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What’s Your Story? ‘Class Lives’ Book Release And Class Story Slam!

Thursday, December 11 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

First Church JP, 6 Eliot St
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Please join the Jamaica Plain Forum and Class Action, and friends as we celebrate the release of Class Action’s newest book – Class Lives: Stories from Across our Economic Divide (Cornell University Press 2014). We’ll hear some juicy stories from our editors and contributors and, if you are so inclined, participate in our mini-Story Slam with your own 3 minute stories.


The stories in Class Lives are both gripping and inspiring. This anthology of narratives dramatizes the lived experience of class in America. Forty original essays from authors who represent a range of classes, genders, races, ethnicities, ages, and occupations across the United States. Born into poverty, working class, the middle class, and the owning class—and every place in between—the contributors describe their class journeys in narrative form, recounting one or two key stories that illustrate their growing awareness of class and their place, changing or stable, within the class system.

Why focus on drawing out people’s class stories? Hearing stories from across the class spectrum opens up hearts and minds to class analysis, and inspires cross-class solidarity and action to close the economic divide. Stories represent the real people behind all the charts and graphs on inequality we see so frequently.

Boston area editors: Chuck Collins, Jennifer Ladd and Maynard Seider.

Boston area contributors include: Chuck Collins, Anne Ellinger, Karen Estrella, Jacques Fleury, Jennifer Ladd, Betsy Leondar-Wright and John Rosario-Perez,

More information about the anthology at www.classism.org/class-lives

Books will be for sale at the event for $20. You can also enter to win a book by submitting a class-related story that’s 350 words or less here: www.classism.org/share-story



Thursday 11 December 2014
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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First Church JP
6 Eliot St
Jamaica Plain, 02130 United States
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