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Talk Class --> Make Change: Harnessing Diverse Class Strengths

Class Action & CompassPoint

Thursday, August 14, 2014 from 9:00 AM to 12:30 PM (PDT)

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Talk Class : Make Change

What can nonprofit organizations gain

by talking about class cultures?


Building on insights from the groundbreaking new book Missing ClassStrengthening Social Movement Groups by Seeing Class Cultures, thisparticipatory workshop enables participants to look through a class lens at their own nonprofit organization.


Participants will practice communication and conflict-resolution skills drawing on the strengths of working-class and middle-class  cultures to build more class-inclusive organizations.


In this workshop, CompassPoint Senior Project Director Steve Lew and the author of Missing Class, Class Action program director Betsy Leondar-Wright, will identify class differences in how activists solve problems and will reveal how discovering class cultures can be transformative for nonprofit groups. 

Coffee and tea will be served.

Registrations will cap at 30, after which names will be added to a wait list.


Betsy LaughingBetsy Leondar-Wright Betsy is the author of the new book Missing Class: Strengthening Social Change Groups by Seeing Class Cultures. She grew up in an upper-middle-class family in a mixed-class New Jersey suburb. A long-time activist for economic justice, she was the Communications Director for nine years at United for a Fair Economy, where she co-authored The Color of Wealth: The Story Behind the US Racial Wealth Divide (2006). Since writing the book Class Matters: Cross-Class Alliance Building for Middle-Class Activists (2005), Betsy has led more than 100 workshops all over the US on classism, cross-class alliance building, and economic inequality. In addition to teaching sociology courses about social inequalities, social change movements and education, Betsy is also the Program Director at Class Action.


steve lew Steve Lew - Steve is a Senior Project Director for CompassPoint Nonprofit Services and works with organizations in creating strategic plans, fund development plans and board development plans. At CompassPoint, he co-created and manages the Fundraising Academy for Communities of Color, an 8 month training and coaching series offered in collaboration with the Grassroots Fundraising Journal. He brings 15 years of training and consulting experience to each of his projects, along with a decade of hands-on experience in managing nonprofits. Steve also raises money as a board member of the Grassroots Institute for Fundraising Training and as a volunteer with the Chinese Progressive Association in San Francisco.

Have questions about Talk Class --> Make Change: Harnessing Diverse Class Strengths? Contact Class Action & CompassPoint

When & Where

CompassPoint Nonprofit Services
500 12th St
Oakland, CA 94607

Thursday, August 14, 2014 from 9:00 AM to 12:30 PM (PDT)

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