From Awareness to Action: How understanding race, class and gender privilege can help us build a more just and equitable society – a talk with Chris Crass

22 Feb

Chris Crass comes to Kingston!

Wednesday March 5, 1-2:30pm
Robert Sutherland Room, JDUC, Queen’s Campus (99 University Ave)

American society is far more diverse because of the gains of the Civil Rights, feminist, Lesbian and Gay, immigrant and disability rights movements which have changed laws, broken barriers, and transformed how people relate to one another. How can we move from personal awareness to collective action for equality? Author and organizer Chris Crass will draw lessons from American social movements as well as his own experiences in social movements over the past 25 years to help us see how divisions of race, class and gender can become bridges to help expand democracy and create healthier communities. From civil rights and women’s liberation to Occupy Wall Street and immigrant justice, Crass brings together effective strategies for social change that have put awareness of privilege into action that can further democracy for us all. 

Sponsored by: CUPE Local 2202, Kingston and District Labour Council, Levana Gender Advocacy Centre, OPIRG Kingston, PSAC Women’s Committee, Queen’s University Department of Sociology, The Society of Graduate and Professional Students (SGPS), Studies in National and International Development (SNID), and We Don’t Stop Kingston.

Check out the facebook event here:

https://www.facebook.com/events/287347994747881/?ref_dashboard_filter=upcoming&source=1Image

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