Class Matters Workshops

Download this brochure for more information on Class Matters workshops.

If you're interested in hosting a workshop, please click here for a brochure, or contact me about booking an event.

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:

The Top 10 Mistakes of Middle-Class Activists in Mixed-Class Groups

  1. Overlook necessity
  2. Overlook intelligence
  3. Romanticize working-class people
  4. Impose inessential weirdnesses (Read more about inessential weirdnesses)
  5. Hide who they really are
  6. Think they know it all
  7. Think they know nothing
  8. Focus on education more than organizing
  9. Focus on goals and tasks more than people
  10. Take over