Poverty is Not Neglect and We are Not Powerless:
Mothers reclaim our children back from the child welfare industry.
Just days after Israeli commandos murdered at least nine unarmed people on the Free Gaza Flotilla and wounded many others, Joan Armatrading played in Tel Aviv, lining her pockets with blood money, and ignoring calls from the Palestinian people and supporters around the world to respect the boycott.
GIVEN our debt to Haiti whose 1804 revolution led the way for the abolition of slavery in the Americas, defeating Napoleon’s Army, the most powerful of its day, and establishing the first Black republic; and
GIVEN that after the revolution Haiti gave refuge to Simon Bolivar, the liberator of Latin America, and gave him ships and fighters, and that Haiti intercepted slave ships and freed their human cargo; and
Self-help, multi-racial action and support groups of mothers, other family members, former social workers, foster parents & supporters in Los Angeles and Philadelphia working together against the unjust removal of children from their families by the Department of Human Services (DHS) and the Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS). Children are often snatched, not because of abuse or neglect, but because of poverty, sexism and racism.
Date: Saturday, 19 June 2010 - 12:00am - Friday, 25 June 2010 - 5:00pm
Location: US Social Forum, Detroit
Pre-conference: Assembly of Jews: Confronting Racism and Israeli Apartheid June 19-22 see website for details. Selma James international coordinator of the GWS from London on opening panel. http://www.jewsconfrontapartheid.org
PMA: Building a Movement to Combat Increased US Militarism
Wed June 23 1 - 5:30pm Cobo Hall D3-19
Co-ordinator of Global Women's Strike
Quoted in NY Times Op-Ed: Pay People to Cook at Home!
Speaking at The Life and Legacy of C.L.R. James Conference
In the Guardian: From welfare to wages, women fight back against the uncaring market
More Guardian articles
Listen to speak in Ireland: "How can women defeat austerity?"
Other countries we work with (so far...)
Sojourner Truth Radio
Margaret Prescod on Sojourner Truth Pacifica Radio, KPFK, Tuesdays.
News on US domestic & foreign policy. Cutting-edge interviews with women, people of color & others around the world.
KPFK's Margaret Prescod named Best Radio Personality - 2012 by OC Weekly!
Sojourner Truth website
UK Fri 17th May 13
Letter to The Guardian reporting on launch of petition 'Invest in a caring society. A living wage for mothers and other carers.'UK Thu 16th May 13
Messages of support to launch of petition Invest in a caring society. A living wage for mothers and other carers.UK Thu 16th May 13
Mon 13th May 13
USA Sat 11th May 13