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Description - Classified by Karen Pittelman

This book speaks specifically to people of privilege who want to enforce social change for the better. The fight for economic justice can draw some stark battle lines. It's often painted as an 'us versus them' war, with the rich in the role of 'them,' and everyone else cast as "us." So where does that leave young people who believe in social change? Afraid of being branded the enemy, yet deeply committed to social justice, they're left wandering in a confusing no man's land. This conflict can lead most young people with wealth to keep their privilege hidden - making it impossible for them to bring their resources, access and connections to the struggle for social change. "Classified" is a resource guide for people with class privilege who are tired of cover-ups, who are ready to dig through the buried files and figure out how their privilege really works. Complete with comics, exercises and personal stories, "Classified" gives its readers the tools they need to stop hiding their privilege and instead put it to work for social change.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781933368085
ISBN-10: 193336808X
Format: Paperback
(229mm x 178mm x mm)
Pages: 284
Imprint: Soft Skull Press
Publisher: Counterpoint
Publish Date: 23-Dec-2005
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Karen Pittelman

Karen Pittelman has worked with Resource Generation for the last five years, including serving as RG's program coordinator. At 25 she dissolved her three million dollar trust fund to co-found the Chahara Foundation, a fund run by and for low income women activists in Boston. She's now 30 and living and writing in her hometown of New York City. Resource Generation offers a variety of programs for young people with wealth to explore how their financial resources relate to social justice and provide tools for them to take action.