In the land of unequal opportunities? Class divisions in Iceland

18. 09, 2018

[et_pb_section bb_built=”1″][et_pb_row][et_pb_column type=”4_4″][et_pb_text _builder_version=”3.9″]We are all different, yet we believe we should all have equal opportunities. But are opportunities in fact equal when values are divide unequally between classes?Efling Trade Union invites you to a meeting in Gerðuberg, on Saturday, 22nd September at 2:30 pm, where class divisions in Iceland will be discussed. The meeting will take a form of a debate between Daníel Örn Arnarson, Efling´s board member, and Guðmundur Ævar Oddsson, sociologist researching class divisions and class consciousness in Iceland.The debate will revolve around the following questions:What exactly does the word ´class´ mean? What classes are there in Iceland? Are class divisions unjust? Are class divisions natural or can they be changed? Is it true that the classes are less divided in Iceland than in other countries? Is it possible to move between classes? Are Icelanders conscious of which class they belong to? Have the divisions between classes evolved in the last years? What influence can the trade unions have on the class divisions? Why do we talk about class struggle and class consciousness? Is there a conflict of interests between classes, or can they stand together, side by side?The meeting will be streamed live and recorded, to enable people who cannot attend the meeting to watch from home. A live, on-screen English translation of the meeting’s content will be provided.Members of Efling and everybody that are interested in social issues are welcome to join the meeting. Coffee and refreshments will be offered at the end of the meeting.Guests with children can register for child-care in the Gerðuberg Library – registration is over but everybody is welcome to join the meeting.[/et_pb_text][/et_pb_column][/et_pb_row][/et_pb_section]