Session Type(s): Training
Training Tag(s): Communications
Starts: Thursday, Aug. 13 4:00 PM (Eastern)
Ends: Thursday, Aug. 13 4:50 PM (Eastern)
The race-class approach opens up new possibilities for building our multi-racial progressive majority. We created the Race-Class Academy to help organizations (a) train their trainers, (b) educate their members, and/or (c) conduct outreach and canvassing. The Academy explains how powerful elites weaponize racism, what this means for racial and economic justice, and why race-class messages are the most persuasive political messages available today. The Academy includes 12 short videos, each under 140 seconds, that break race-class ideas into digestible chunks, as well as discussion guides and suggested exercises. The goal is to help as many organizations and individuals as possible learn–and teach–the race-class approach. Come hear about this empowering toolkit and talk with its creators.
Brittaney is a communications strategist and founder of Black Coffee Creative. She is passionate about racial and economic justice and uses her communications skills to translate public policy and program design into ideas that move people to action.
Prior to founding her own consultancy, Brittaney advocated for the financial rights of incarcerated people and their families through campaigns like #BantheBox and #PrisonPhoneJustice. She also spent two years as the Community Engagement Director for ALL IN Alameda County, where she trained community leaders in community-based research and advocacy.
Brittaney loves experimenting with content creation for user engagement and scenario planning for progressive campaigns. She holds a Master of Public Policy degree from UC Berkeley’s Goldman School of Public Policy.
Ian Haney López is the originator of the race-class approach to beating dog whistle politics. A law professor at UC Berkeley who specializes in Critical Race Theory, his focus for the last decade has been on the use of racism as a class weapon in electoral politics, and how to respond. In Dog Whistle Politics (2014), he detailed the fifty-year history of coded racism in American politics. He then co-chaired the AFL-CIO’s Advisory Council on Racial and Economic Justice, along with Dorian Warren and Ana Avendaño, and co-founded the Race-Class Narrative Project, along with Anat Shenker-Osorio and Heather McGhee. In Merge Left: Fusing Race and Class, Winning Elections, and Saving America (2019), Ian explains Trump’s complex relationship with dog whistling and further develops the race-class response.
Ian is the Chief Justice Earl Warren Professor of Public Law at the University of California, Berkeley. He has published four books and two anthologies, and lives in Richmond, California.