Chris Crass

Chris Crass

Chris Crass is a longtime organizer working to build powerful working class-based, feminist, multiracial movements for collective liberation. Throughout the 1990s, he was an organizer with Food Not Bombs, an economic justice anti-poverty group, strengthening the direct action-based anti-capitalist Left. In the 2000s, he was an organizer with the Catalyst Project, which combines political education and organizing to develop and support anti-racist politics, leadership, and organization in white communities and builds dynamic multiracial alliances locally and nationally. He has written and spoken widely about anti-racist organizing, lessons from women of color feminism, strategies to build visionary movements, and leadership for liberation. He graduated from San Francisco State University in Race, Class, Gender and Power Studies and currently lives in Knoxville, Tennessee with his partner and their son, River. He is a member of the Tennessee Valley Unitarian Universalist Church.

White People in Solidarity with Black Lives Matter: Dara Silverman and Chris Crass on The Laura Flanders Show


Towards Collective Liberation: Anti-Racist Organizing, Feminist Praxis, and Movement Building Strategy

Towards Collective Liberation: Anti-Racist Organizing, Feminist Praxis, and Movement Building Strategy

SKU: 9781604866544
Author: Chris Crass • Introduction by Chris Dixon • Foreword by Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz
Publisher: PM Press
ISBN: 9781604866544
Published: 4/2013
Format: Paperback, ePub, mobi, PDF
Size: 6 x 9
Page count: 320
Subjects: Politics–Activism

Praise

“In his writing and organizing, Chris Crass has been at the forefront of building the grassroots, multi-racial, feminist movements for justice we need. Towards Collective Liberation takes on questions of leadership, building democratic organizations, and movement strategy, on a very personal level that invites us all to experiment and practice the way we live our values while struggling for systemic change.”
—Elizabeth ‘Betita’ Martinez, founder of the Institute for Multiracial Justice and author of De Colores Means All of Us: Latina Views for a Multi-Colored Century

“Chris Crass goes into the grassroots to produce a political vision that will catalyze political change. These are words from the heart, overflowing onto the streets.”
—Vijay Prashad, author of Darker Nations: A People’s History of the Third World

“A deeply important, engaged, and learned defense of anarchism, class politics, and anti-racism. Grounded in study, organizing, and struggle, Towards Collective Liberation is a significant contribution to the recent history of the U.S. left.”
—David Roediger, author of Wages of Whiteness

“In his activism and writing, Chris Crass has been able to articulate and practice a transformative model for social change. Guided by a vision of collective liberation that centers the experience and leadership of women of color, Chris has done groundbreaking work to realize the revolutionary potential of grassroots multiracial alliances.”
—Harsha Walia, co-founder of No One Is Illegal and Radical Desis

“Chris Crass offers penetrating analysis and a keen understanding of the political and cultural dynamics shaping the U.S. We can all learn from reading this.”
—Rev. David Billings, The People’s Institute for Survival and Beyond



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