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Exploring Class Workshop

Monday, April 21, 2008
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Event Type:
Sarah Reid
413-585-9709 x201
Location Details:
Offices of the California Endowment, more details of the location can be found once registered for the event

Please join us for an in-depth exploration of the way that class impacts our personal identities, our relationships, our institutions, and our society as a whole. In the United States, discussing class issues is taboo, perhaps even more so than other aspects of personal identity such as race, sexuality and religion. Feelings of shame and/or guilt at being poorer, or richer than others leads to secrecy and silence, which only perpetuates myths around class in America and reinforces the growing divisions amongst us.

Class Action has more than five years of experience in creating safe spaces for people to come together across the class spectrum and engage in dialogue that deepens their understanding of the impact of class in their lives. Some of the types of questions we are likely to explore in this day-long event include:

• What are your assumptions about class? What would you like to people to understand about your class background? What would you most like to know about theirs?

• How do class dynamics show up in your life? Your work? Your home? Your relationships and community?

• To what extent is your current economic class different from your class background? What impact, if any, has class mobility had on your sense of identity and relationships with people of the same and different classes?

• What are steps you can take to overcome class barriers in your life personally and institutionally?

Cost: Costs for this one-day workshop are $175 for individuals and $250 for organizations, with scholarships available for those who need it. We are seeking as diverse a group as possible and will not exclude anyone based on their ability to pay.

Registration: Registrations must be received by April 1, 2008.

Please visit our website for more information and to register for this event!
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