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Dealing with Classism & Economic Inequality in Community

October 14, 2020 @ 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM EDT ,  $10 – $45


Class, Economics, Community and Culture


g 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. During this two-hour workshop for community starters and residents, we will take a deep dive into class dynamics that impact the creation of sustainable intentional communities. Economic relationships and systems can be one of the toughest nuts for communities to crack.

This workshop offers a non-judgemental environment to explore questions of economics and class and how they relate to our efforts to build community, and a sustainable, resilient world. We will also talk about the importance and challenges of cross-class cooperation in getting your community landed and further developed.


Workshop Agenda:

What is Classism?

Privilege “Walk” 

Discussion: Class Dynamics in Your Life

A Community Example of Classism

Addressing Economic Insecurity

Exercise: 8-minute Life Stories

Cross-Class Cooperation and Community

Resources – Q&A


Register above to join this live workshop on Zoom and/or to receive the recording in case you can’t make it. Wednesday, October 14th | 1-3pm pacific / 4-6pm eastern (See your local time). 



Workshop Instructor

Yana Ludwig has 24 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’slatest book, Together Resilient: Building Community in the Age of Climate Disruption, was awarded the Communal Studies Association 2017 Book of the Year Award. She is the former Executive Director of both the Center for Sustainable and Cooperative Culture at Dancing Rabbit Ecovillage, and Commonomics USA, an economic justice organization. Her 2013 TEDx talk, Sustainable is Possible! kicked off a new 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. Learn more about Yana at yanaludwig.net



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October 14, 2020
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM EDT
$10 – $45

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