Friday, May 23, 2014

Panel Discussion: Struggles in Foster Care and Child Welfare

International Socialist Review
Invitation to discussion on
Struggles in Foster Care and Child Welfare
John Jay College of Criminal Justice, The City University of New York
On Sun June 1st 10:00am - 11:50am in Room 1.105
Abstract: The foster care and child welfare systems present issues of oppression based on race, class and gender, and regulates family life in the interest of capitalism. The system divides parents, foster parents and workers, and creates barriers to the coordinated struggle needed to fundamentally change the system. Panelists will discuss the kind of parent-led struggle that can change the relationship of the child welfare system to the families it regulates and the communities in which it has its biggest impact.
Dave Bliven -- International Socialist Organization, Don Lash -- International Socialist Organization, Jovonna Freison -- Child Welfare Organizing Project
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