Welfare rights movement -- United States
Found in 8 Collections and/or Records:
Michaelann Bewsee was a longtime welfare rights activist who co-founded Arise for Social Justice in 1985 and served as its executive director until her retirement in 2018. She lived her entire life in Springfield, Massachusetts, where she died in 2019. This small collection contains unpublished poetry written by Arise for Social Justice co-founder Michaelann Bewsee.
Welfare rights activist organization. The records document the work of this welfare rights organization based in the Boston area, as well as work done by the grassroots organization Advocacy for Resources for Modern Survival (ARMS). Major topics include welfare reform, economic justice, poverty, homelessness, grassroots organizing, and cross-class and bi-racial women's organizations. Especially well-documented is co-founder Dottie Stevens' 1990 Massachusetts gubernatorial campaign.
Women of color grassroots network; Welfare rights, reproductive rights, and women's health advocacy organization in Oakland, California. Records include publications, pamphlets and catalogs of the WCRC; programming materials, conference reports, background research files, and audiovisual material.