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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. 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. 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
... happens via phone or text-based chat, more of us will come to depend on the transnational support provided by over half a million Filipino BPO workers. The implications of this increased global dependency on Filipino call center agents, content moderators, and customer service specialists are manifold...
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Meridians (2002) 3 (1): 191–200.
Published: 01 September 2002
... we liveit makes sense, because then the barriers automatically fall away, because the person you're organizing with is your neighbor. At the Medgar Evers Center and Black Women's Cross-Cultural Center, Safiya and her co-workers have been developing a radical model for change, traveling around...
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Meridians (2016) 14 (1): 94–120.
Published: 01 June 2016
... surrounded him and continued to threaten him. Shaking, he whispered that he was sick and wanted to be taken to a local health center. Applauded by those at the scene, Senhor Amilton later became known as a hero for standing up to the military police 96 MERIDIANS 14:l and refusing to carry out the order...
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Meridians (2015) 13 (1): 103–128.
Published: 01 September 2015
... changes in the "technologies ofpower" (Foucault 198o) that have kept domestic workers "in their place." PATRICIA DE SANTANA PINHO THE DIRTY BODY THAT CLEANS 121 Conclusion Different from the world's economic centers, where immigrant women increasingly carry out paid domestic work, in Brazil domestic...
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Meridians (2004) 4 (2): 137–167.
Published: 01 March 2004
... the terrorist attacks in the USA, CSC declared its intention to withdraw by September 31 of 2002. Social workers, deeply upset, observed to me that surely such withdrawal ought to be phased out over a few years for a destitute community, and not on such short notice. As it stood, they said, THE "WAR ON TERROR...
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Meridians (2021) 20 (2): 396–413.
Published: 01 October 2021
..., for example, a job flyer at a construction site in Moscow stating: “Work: a close-knit team of Slavs will accept within its ranks workers—citizens of Russia and Belarus—of the following kinds: welder, stucco worker, house painter, tile layer, and unskilled worker.” 7 During my fieldwork, I noticed how...
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Meridians (2020) 19 (S1): 155–165.
Published: 01 December 2020
... 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, and worker’s rights, a section for education, workshops set up for women, and for children. It would be a facility with computers and stuff...
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Meridians (2003) 3 (2): 278–288.
Published: 01 March 2003
... asked again about her 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. "lfl had the money I would build the biggest center that could hold people! With different...
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Meridians (2019) 18 (1): 94–151.
Published: 01 April 2019
...., 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 information to residents of housing settlements and pushed for the inclusion of birth control in maternal...
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Meridians (2019) 18 (2): 261–277.
Published: 01 October 2019
... in a Marxist analysis led by the Soviet Union and China, it emerged from the Communist International’s understanding of postwar imperialism, anticolonial nationalism, and the necessity of armed struggle. Just as important, however, were the movements of rural, agricultural waged and peasant women workers who...
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Meridians (2016) 14 (1): 70–75.
Published: 01 June 2016
...), the Federation of Domestic Workers, the Black Lesbian National Seminar, and the National Front for Women in Hip Hop, the Marchasought 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...
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Meridians (2014) 12 (1): 227–233.
Published: 01 March 2014
...Crystal DeBoise Copyright © 2014 by Smith College 2014 CRYSTAL DEBOISE HumanTraffickingand SexWork: FoundationaSlocial-WorPkrinciples For over a decade, at three different agencies, I have practiced social work and case-management with survivors of human trafficking and sex workers. The first...
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Meridians (2015) 13 (1): 129–156.
Published: 01 September 2015
... dreams ofa corporate global takeover. The film concludes by centering the local perspectives of these women against their over-determination by foreign domination as glorientalized subjects. The "situated knowledge" of these "organic intellectuals," cultural performers/workers, and political activists...
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Meridians (2001) 1 (2): 28–51.
Published: 01 March 2001
... overflowwith customers. The demand for sex workers is so great that more women are flown in during the week the ship stays in port. The Commissioner of Tourism calculates that the navy personnel spend around U.S. $1,000,000 on each visit. (1999, 209) The stationing of UN peacekeeping troops in Haiti during...
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Meridians (2016) 14 (1): 50–69.
Published: 01 June 2016
... was working as a researcher affiliated with the Center for Human Resources, a social research center at the Federal University of Bahia, where I coordinated an exchange program for Afro-North American researchers and Afro-Brazilian students. And I was also working with the United Nations Development Program...