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

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Consortium Book Sales & Dist, 2005 - Political Science - 177 pages
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Movements for social change could be more powerful if they had more class diversity—a factor that has limited their past size and clout. But attempting to cross class barriers has frequently left middle-class activists frustrated, with few resources to turn to for help.

Based on interviews with 40 diverse activists and thinkers, Class Matters fills this gap by demystifying this taboo topic. A guide to building bridges across class lines and collaborating more effectively in mixed-class social change efforts, it is designed in lively, highly readable short “bites,” full of stories, ideas, quotations, tips and resources.

Economic justice activist Betsy Leondar-Wright is the communications director at United for a Fair Economy. She has worked in mixed-class movements for over 25 years.

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

User Review  - Pam - Goodreads

This is one of the books that lives in my bathroom. It has a lot of interesting insights, and is easy to ready in tiny bits (and maybe hard to read straight through, at least, apparently, for me) Read full review

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

User Review  - Dayspring - Goodreads

Haven't read it cover to cover but from what I've read so far, it's a great resource and collection of narratives from activists ranging in identities and class backgrounds. Read full review

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About the author (2005)

Betsy Leondar-Wright is a long-time economic justice activist who has been Communications Director at United for a Fair Economy since 1998. A veteran of many conflicts along class and race lines, she has worked across class lines in a number of roles.

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