Statera Foundation is thrilled to announce Chris Crass as our first featured speaker at Statera Conference 2016. Chris has dedicated his life and work to building powerful working class-based, feminist, multicultural movements for collective liberation. This winter, our Creative Director, Sarah Greenman, attended one of Chris' racial justice workshops in Dallas, Texas. "Chris is a compassionate visionary," says Sarah, "and his ability to bring everyone in the room together, even in spite of difficult realizations, personal biases and collective blind spots, is nothing short of phenomenal. As a fairly new organization, Statera Foundation needs this kind of guidance as we do the real and complicated work of creating gender parity in the theatre and beyond. Chris' workshop is a not-to-be-missed opportunity."
Chris' workshop will cover lots of ground, but the focus will be gender equity, collective liberation and strategies for movement building in the arts. Chris has written widely about anti-racist and social justice organizing, lessons from women of color feminism, and strategies to build visionary movements. His books include Towards the 'Other America': Anti-racist Resources for White People Taking Action for Black Lives Matter and Towards Collective Liberation: Anti-racist Organizing, Feminist Praxis, and Movement Building Strategy. Learn more by visiting his website www.chriscrass.org.
Register for Statera Foundation's 2016 Conference (October 14-16, 2016)! We will be announcing more speakers and key-notes in the coming months, but now is the time to commit and take advantage of Statera's Early Bird Registration, which ends on March 1, 2016. Join us at #StateraCon16 and be the change.
More about Chris Crass and his book, Towards Collective Liberation: