The Metropolitan History Workshop invites you to attend a public lecture:
THE BATTLE OVER WELFARE RIGHTS:
POVERTY AND POLITICS IN MODERN AMERICA
Assistant Professor of History
Friday, Nov. 3, 1:00-2:30 p.m.
SSW Educational Conference Center
School of Social Work Building, Room 1840
Felicia Kornbluh's lecture is drawn from her forthcoming book, THE RISE AND FALL OF WELFARE RIGHTS: GENDER, LAW, AND POVERTY IN POSTWAR AMERICA (University of Pennsylvania, 2007). Her talk will examine the National Welfare Rights Organization (NWRO), in New York City and on the national stage, during the 1960s and 1970s. The history of the welfare rights movement offers new ways of thinking about civil rights and feminism in an era of liberal reform and conservative retrenchment.
Cosponsored by the School of Social Work and the Program in Women's Studies.