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:


Learning more about cross-class coalition building from organizations

Class Action is a non-profit that offers training and consulting about the issues of class and money, and their impact on our individual lives, our relationships, organizations, institutions, and culture. Find out more at

Training for Change offers weekend workshops on classism. Find out more at, 215-241-7035.

The Center for Working Class Studies at Youngstown State University has biannual conferences on working-class history and culture and labor studies. Find out more at

The Center for the Study of Working-Class Life at the State University of New York — Stony Brook has biannual "How Class Works" conferences. The next one will be June 10-12, 2004. Find out more at, 631-632-7536.

More Than Money is an organization for wealthy people that helps them clarify and act on their values about giving, investing, and spending. They publish More Than Money Journal. Find out more at, 781-648-0776.

Resource Generation works with young people with financial wealth who are supporting and challenging each other to effect progressive social change through the creative, responsible and strategic use of financial and other resources. Find out more at, 617-225-3939.