Our progressive faith has devoted significant resources over multiple decades toward expanding our understanding of, respect for, and substantive progress toward greater inclusion of historically marginalized people.
While our diversity focus has been both wide and deep, we have not had the opportunity to explore class and classism at the same level as racism, sexism, and other forms of oppression. In reality, classism is often at the root of problems that are misinterpreted as other forms of bias.
UU Class Conversations helps congregations and organizations better understand the strengths and challenges of class differences and of each class background. Workshop participants develop language, concepts, and strategies to bridge class differences and issues, while considering the intersection between class and race and other issues of oppression. The workshops can help participants learn to avoid the miscommunication and distrust that can weaken our efforts to build strong coalitions for social change. Cross-class communication helps strengthen our commitment to social justice and our effectiveness in making change.