News, Views, and Information about Disability

Disability News, Views, Information, and Literature

Thursday, November 8, 2012

Help Undo Classism in Maine: "No Class" in Lewiston 11/17

If you grew up poor or working class, are low income now, or know others in those categories, we especially want you/them to get involved in No Class.

Help No Class to Undo Classism in Maine—Come to Lewiston on November 17

Does Class “Warfare” exist in the United States? Sure it does, and it has for centuries, at least from the time Europeans arrived on this continent. There’s been class discrimination, with the wealthier trying to exert social and economic power over others, ever since.

If you really hate classism and want to do something about it, this announcement is for you.

No Class was formed in Maine about ten years ago to undo many of the effects of classism on our state. It has talked about classism, that 900-pound gorilla-of-an-issue few recognize or do something about. The group has done workshops for groups on how classism hurts our state and all our people, done consciousness-raising for those raised working class or poor, brought up sliding scale costs for events and services, and been a voice in Maine for ending classism.

We in No Class need new people to join us and speak out against class discrimination, especially discrimination against those who are low income or working class. We have a core group that continues, but we need new members to get involved. We especially want people who grew up poor or working class or who are low income now.

If you’d like to become a part of No Class or at least check us out, we’ll be meeting on Saturday, November 17th, 2012, from noon to 3 PM in the first floor meeting room of the B Street Community Center, corner of Birch and Bates Streets, in downtown Lewiston near Kennedy Park. We’ll have a potluck from noon to 1 PM, then see what ideas older or newer people would like to see No Class work on from 1-3 PM. We want to start working on specific projects again, too.

If you want to find out more, need directions or transportation, or are interested but can’t come on November 17, contact Larry Dansinger, No Class, (207) 525-7776 or

No comments:

Post a Comment

Your comment will become visible after it is approved. Thank you for commenting!