Online Training: Class Privilege and Activism

December 22, 2016 @ 8:00 pm – 9:30 pm

Social Justice — Please join Resource Generation, Solidaire, and the Women Donors Network for an online training on Class Privilege and Activism on Thursday, December 22nd at 8pm ET/5pm PT.

Resource Generation organizes young people with wealth and class privilege in the U.S. to become transformative leaders working towards the equitable distribution of wealth, land and power. Those of us with class privilege and wealth have many roles to play towards creating a more just world. It’s important that we understand our privilege and power so we can effectively collaborate across lines of class and with movements led by communities most impacted by injustice.

This 101 training is geared toward people with class privilege of all ages and will be most relevant for those in the top 25% of the US economy.* Please share widely with your friends, family, and social justice networks!

The training will cover two main topics:
1) How to leverage our privilege to support progressive change, and
2) Building our awareness of how class privilege shows up in activism and how to be effective collaborators with people who are poor, working class, and middle class.

*Who is the training for?

The webinar will prepare you to take action for change. It is open to people of all ages, and will be geared toward both people of color with class privilege and white people with class privilege. The content will be geared toward and most relevant to people with class privilege, though people from any class background are welcome to join.

What do we mean by “class privilege”?

Class is a complex category to define. It includes education, jobs, home ownership, income, debt, and your parent’s education, jobs, home ownership, etc. Class can also change over time. The call will be most relevant to people who are currently or were raised upper middle class or wealthy/owning class. *Another rough way to think of this is people in the top 25% of the US economy, or who were raised in the top 25% of the US economy. In 2013, average household net wealth (defined as what you own minus what you owe) for households at the 75th percentile was $316,840 (which includes home ownership).