Community organizer and movement theorist Chris Crass will present Towards Collective Liberation, a lecture about grassroots-level community building and social movements, on Wednesday, April 2, at 7 p.m. in the Stern Center, Great Room, 208 West Louther Street. The event is free and open to the public.
Drawing lessons from American social movements and from his own experiences working within them during the last 25 years, Crass will outline how the divisions of race, class and gender can become bridges to help expand democracy and create healthier communities. He also will explore implications for economic and social policy.
Crass is a longtime organizer who has worked to build powerful working-class-based feminist and multiracial movements for collective liberation. Throughout the 1990s, he was an organizer with Food Not Bombs, an economic justice anti-poverty group. His essays have been translated into six languages, taught in hundreds of classrooms and included in more than a dozen anthologies. His book, Towards Collective Liberation: Anti-Racist Organizing, Feminist Praxis, and Movement Building Strategy, draws lessons from his more than two decades of organizing and from case studies of historic and contemporary anti-racist organizing.
Published April 1, 2014