Fall 2020 Classes: Exploring Class and Classism, Intersections and Our Daily Lives
Rhonda Soto knows how important and challenging it is to build awareness around issues of race and class. Rhonda, who is bi-racial and grew up in Harlem, NY, has been exposed to various forms of racism and classism throughout her life. She earned a bachelor’s degree from Mount Holyoke College, and was inspired to deeply examine the impact classism and racism have on society. Rhonda has worked with teens in a transitional shelter, and with GED students preparing for college. She previously worked as the Race and Class Intersections Coordinator for Class Action, a National Non-Profit, and attributes her Social Class Lens to Late Co-Founder Felice Yeskel. She is a vocal advocate, trainer, and national consultant around issues of diversity, as well as a Founding Member of the Paulo Freire Social Justice Charter School in Holyoke.