Exploring Class: a training of trainers weekend with Betsy Leondar-Wright

IssueFebruary - March 2018
Feature by PN

ImageDo you want to strengthen your workshop facilitation skills? Do you want to help social change groups and mission-driven NGOs deal more skilfully with social class and classism in their own organisations, in their members’ lives and in the wider society? If so, Exploring Class may be for you.

This intensive, three-day Training of Trainers draws on several decades of work in the US and will adapt US tools to the UK class system. This residential draws in particular from the experience of Class Action, a US organisation that conducts workshops for schools, NGOs, religious organisations, social change organisations, and grant-making foundations. In these workshops, participants share class life stories, identify organisational classism and make action plans for class inclusion and class/race justice.

Our lead trainer is Betsy Leondar-Wright, one of the co-founders of Class Action. She comes from an upper-middle-class background. The author of Missing Class: Strengthening Social Movement Groups by Seeing Class Cultures, Betsy has facilitated over 100 class and classism workshops since the 1980s, including three weekend Class Action Trainings of Trainers.

More information will be available soon on the events section of the Peace News website. Please feel free to contact Peace News editor Milan Rai on 07980 748 555 or via skillingup@peacenews.info

Topics: Class