May, 2011

21 May 2011 | Uncategorized

Class Culture and Cross-Class Communication

Join us on June 18!

Have you ever felt like there was an elephant in the room, and it had something to do with class, and it was putting strain on your personal or working relationships? Us too. Let’s talk about it.

In this one-day intensive workshop, we will engage with each other to practice tools to transform patterns around class in our communities. We will focus on class cultures, interpersonal patterns and concrete examples of everyday experiences. We will learn ways to name when class is happening in a room, and to start conversations about it that build common language and create opportunities for change.


Where: Newman Hall at UC Berkeley, at College and Dwight.
When: Saturday, June 18, 9:30-4:30
Cost: We are asking for a donation of $5-$250, based on your ability to pay. No one will be turned away for lack of funds. Donations will be accepted on the day of the training – there is no need to pay in advance.

Facilitated by Davey Shlasko.


Past participants in this workshop have said:

  • “I’m figuring out more clearly what is inherited class-culture values, what’s from my early life and what’s current. These are so helpful in finding language for conversations I want and need to have.”
  • “After this workshop, I started talking to my friend about class in a different way. It’s really deepened our relationship and made it easier to talk about our differences.”
  • “Since graduating from college I have been yearning for spaces in which to have intellectually engaging and emotionally present constructive conversations around difficult topics, especially class – I was excited to attend a workshop that accomplishes this and challenges participants to imagine and practice those conversations.”


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