Cross-Class Dialogue Circle

Description: Sign up now for the 8th Cross-Class Dialogue Circle Saturdays March 17, March 31 and April 7 from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. at the Rockingham Library, 65 Westminster St. in Bellows Falls. Economic inequality is real and is hurting our communities. Be a part of the solution.

The class divide in the US is growing, and yet, we have a hard time talking about class or across class lines. Cross Class Dialogue Circles are a powerful way for people across the class spectrum to come together to talk about their experiences with class, to listen to each other’s stories and perspectives, and then to work together as change makers for economic justice. Engaging with each other across class is empowering, healing and liberating.

Cross Class Dialogue Circles bring together 10-15 community members with a diversity of class experiences, ranging from being homeless, to managing family foundations, and everything in between.

[[Our goals in meeting together are to better understand class as part of an economic system, our own experience with class, and how it shows up in our daily life and communication; to learn and practice strategies for engaging with each other about difficult subjects; to learn and share practical tools for contributing to economic justice; and to build stronger community ties for economic justice. We approach these goals with courage, depth, humor, and sincerity.

Cross-Class Dialogue Circle participants say:

"The realities of class are so pervasive and yet so taboo to talk about and expose. It is so valuable to learn more about its structures and roots and feel empowered to break the silence." - age 36, raised middle class, currently poverty class.

"Everyone should participate in this course. Our community would be a better place." - age 37, professional class

"I never knew why I felt so awkward growing up - we were working class, but were trying to fit into middle-class culture. That realization helped free me from shame." - age 32, working class.]]

This project is hosted by ACT for Social Justice and is supported through fiscal sponsorship of Post Oil Solutions. Organizational co-sponsors are: Marlboro College Diversity and Inclusion Task Force, Youth Services, Hilltop Montessori and Resource Generation Praxis Group. Organizational sponsors are important in ensuring the continuation of this community education opportunity.

Sign-up for the 3 day circle at www.act4socialjustice.com Childcare, Transportation, and Lunch are provided. This program is free. Please come fragrance free and nut free. For more information: email info @act4socialjustice.com or call 802-254-3400 .

Date: Saturday, March 17, 2018
Time: 9:00am-3:00pm EDT
Duration: 6 hours
Priority: 5-Medium
Access: Public
Updated: Friday, March 2, 2018 4:46pm GMT