Born into a lower middle class family, Denise was raised in Western Massachusetts as an only child for 11 years. Her parents, both “strivers” increased their educational and earning power in conjunction with opportunities previously unavailable to African-Americans thanks to the civil rights movement. They were able to offer Denise dance and instrument lessons, summer camp, French camp and more. As a young child, she was often in the company of upper middle class children in these settings and working class and lower middle children in her neighborhood. Her parents prepared her to fit in with all groups. Today, Denise is a marketing, communications and training strategist working with nonprofits and small businesses as the principal of Moorehead Creative Solutions. She recently cofounded UU Class Conversations, which provides training and organizing support to Unitarian Universalist congregations and organizations working to make the denomination more class-inclusive.
About Annie Hamilton
Annie grew up with her mom and sister in Stone Mountain, GA a suburb of Atlanta. Being raised by a single-parent resulted in few financial resources but because of her mother’s education Annie and her sister were able to navigate complicated financial aid systems to gain access to private school and club sports teams. Annie graduated from Wellesley College in 2014 with a dual degree in Economics and Women and Gender Studies. Her interest in social justice solidified while interning with a domestic violence group in Chicago. Annie is the Administrative Coordinator at Class Action.