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Oral History Project

Hosted by: Welfare Rights Initiative Oral History Project

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Ongoing Opportunity

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Contact coordinator for times

Contact

Cynthia Tobar
ctobar@gc.cuny.edu

About Oral History Project

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This project documents WRI’s progression from a student and faculty-led grassroots movement to its present incarnation as a student advocacy organization. WRI seeks to serve under-served populations citywide, primarily women and girls, via its outreach programs that are designed to encourage those who are economically disadvantaged to study and obtain higher education and/or job training. This oral history project gives a platform to those who generally have little voice in the public debate on welfare reform: former and/or current welfare recipients- WRI’s founders and membership base. It will also provide students and scholars of social movements with a positive working example of how women from various backgrounds can band together and enact social change.


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If you would like to help volunteer or intern to assist in ongoing interviews and work on transcribing interviews. Your contribution towards documenting WRI's history, and giving a voice to the struggle for equal access to higher education, will be greatly appreciated!
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