Lesbian Herstory Archives AudioVisual Collections

Women and Welfare

Item

LC040.jpeg

Title

Women and Welfare

Subject

Women and the welfare system

Description

This episode is titled Women in Welfare and features discussions from Carol Brill, the director of the Massachusetts chapter of the National Association of Social Workers (NASW), and welfare advocates Kayla Taylor, and Susan Moore. This episode covers the topics of the welfare system structure, stereotypes and myths about welfare recipients, double standards working mothers face based on class, and the classism within the social work profession. Furthermore, it includes clips from governmental proceedings related to welfare and proposed cuts to welfare benefits. It ends with a discussion on how the issues within the welfare system relate to the Women’s Liberation Movement and demands economic change from politicians who fund big business and the military while disregarding the poor through welfare cuts.

Creator

Red Tape Media , Boston, Mass

Rights

Not to be used for publication without the express written consent of Liza Cowan. Contact the Lesbian Herstory Archive for Liza Cowan’s contact information.

Language

English

Identifier

LC040

Rights Holder

Lesbian Herstory Archives

Interviewee

Carol Barill: the Welfare Coalition and Executive Director of the Eastern Massachusetts chapter of the Association of Social Workers

Physical Format

1/4 inch audio tape

Digital Format

.wav file

Duration

00:52:03

Citation

Red Tape Media , Boston, Mass, “Women and Welfare,” Lesbian Herstory Archives AudioVisual Collections, accessed June 20, 2024, http://herstories.prattinfoschool.nyc/omeka/items/show/967.