Class Matters Workshops

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Order Class Matters

Class Matters book cover

Order Class Matters: Cross-Class Alliance Building for Middle-Class Activists by Betsy Leondar-Wright (New Society Publishers, 2005).

Press Coverage of CM

Classist Comments

What's the most classist thing you ever heard someone say?

(I'm not talking about someone like Bill O'Reilly or your right-wing uncle. More specifically, what's the most classist thing you ever heard a liberal or progressive person say?)

Read five interviewees' answers — and my own.

Class and Other Identities

How do you experience class differently because of your race, ethnic group, religion, gender, age, or other identity? What class dynamics do you notice within your identity groups?

Here's how a few visitors answered those questions:

And answers from the Class Matters book:

A Few Examples of Inessential Weirdnesses

    Photograph by Ellen Shub
  • Herbal tea and no coffee at an event
  • Waving hands in the air instead of applauding
  • Holding hands or chanting at a meeting
  • Elaborate, ritualized consensus decision-making processes
  • Nudity at rallies
  • Property destruction at rallies
  • Speaking in acronyms or jargon
  • Serving tofu as the only main dish at a coalition event
  • Sitting on the floor; providing no chairs, only cushions
  • Unwashed hair or clothing (Read some related quotes)
  • Bandana facemasks