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Class Privilege and Activism

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Class Privilege and Activism

We offered this training in December and over 600 people registered, indicating the desire for this conversation. We are excited to offer a slightly updated version of the same training.

Tuesday 5/16, 8-9:30pmEST/5-6:30pmPST

With Resource Generation, co-sponsored by Solidaire and Women Donors Network

Do you have class privilege? Do you care about creating a more just world? In this political moment, are you feeling called to action?

Join us for a virtual training on how people with class privilege can contribute to social movements. Those of us with class privilege and wealth have many roles to play, and it’s important that we understand our privilege and power so we can be effective and accountable collaborators with movements led by communities most impacted by injustice.

The training will cover two main topics: 1) How to leverage our privilege to support progressive change, and 2) Building our awareness of how class privilege shows up in activism and how to be effective collaborators with people who are poor, working class, and middle class.

Who is the training for?

The webinar will prepare you to take action for change. It is open to people of all ages, and will be geared toward both people of color with class privilege and white people with class privilege. The content will be geared toward and most relevant to people with class privilege, though people from any class background are welcome to join.

What do we mean by “class privilege”?

Class is a complex category to define. The call will be most relevant to people who are currently or were raised upper middle class or wealthy/owning class. Another rough way to think of this is people in the top 25% of the US economy, or who were raised in the top 25% of the US economy. In 2013, average household net wealth (defined as what you own minus what you owe) for households at the 75th percentile was $316,840 (which includes home ownership).

Resource Generation organizes young people (ages 18-35) with access to wealth and class privilege to work for the equitable distribution of wealth, land, and power. We roughly define this as people in the top 10%, or whose families are in the top 10%. If this is you, we want to connect! To do so, fill out RG’s intake form. In 2013 at the 90th percentile, average household net wealth was $946,200.

If you are a wealthy person of any age and are seeking to be involved in other progressive donor communities, check out our-sponsoring organizations: Women Donors Network and Solidaire.

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