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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.

$20 + $4 shipping = $24 

 

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 + $4 shipping = $26 Currently out of stock – Check back soon

 

 

 

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

$15 plus $3 shipping = $18

 

 

 

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

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

 

$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

$20 plus $4 shipping = $24 

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.

 

Economic Apartheid in America

$18.95 + $4 shipping = $22.95 


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.

 

ClassMatters

Class Matters: cross-class alliance building for middle class activists

$25 + $4 shipping = $29  Currently out of stock – Check back soon

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.

Booklets

Cross-Class Manual

$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

$1.00 + $0.50 shipping = $1.50 


Straight Talk About Class & Classism

Short, punchy brochure with definitions of class and classism and myth-busting information.

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.

Individuals: $12 + $3 shipping = $15

Institutions: $22 + $3 shipping = $25

 

 

Enough: A Kid’s Perspective DVD

$12.00 + $3.00 shipping = $15.00 


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

$5.00 + $2.50 shipping = $7.50 


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$15.00 + $4 shipping = $19

Both the Dvd and the Curriculum in one convenient package.

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