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Classism in the News

Memo to the boss: Follow the BBC’s lead and measure class diversity, too
The BBC is doing something I think is awesome but many of my American friends think is awful: gathering information of the social class background of their recruits. The move is part of an aggressive strategy to promote more diversity both on the airwaves and behind the scenes at the public service broadcaster. The civil service has been moving in the same direction.

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Welcome and Opening Celebration for GA 2016. Photo © 2016 Nancy Pierce/UUAAs the national conversation seems to be devolving more and more into a permanent state of mean-spirited vitriol, Class conversation’s work to bridge class – and racial – differences takes on a new urgency. Given the horror of the last week with more black men killed by police, we need to do this critical work within our faith community.

Join us in Middlebury, Vt., or Rochester, Minn., on Saturday, October 1, 2016 for the 2016-2017 kick-off of the Class Conversations Organizing for Change initiative. Contact us about organizing a workshop in your neck of the woods.

Also, be sure to read our blog. The latest one looks at private property vs. public space. and be sure to read our blog post, It Will Take Courage to End This Nightmare, to find resources to act for justice – and hopefully the inspiration to do so.


Workshop participants in discussionExploring Class and Classism

UU Class Conversations provides Unitarian Universalist congregations and organizations with the tools and language to explore class and classism through a distinctly UU lens.

Building upon our faith community’s ongoing diversity work – from race to gender to sexual orientation to gender identity – the project aims to produce more welcoming congregations while strengthening our shared commitment to social justice. Download the Why Talk about Class Flyer 2015-16 for more on our project.


1 Comment

  1. Charles Barrett says:

    Hi, I will attending the workshop at South Bay Campus, First UU in Chula Vista. I am a member of Summit UU in Santee CA. I’m quite excited about this discussion as I am a retired but still active Union/community organizer working on immigrant rights issues. I would like to address the San Diego Janitors Union fight for a fair contract. Summit UU and the ICWJ (Interfaith Committee for Worker Justice) are supporting their struggle and on Maundy Thursday their will be a “Foot Washing” ceremony in downtown San Diego. I look forward to seeing you this Saturday!

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