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Same Storm, Different Boats: Examining Class and Classism in Community [Workshop]

December 2, 2021


12:00 PM

2:00 PM


December 2nd | 12:00-2:00pm Eastern

Same Storm, Different Boats: Exploring Class & Classism in Community

Join author and community founder Yana Ludwig for an interactive workshop to explore class dynamics and how we can build equitable, resilient communities.

A poem circulated during the COVID era that you may have seen challenged the assumption that we were all in the same boat. Instead, we are all in the same pandemic storm but very different boats due to our differing backgrounds, resrources, and privilege.

Similarly, while we all might arrive on a common shore when we reach a given community, we each arrive by very different means that have been influenced by many factors, including divergent class backgrounds.

Class dynamics are as sticky and historically challenging as race and gender dynamics, but there are fewer resources out there for individuals and groups who want to work on them. And economic relationships and systems can be one of the toughest nuts for communities to crack.

This workshop offers a non-judgmental environment to explore questions of economics and class and how they related to our efforts to build community and a sustainable, resilient world.

Key outcomes of this workshop:

  • What classism actually is
  • Examples of how classism shows up in communities
  • A basic framework for understanding privilege
  • Guidance for ways to make community more affordable and equitable
  • How to work with privelege and power in community

Workshop Presenter

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Yana Ludwig

Yana has 25 years of cooperative living experience, including four community start-ups. She serves on the Board of the Foundation for Intentional Community, and as a trainer and consultant for progressive projects. Yana is co-author of The Cooperative Culture Handbook: A Social Change Manual to Dismantle Toxic Culture and Build Connection and author of Together Resilient: Building Community in the Age of Climate Disruption. She is the former Executive Director of both the Center for Sustainable and Cooperative Culture at Dancing Rabbit Ecovillage, and Commonomics USA. Her 2013 TEDx talk, Sustainable is Possible! kicked off an era for her as a public speaker and advocate for communities. She is a founding member of the Solidarity Collective, an income sharing community in Laramie, WY, and a host on the community’s podcast, Solidarity House.


Workshop — Same Shore, Different Boats: Exploring Class & Classism in Community

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Date: December 2nd

Time: 12-2pm ET (see your local time)

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What a beautiful gift to our intentional community builders and leaders! FIC’s programs provide a way for thinking and concerned people to collaborate for solutions to our multitude of global crises. Thank you FIC!Terri Garcia

I am constantly impressed by the down-to-earth practicality of the FIC workshops combined with the philosophical questions that are so vital for us to explore. I’m grateful for the excellent planning and delivery of the workshops by skilled and inclusive presenters, who create a space that is both welcoming and invites participants to challenge existing ideas and world views. Well done and thank you FIC.Claire Ogden

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