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Meridians (2020) 19 (1): 209–236.
Published: 01 April 2020
...Diana Carolina Sierra Becerra Abstract This 2018 report reviews the organizing model of the Pioneer Valley Workers Center (PVWC), an organization based in Western Massachusetts that builds the collective power of immigrants and workers. It illustrates how the PVWC practices participatory democracy...
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Published: 01 April 2020
Figure 2. Steering Committee for Sanctuary in the Streets. Courtesy of the Pioneer Valley Workers Center. Figure 2. Steering Committee for Sanctuary in the Streets. Courtesy of the Pioneer Valley Workers Center. More
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Published: 01 April 2020
convention. All the groups will propose and voted upon the organizational platform. Courtesy of the Pioneer Valley Workers Center. Figure 3. Our 2018 proposed structure to connect the various PVWC bodies. Each body will have at least two representatives, but the worker committees will hold the most More
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Meridians (2020) 19 (1): 1–13.
Published: 01 April 2020
... and empowerment. Taking up the challenges inherent in pursuing empowerment within oppressive national circumstances, we close this issue with “Harvesting Hope: Building Worker Power at the Pioneer Valley Workers Center” by historian Diana Carolina Sierra Becerra. This In the Trenches report explains...
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Meridians (2019) 18 (2): 457–470.
Published: 01 October 2019
..., one in Saida. The organization has been working for five years on issues of racism and discrimination with the migrant communities and domestic workers in Lebanon—mostly women, because migrant domestic workers in Lebanon, worldwide too—and their children and families. The centers do school work...
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Meridians (2021) 20 (1): 218–228.
Published: 01 April 2021
...Alden Sajor Marte-Wood Content moderators. An invisible subset of business process outsourcing labor. They’re the workers reproducing the online social spaces we’ve come to depend on during this outbreak. Their affective and emotional burden is heavy. Before the pandemic, they were charged...
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Meridians (2020) 19 (S1): 155–165.
Published: 01 December 2020
... dreams, Sarah takes a few contemplative drags from her cigarette before responding. “[Activist] Jeruba Hill down in Greenville got this thing called the Worker’s Rights Center,” she says. “If I had the money I would build the biggest center that could hold people! With different sections like, welfare...
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Meridians (2019) 18 (1): 94–151.
Published: 01 April 2019
..., Oklahoma City, Louisville, Richmond, Boston, Miami, Cincinnati, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Washington, D.C., and many other locales where their organizing was less well documented, African American women set up clinics in churches, community centers, and social workers’ homes. They also took contraceptive...
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Meridians (2019) 18 (2): 261–277.
Published: 01 October 2019
... History of the Tebhaga Women’s Movement . New Delhi : Zubaan . Pieper Mooney Jadwiga . 2013 . “ Fighting Fascism and Forging New Political Activism: The Women’s International Democratic Federation (WIDF) in the Cold War .” In De-centering Cold War History: Local and Global Change , edited...
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Meridians (2021) 20 (1): 1–10.
Published: 01 April 2021
..., social, and familial lives. That most of these workers are women whose labors—whether paid or unpaid—are made invisible, devalued, and often dangerous perhaps goes without saying. Yet, Marte-Wood reminds us—as he does himself—that it must not only be said, but centered and accounted...
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Meridians (2020) 19 (S1): 508–512.
Published: 01 December 2020
... of Domestic Workers, the Black Lesbian National Seminar, and the National Front for Women in Hip Hop, the Marcha sought to reach out to all Black women involved in all sorts of social change efforts in an exceptionally wide range of places and spaces, urban and rural, governmental, religious, trade union...
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Meridians (2018) 17 (2): 219–231.
Published: 01 November 2018
... and Florence Howe. This massive task centering women’s intellectual work in African epistemologies and archives took nearly two decades of devoted, complex, and challenging work, and Busia’s memoir provides crucial insight into the making of a publication which has been central to teaching, knowledge making...
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Meridians (2020) 19 (1): 149–201.
Published: 01 April 2020
... and sanitary brigades of 1964. The FMC was integral to the development of the national daycare system, as well as the Ana Betancourt Schools for Peasant Women, which taught useful skills to prepare poor women for gainful employment, the National School for Social Workers, and Casas de las mujeres , which were...
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Meridians (2018) 17 (2): 309–324.
Published: 01 November 2018
..., and the #BringBackOurGirls campaign, which started in 2014 and is still ongoing. Though separated by time and space, in order to inspire salvationist impulses in their respective audiences both campaigns have relied on a gendered notion of imperilment that centers the image of the youthful female body threatened by sexual...
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Meridians (2020) 19 (1): 65–84.
Published: 01 April 2020
...—and the self-dealing of the PROMESA board was a large part of what mobilized people so powerfully in the “Telegram-gate” protests. So, too, were the issues that Biggs has consistently championed. Two years of May Day protests by labor unions to defend pensions and the rights of workers turned out...
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Meridians (2020) 19 (S1): 69–86.
Published: 01 December 2020
... but also the economic issues and scientific racism that shaped the struggle. In the afternoon, Celia Parker Woolley, a settlement house worker and Unitarian minister who had co-founded the interracial Frederick Douglass Center with Wells-Barnett in Chicago, delineated the relationship between the issues...
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Meridians (2020) 19 (2): 278–294.
Published: 01 October 2020
... that challenges traditional modes of knowledge production. Figure 3. My father’s baptism party. Back, from right: unknown, Ricardo Rosa Acevedo, and Calixta Rosa. Front, from right: Yolanda Rosa, Gilbert Rosa (in an unknown woman’s arms), Carlos Rosa (front center), Aneti Rosa (center), and unknown. Author’s...
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Meridians (2019) 18 (2): 482–507.
Published: 01 October 2019
... internal meetings as a diverse, multigenerational group open to learning from others. Second, a feminist approach requires that the authors center mothers’ words through the critical practice of ensuring shared Arabic language and local knowledge in the research process. The authors offer excerpts...
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Meridians (2020) 19 (2): 250–270.
Published: 01 October 2020
... worker who defrauded her. In his decision, did the judge project onto Mary Pryor racialized and gendered notions of poor people’s inferiority? Or did Mary Pryor actively portray herself as a “simple-minded” and “ignorant colored woman” to win the court’s sympathy? In Toni Morrison’s novel, Jazz ( 1993...
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Meridians (2020) 19 (S1): 87–111.
Published: 01 December 2020
.... An African-American woman is eight times more likely to go to prison than a White woman; a Latina woman is four times more likely. African-American women make up the largest percentage of women in state prisons (48%) and federal detention centers (35%), even though they are only approximately 13...