Women of Color Resource Center Records 1984-2011

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Women of Color Resource Center Records 1984-2011

Women of color grassroots network; Welfare rights, reproductive rights, and women's health advocacy organization in Oakland, California The WCRC seeks to educate and empower women and girls of color, helping them to become effective leaders while at the same time advocating for public policies that help women of color, and bringing their concerns to the forefront of all social justice and women's rights movements. The WCRC has also sought to build transnational relationships with sister organizations around the world. The records document the organization's advocacy for women and families of color and issues around race, gender, poverty and social justice activism in the U.S; global women's issues and advocacy for women's rights, reproductive health and economic development, Records include publications, pamphlets and catalogs of the WCRC; programming materials, conference reports, background research files, and audiovisual material. [NOTE: The contents list for this collection is not online. Contact the Sophia Smith Collection if you would like one sent to you.]

5 boxes; (5 linear ft.)

eng,

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SNAC Resource ID: 6323220

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Third World Women's Alliance (U.S.)

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Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (U.S.)

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Founded in Oakland, California in 1990 by several of those who had been active in the Alliance Against Women's Oppression (disbanded in 1989), the WCRC seeks to educate and empower women and girls of color, helping them to become effective leaders while at the same time advocating for public policies that help, rather than hurt, women of color. In particular, the WCRC seeks to bring the concerns of women of color to the forefront of all social justice and women's rights movements. Innovative pro...

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