low-income communities. As an artist, Adj brings a creative mindset to her facilitation style. Her graduate studies at Brown University in Public Humanities focused on the role of arts in social-justice change-making movements and education.

Christopher McMullen - Christopher is a seasoned facilitator, educator, and consultant with over fifteen years experience working on group development, cross-group collaboration, and social justice. Building on a core of anti-oppression and empowerment approaches, Christopher has worked with youth and adults from different class, ethnic, racial and religious backgrounds across North America, Ireland, and South Asia. Christopher currently teaches mediation to graduate and undergraduate students in New York City.

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