Our work is separated into three campaigns against class inequality: establishing positions for working class representatives, platforming and developing working class voices, and connecting working class activists.
Campaigning for Explicit, Permanent Representation
The fight against structural classism needs a structural approach.
By supporting activists inside different universities, unions, political parties and other parts of public life to establish Working Class Officers, Caucuses and Collectives, we can ensure a level of consistency and visibility that the struggle for class equality desperately needs. The success of our movement shouldn’t be tied to any one activist or organisation, and by creating explicit, permanent positions for working class representatives in public life we can make sure that it isn’t.
We’re establishing a national network of explicit working class representatives to support working class members of their community, advocate for class equality in their organisations, and take up the fight against structural classism. If you’d like to get involved, think your community needs a working class representative, or just want to find out more, drop us a line at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Platforming Working Class Voices
When we don’t speak for ourselves other people speak for us - without a consistent platform for working class voices, the most diverse and complex class in Britain can be misrepresented as 30 million Tommy Robinsons. Just as importantly, when we don’t talk to each other we can lose our class identity. By allowing ourselves to be shut out of the media, we forfeit one of the only advantages working class movements have: our numbers.
We’re running three campaigns to create platforms that connect, equip and empower working class people and communities:
Reclaiming Research attempts to open up academia by turning inaccessible academic research into brief, engaging pieces of educational content.
An Epidemic of Silence is our research project that’s looking into the links between class, masculinity and health to understand why working class men are so disproportionately at risk of dying by suicide.
Connecting Working Class Activists
Our third campaign is less something we do than something we are: an active and growing network of working class activists.
The fight for real, permanent class equality is in a place of both opportunity and crisis. A decade of crushing, unnecessary austerity has created the potential for a huge working class movement, and it’s far from inevitable that this movement will be driven by the fear-mongering of the far right. But, at the same time, recent years have seen the lowest number of workers involved in industrial action since the 1800s and a cultural collapse in solidarity. A mass movement is within reach, but it’s definitely not guaranteed and won’t come together without mass collaboration.
If you or your organisation want to work together in educating, agitating and organising, email email@example.com x.