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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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What’s New

core values phrase - white chalk handwriting on a slate blackboard,With divisive, biased language becoming the new normal, hate crimes increasing, and deadly police profiling of African Americans, Class Conversation’s work to bridge class and racial differences takes on a new urgency.

Some national figures paint a picture of the United States and the world in dystopian hues, but we know through our critical work on class and race that our faith community is creating a world that respects the interdependence of all people and things.

Join us in a Class Conversations Organizing for Change initiative near you, or contact us about organizing a workshop in your neck of the woods.

UU Class Conversations has endorsed “A Vision for Black Lives,” a carefully crafted policy platform that has been drafted by the Movement for Black Lives. Learn more about the 30+ policy recommendations created in response to the sustained and increasingly visible violence against Black communities in the U.S. and globally, And join us in endorsing this platform and coalition.

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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