Classism is the systematic oppression of subordinate class groups with the aim to advantage dominant class groups. It is the systemic attribution of value-based characteristics to social class. Classism is perpetuated by a belief system that classifies people according to their economic status, family background, job status, education level, and other distinguishing characteristics. Class-based discrimination affects poor, unemployed and homeless people as well as those who are first generation students and working-class people. The talk will address classism in the cultural field.