Cross Class Dialogue Circles

Cross Class Dialogue Circles

I recently had the opportunity to participate in two cross-class dialogue circles, a virtual circle …and an in-person circle ... both circles were valuable experiences for me, and being able to experience them side by side as I did was quite eye-opening.

I know that one of the sources of frustration that many folks have is the ignorance and oblivion that class and other forms of privilege enable some of us to go through our lives with, where we simply don’t see (and often don’t want to see) other people’s lived realities.  In no way am I claiming that as a result of these two cross-class dialogue circles I can now see everyone’s reality with crystal clarity. However, I am finding that I’m moving through the world with less frequent feelings of guilt, shame, and pity (and self-pity) and more of an understanding of the importance of leaving as many assumptions as possible aside…