Competition vs. Solidarity: Exploring The Relationship Between Capitalism and White Supremacy Session Code: 2109

Six 60-minute Zoom sessions

Saturdays, 12Noon - 1:00 PM (CST) 9/25/21 — 11/6/21

Cost: $200 per person*


To register, click the link to the right

Facilitator: Ryan Williams-Virden

Meeting dates via Zoom

  • October 9th

  • October 16th

  • October 23rd

  • October 30th

  • November 6th

  • November 13th


A six session series exploring the intersection of race and class in American society with the goal of understanding the intimate connection between economic and racial justice. 


Session 1: Birthing racialized capitalism

Session 2: Buying loyalty: the price of whiteness

Session 3: A not so New Deal: creating the white middle class

Session 4: Economic anxiety and white supremacy 

Session 5: Anti-racism, identity politics, and whiteness

Session 6: Cooperative multicultural economies

* We do not want cost to barrier to participation. We have a sliding tuition scale available, so please reach out to the facilitator, Ryan (, to discuss payment.

Ryan Virden is an educator, author, and cultural worker based in Minneapolis. Ryan  works with individuals and organizations to develop mindsets and build skills for communication across lines of difference. He is particularly interested in looking at the intersections of race, class and gender. He has authored several pieces which can be found at Teaching for Tolerance, The Good Men Project, Twin Cities Daily Planet, Teaching While White among several other platforms. Ryan has a bachelor’s degree in Social Studies, as well as  MLS and M. Ed degrees focused on critical studies, equity and inclusion.