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Chris Crass writes and speaks widely on anti-racist organizing, feminism for men, strategies to build visionary movements, and creating healthy culture and leadership for progressive activism. His first book, Towards Collective Liberation: Anti-Racist Organizing, Feminist Praxis, and Movement Building Strategy (2013, PM Press), draws lessons from his organizing over the past 27 years, along with case studies of historic and contemporary anti-racist organizing. His essays have been translated into half a dozen languages, taught in hundreds of classrooms, and published in over a dozen anthologies including Globalize Liberation: How to Uproot the System and Build a Better World, On the Road to Healing: An Anthology for Men Ending Sexism, and We Have Not Been Moved: Resisting Racism and Militarism in 21st Century America.

Chris was a founder of the Catalyst Project, which is a center for anti-racist/racial justice political education, leadership development, and multiracial movement building. Catalyst Project uses a collective liberation vision and strategy to help unite white communities to multiracial racial justice efforts. He was the co-coordinator of Catalyst Project from 2000-2011. Through Catalyst Project, Chris was part of the original cohort that helped launch the national network SURJ (Showing Up For Racial Justice), which organizes white people to work for racial justice. He served on the SURJ leadership team and works with SURJ to connect white people around the country to the network, and supports local SURJ chapters through political education events. He is a speaker with Speak Out: The Institute for Democratic Education and Culture, which is dedicated to the advancement of education, racial and social justice, cultural literacy, leadership development and activism. Rooted in his Unitarian Universalist faith, Chris works with congregations, seminaries, and religious leaders to build up the spiritual/religious Left.

He lives in Nashville, Tennessee, with his partner, Jardana Peacock, and their sons River and August.


Books by Chris Crass