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Class Lives: Stories from Across Our Economic Divide 
Chuck Collins, Jennifer Ladd, Maynard Seider, and Felice Yeskel, ed.

Class Lives is an anthology of narratives dramatizinClassAnthologyCoverg the lived experience of class in America. It includes forty original essays from authors who represent a range of classes, genders, races, ethnicities, ages, and occupations across the United States… Contributors describe their class journeys in narrative form, recounting one or two key stories that illustrate their growing awareness of class and their place, changing or stable, within the class system…

Together, these essays form a powerful narrative about the experience of class and the importance of learning about classism, class cultures, and the intersections of class, race, and gender. Class Lives will be a helpful resource for students, teachers, sociologists, diversity trainers, activists, and a general audience. It will leave readers with an appreciation of the poignancy and power of class and the journeys that Americans grapple with on a daily basis.

Release Date: December 2, 2014

$20.00 + shipping & handling



New! Missing Class: Strengthening Social Movement Groups by Seeing Class Cultures by Betsy Leondar-Wright
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Why have we seen so few cross-class movements in the US? One reason: we overlook class cultures. Discussing class dynamics can be transformative for social movement groups.


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Class Matters: Cross-Class Alliance Building for Middle Class Activists

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This handbook for working together across class differences by Betsy Leondar-Wright includes interviews and quotes from activists of all classes, as well as helpful how-to tips. Second Edition.

$25.00 + shipping & handling



 

The Color of Wealth: The story behind the U.S. racial wealth divide

color-of-wealthFor every dollar owned by the average white family in the United States, the average family of color has less than a dime. Why do people of color have so little wealth? The Color of Wealth lays bare a dirty secret.

 

$22.00 + shipping & handling





99 to 1: How Wealth Inequality is Wrecking the World and What We Can Do About It by Chuck Collins

$15.00 + shipping & handling


Created Equal: A Curriculum for High Schoolers and Middle Schoolers on Class and Classism

10 questions + 40 activities + stories of youth activism = 150 pages

 


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Reading Classes: On Culture and Classism in America by Barbara Jensen

 

This heartfelt memoir about growing up working-class also has clear explanations of the damage caused by classism and of  working-class and middle-class culture differences in the US.



$20.00 + shipping & handling



 

Economic Apartheid in America: A primer on economic inequality and insecurity


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Booklets

Cross-Class Manual: Talking Across the Class Divide

A practical manual to further understandings of class and classism, including tools for convening and facilitating cross-class dialogue groups.


$9.99 + shipping & handling


Straight Talk Booklet: Straight Talk About Class & Classism

Short, punchy brochure with definitions of class and classism and myth-busting information.
 $1.50 + shipping & handling




Clueless on Campus

10 classist comments overheard by Class Action’s student interns and assembled into an irresistible little illustrated booklet. Free with any purchase.




 

DVDS

New! Farewell to Factory Towns? DVD

This 60-minute film starts with the dramatic job loss in North Adams, Massachusetts, due to deindustrialization, and ends up with an indictment of many federal government missteps and a vision of what it would take to create a full-employment economy.


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Enough: A Kid’s Perspective DVD

In 11 minutes 13 year old filmmaker Zoe Greenberg opens a window into our society’s teenagers relationships with class.

Created as filmmaker Zoe Greenberg\’s bat mitzvah project, Enough takes on the taboo subjects of wealth, poverty and class. Through interviews with class-and race-diverse young people throughout Philadelphia Zoe reveals what we are (and aren’t) saying about class – and why it matters. This professional-quality short film is a great conversation starter for audiences of all ages to explore class and classism in the United States.In April of 2007, Zoe learned that she had won the Princeton Prize in Race Relations for 2007 in Philadelphia, a contest that seeks to recognize, support, and encourage the young people of our country who have demonstrated a commitment to advancing the cause of relations among the races.
“A slick, honest exploration of an important issue…” Kristen Graham, The Philadelphia Inquirer

Enough: Curriculum 

Curriculum to accompany the Enough Dvd.

Activities in the Enough curriculum promote learning and dialogue. Contents include discussion questions to be used with the film, a crossword puzzle, and interactive activities to demonstrate the distribution of wealth in the U.S.“Class impacts all of our students, yet resources to broach this topic are scarce. The film Enough and the curriculum stimulated dialogue and learning. Thank you for this great teaching tool!” Ruth Trimarchi, High School Teacher

 

Enough: DVD & Curriculum
Both the Dvd and the Curriculum in one convenient package.

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