Finding Our Way

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Finding Our Way

Finding Our Way: Race, Gender, and Nature in the Emergence of Capitalism

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In this 6-week course zoom class, we'll explore the historical foundations of modern systems of oppression and inequity, from the 1600s onward. Together, we will unpack the emergence of racism, sexism, economic injustice, and environmental neglect in the modern era in ways that provide building blocks for growth skills, systems thinking, emergence thinking, and transformative thinking.

Reading about 20 pages per week and discussing them with facilitator/teacher Matt Birkhold via zoom, we will explore how racism, sexism, labor, and a dominating attitude toward nature converged in the 1600s and created a system and culture that is racist, sexist, economically unjust, and environmentally unstable.

Matt Birkhold has almost 20 years experience as an educator, facilitator, and organizer for social and personal transformation. He has a PhD in sociology and has written widely on social movements, racial capitalism, and the relationships between race, gender, nature, and economics.

This class is part of a four part series Visionary Organizng Lab offers to build skills for Visionary Organizing.