|Fwd: Class Story-Sharing Jams in 7 cities: Authors share their stories from "Class Lives"||<– Date –> <– Thread –>|
|From: Scott Jackson (sjackzen46gmail.com)|
|Date: Tue, 14 Apr 2015 16:07:04 -0700 (PDT)|
It's not about climate change, but I thought I'd forward this email from Betsy Leonder-Wright, the founder of Class Action who was here last spring to lead a powerful workshop on class at FUS, about a *Class Lives* book event in Minneapolis on June 14 (click on the first link for details). (If someone could post it on the FUS listserv, which I can't, I'd appreciate it. Thanks.) Scott Jackson sjackzen46 [at] gmail.com ---------- Forwarded message ---------- From: Class Action <info [at] classism.org> Date: Tue, Apr 14, 2015 at 3:01 PM Subject: Class Story-Sharing Jams in 7 cities: Authors share their stories from "Class Lives" To: sjackzen46 [at] gmail.com [image: Class Action] [image: Facebook Icon] <http://act.ips-dc.org/site/R?i=hkUPoJ5xTPc0f6YeoI9Mtw>[image: Twitter Icon] <http://act.ips-dc.org/site/R?i=zuTKL6UedF6Iytf5AWJg8g>[image: Donate] <http://act.ips-dc.org/site/R?i=svNgSKnyt7p8mcLCy3cImQ> It's happening in Philadelphia (tomorrow)! In Springfield MA! New York! Denver! DC! Minneapolis! Seattle! At book events all over the US <http://act.ips-dc.org/site/R?i=pbGEFmICValPQ4cvcumuuA>, contributors to our new anthology *Class Lives <http://act.ips-dc.org/site/R?i=tsffK1qoE50_qIw4azs3Lw>* will read their stories and inspire others to tell theirs. Already we've seen the emotions unleashed by breaking the silence about our diverse class stories: - At the West Philadelphia event last week, two of the authors cried while reading their poverty and wealth childhood stories, and listeners cried with them. - At the book launch party in Boston, there was lots of laughter. One highlight of the open mic was when a formerly homeless man told a funny story about outwitting security guards to get a warm place to sleep. Many of us wore funny class-ID tags (for example, "My class identity fell off a cliff," "Lucky Ducky" and "Pissed off to be poor") that were great conversation-starters. We believe *Class Lives* has a vast potential audience, and a powerful potential impact. Have you read it yet? If not, you can ask your local library to order it, and/or buy a copy online from Class Action's store <http://act.ips-dc.org/site/R?i=bWmwyZ1vdCuQk67yQz3avQ>. If you have read it, you know how amazing the stories are; you can help spread the word by reviewing it on Amazon <http://act.ips-dc.org/site/R?i=MKzvNosF29fvfuwqHFHajw> so it comes up higher in search engines. Do you know high school teachers or college faculty who might want to assign *Class Lives* in their courses? We now have supplemental instructor guides for social science and English courses <http://act.ips-dc.org/site/R?i=E1KPhTjp3Yoq6pFi3jNZOw>. If you don't live in one of the seven cities with upcoming events, but you have a class story to tell, you can submit it here <http://act.ips-dc.org/site/R?i=FtGIgOX7uNkDTzV67YxfJQ> - and read others' newly written class stories here <http://act.ips-dc.org/site/R?i=FOJgP4K3XmGaRxuKTkhFew>. Because we at Class Action know the transformative power of sharing class life stories, we don't see *Class Lives* as just a book, but a spark to ignite a wildfire of resistance to class injustice. We invite you to join us in fanning the flames. Betsy Leondar-Wright, a proud contributor to and publicist for *Class Lives* Class Action *A project of the Institute for Policy Studies* 30 Germania Street | Building L | Jamaica Plain, MA 02130 (617) 477-8635 http://classism.org/ <http://act.ips-dc.org/site/R?i=9yx8gCnq-PA4NIvd6hMYWw> Unsubscribe <http://ips.convio.net/site/CO?i=qJW3C4vHm0AsMDuzcclG8huIXfnyH20a&cid=1037> | Forward to a Friend <http://act.ips-dc.org/site/R?i=uSx6B_Gl0LDjEfrfeXvmew>
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