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Here is a short list of resources developed by and/or for Unitarian Universalists on class and classism. We invite you to share information on other relevant resources in the comments section below.

Commission on Appraisal Class Action: The Struggle with Class in Unitarian Universalism by The Commission on Appraisal

Conversations on Race, Class and Theology Advance Congregational Dialogues on Urban Issues.

Harris, Mark W. Elite: Uncovering Classism in Unitarian and Universalist History. Purchase the $10 paperback. And access the discussion guide.

Harris, Mark W. (2011) “A Faith of the Few?” UU World, pp 22-27

Harris, Mark W. (June 2008) A Faith for a Few? a lecture given at the UUA General Assembly, Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.

Muder, Doug. (Fall 2007) “Not My Father’s Religion,” in UU World

Current Study/Action Issue – Escalating Inequality

Universal Class Issues

Strategies for Addressing Class

Collins, Chuck, 99 to 1: How Wealth Inequality is Wrecking the World and What We Can Do About It, Berrett-Koehler, 2012.

United for a Fair Economy website

Robert Reich’s blog

Turpin, Cadence, A Better Way to Introduce Your Friends at Parties, storylineblog.com

Available for purchase from our partner Class Action

Reading Classes: On Culture and Classism in America, a book by Barbara Jensen

Created Equal, the only high school curriculum on class and classism

Cross-Class Dialogue Manual, Class Action’s founders guide others to replicate their transformative experience

Class Matters: Cross-Class Alliance Building for Middle Class Activists, a book by Betsy Leondar-Wright

The Color of Wealth: The Story Behind the U.S. Racial Wealth Divide

 Enough, DVD and curriculum, a conversation-provoking 11-minute video by 13-year-old Zoe Greenberg.

Intersection of Class and Other Forms of Bias

hooks, bell. Where We Stand: Class Matters. Routledge, 2000

James, Selma, Sex, Race and Class – The Perspective of Winning: A Selection of Writings 1952-2011, PM Press. 2012

Lubrano, Al, Limbo: Blue Collar Roots, White Collar Dreams, John Wiley & Sons, 2003

Stout, Linda, Bridging the Class Divide and Other Lessons for Grassroots Organizing, Beacon, 1996

Sumi Cho, Kimberlé Williams Crenshaw, and Leslie McCall, “Toward a Field of Intersectionality Studies: Theory, Applications, and Praxis,” in “Intersectionality:Theorizing Power, Empowering Theory,” special issue, Signs 38, no. 4 (Summer 2013), pp. 785-810

The Classroom Project


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