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.
Philadelphia-based self-help multi-racial support and action group of mothers, other family members & supporters which grew out of a weekly picket started by a mother outside DHS. We fight individual cases, build public awareness, educate the media, work to change unjust policies and practices, and challenge sexism, racism and prejudices against mothers at every branch of the system.
Press Conference: DCFS-Give Us Back Our Children!
Co-ordinator of Global Women's Strike
Quoted in NY Times Op-Ed: Pay People to Cook at Home!
In the Guardian: From welfare to wages, women fight back against the uncaring market
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