Table of Contents
Healing Into Action: A Leadership Guide
for Creating Diverse Communities
by Cherie Brown and
George Mazza. (Washington, DC: National Coalition Building
Institute, 1997.) Offers simple, common-sense principles
for building relationships across race, class, ethnicity,
Fear of Falling: The Inner Life of
the Middle Class
by Barbara Ehrenreich. (N.Y.: HarperCollins, 1989.) An
insightful book that examines the insecurities of the
middle class in the United States.
The American Class Structure: A New
Dennis Gilbert and Joseph Kahl. Fifth Edition. (New
York: Wadsworth, 1997.) A scholarly, but accessible
and dynamic analysis of the U.S. class system.
Money and Class in
: Notes and Observations
on Our Civil Religion
by Lewis Lapham. (New York: Weidenfeld,
1988.) A witty, satiric analysis of wealth in the American
"Money and the Shape of Things"
by Minnie Bruce Pratt
Rebellion: Essays 1980-1991
(Ithaca, NY: Firebrand,
1991.) A moving autobiographical essay and critique
of the impact of class.
Bridging the Class Divide and Other
Lessons for Grassroots Organizing
by Linda Stout. (Boston: Beacon, 1996.)
A personal story of building multi-class community organizations
based on partnership, not paternalism.
, 1996 An analysis of the state of the world, and impact of the
growing global disparity of rich and poor.
"Coming Out About Money: Cost Sharing
Across Class Lines"
by Felice Yeskel in
Bridges: A Journal
for Jewish Feminists and Our Friends
1992.) Explains how groups can explore their class backgrounds
and share conference costs more equitably.
Diversity (and Class) Awareness Training:
agencies and trainers do consulting and workshops for
individuals, nonprofits, universities, government, and
businesses, to increase understanding and sensitivity
in addressing human relations relating to class and
other social barriers.
Amherst, MA 01004
Coalition Building Institute
K St. N.W. Suite 715
Washington, D.C. 20006
Re-evaluation Co-counseling (RC):
skills that can enrich all areas of life. Besides teaching
a method of peer counseling used by hundreds of thousands
world-wide, RC also offers a variety of journals and
support groups including ones specifically for people
from certain class backgrounds (e.g., working class,
middle class, and owning class). RC also focuses on
how to be strong allies to people from other classes.
Re-evaluation Counseling Communities
Ministry of Money:
A Christian ministry
for people with wealth seeking to live with greater
justice in relation to their money. One of the Ministry's
major programs is leading third world pilgrimages to
provide wealthy Christians with life-changing, "hands
on" involvement with the poor in places such as Haiti, Ethiopia, and Bosnia. Another program,
Women's Perspective, runs cross-class workshops in the
Ministry of Money
Professional Drive, #220
Gaithersburg, MD 20879
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