Reclaim our children from the state
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Who: DCFS Give Us Back Our Children
What: Mothers and grandmothers demand baby detained by DCFS be freed
When: Monday 10:30am July 26
Where: DCFS office at 8300 S. Vermont Ave., LA 90044
Contact: 323 646 1269
Baby Illegally detained by DCFS, placing infant at emotional risk
Poverty is Not Neglect and We are Not Powerless:
Mothers reclaim our children back from the child welfare industry.
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.
Hear directly from mothers fighting to get their kids out of foster care, children, and from supporters including family members, community activists, former social workers and others.
For International Women’s Day, join women in 60 countries for the 10th Global Women’s Strike
In Philadelphia mothers and supporters protest at DHS:
Protest! Friday March 6
4pm Leaflet & petition
4:30-5pm Press Conference & Speak Out
See below for excellent Daily News articles published on the work of DHS Give Us Back Our Children (which Every Mother is a Working Mother Network coordinates and in which the Global Women's Strike is involved) and on the case of one of the mothers in the group! Please forward widely, and write letters to the Daily News thanking them for these breakthrough articles (write to firstname.lastname@example.org). Also there is an online poll here asking whether lack of a permanent home should force a parent to separate from a child.
Co-ordinator of Global Women's Strike
Great article in The Guardian: Sex workers need support – but not from the 'hands off my whore' brigade
More Guardian articles
Quoted in NY Times Op-Ed: Pay People to Cook at Home!
Other countries we work with (so far...)
Haiti Mon 2nd Dec 13
Haiti Thu 21st Nov 13
Guyana Tue 5th Nov 13
UK Wed 23rd Oct 13
USA Sat 19th Oct 13
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