WE LEARN (Women Expanding Literacy Education Action Resource Network)

is a community promoting women’s literacy as a tool that fosters empowerment and equity for women.

    Laboring to Learn: Women’s Literacy & Poverty in the Post-Welfar

    The struggle for literacy, education, and employment for women during welfare reform.
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    altLorna Rivera, Ph.D. University of Illinois Press, 978-0-252-07555-1, 2008

    Throughout this study, the voices and experiences of formerly homeless women challenge cultural stereotypes about poor women, showing in per­sonal and structural terms how social and economic forces shape and restrict opportunities for low-income women of color.

    Lorna Rivera, UMass-Boston, is a founding member of the WE LEARN Board of Directors.

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