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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The Color of Wealth: The story behind the U.S. racial wealth divide
99 to 1: How Wealth Inequality is Wrecking the World and What We Can Do About It by Chuck Collins
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Created Equal: A Curriculum for High Schoolers and Middle Schoolers on Class and Classism
$25 for individuals, plus $5 shipping = $30
$35 for institutions, plus $5 shipping = $40
Reading Classes: On Culture and Classism in America by Barbara Jensen
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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.
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A primer on economic inequality and insecurity
This updated edition of the widely touted Economic Apartheid in America looks at the causes and manifestations of wealth disparities in the United States.
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.
$9.95 + $3 shipping = $12.95
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.
Straight Talk Booklet
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Straight Talk About Class & Classism
10 classist comments overheard by Class Action’s student interns and assembled into an irresistible little illustrated booklet. Free with any purchase.
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.
Individuals: $12 + $3 shipping = $15
Institutions: $22 + $3 shipping = $25
Enough: A Kid’s Perspective DVD
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In 11 minutes 13 year old filmmaker Zoe Greenberg opens a window into our society’s teenagers relationships with class.
“A slick, honest exploration of an important issue…” Kristen Graham, The Philadelphia Inquirer
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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
Both the Dvd and the Curriculum in one convenient package.
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