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How can I find work with radical organizations in Boston? Anything from anti-police violence, anti-racism, affordable housing, queer liberation.... anything radical! I want to be in the fight for liberation and also be able to eat. Help a friend out.

Black clubwomen creating institutions to shelter Black juvenile delinquents in 1800s?


Hi Vicki,

Here are a few things to get you started. The first link is to the publicly available article “Black Club Women and Child Welfare: Lessons for Modern Reform.”

This site provides information about the General Federation of Women's Clubs

The next item is a book, which is not available online but, is available though New York Public Library.

Southern Ladies, New Women: Race, Region, and Clubwomen in South Carolina 1890-1930 by Joan Marie Johnson.

These two articles are available through an article database called JSTOR, which is also available through NYPL. You can give these citations to a librarian and he or she should be able to get them for you.

“Black Feminism in Indiana, 1893-1933” by Erlene Stetson

“Welfare and the Role of Women: The Juvenile Court Movement” by Elizabeth J. Clapp

I saw several other similar articles, but most of what I found was not publicly available, though you should be able to access them through NYPL. If this is an option that appeals to you let me know and I can post some more.

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Leadership development programs for social change


If you are near a large public or academic library, you can also do research on this in many business and management databases. Public libraries often have Business Source(Ebsco). Their more general databases such as Masterfile or Infotrac might also be quite helpful. With a library card, you can get off-site access, including quite a few full text articles. Large academic libraries will have ABI/Inform, Factiva, and Business and Company Resource Center.

Since this is a broad subject, you will need to try many combinations, such as: "leadership development programs" and "public interest"; "leadership training" and "social change", etc. If you get too many hits, limit to title words or subjects, using "advanced search" or "guided search" options. In Ebsco and many other databases, you can even over-ride the "title, subject, abstract words" default, by typing in "search field limiters", for example: ti "leadership programs" and su "social change"

If getting library access is not practical right now, you can get quite a lot of research for free on the web. Google Scholar gets about 90 hits for: "leadership development programs" "public interest". But this DOES include some subcription-based journals, and it might be a bit discouraging if you are repeatedly asked for a user name and password. Google Scholar includes these as a convenience for its many academic customers - who often ARE on campus where these links often work because the institution's library subscribes and the publisher gives IP-address access. Compare a regular web search, using site:edu or, etc. Google's Web search: "leadership development programs" "public interest" site:edu gets 170 hits (238 including "very similar" ones)

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QUESTION: Social, economic & political statistics & trends related to girls and young women in Latin America and the Caribbean

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Greetings! I am looking for assistance with finding statistics and trends related to the social, economic and political well-being of girls and young women in the Western Hemisphere and its sub-regions (Andean; Southern Cone; English, Dutch and French-speaking Caribbean, Central, South and North America. I am also trying to identify organizations within the region who are organizing to promote the voice and rights of girls and young women and/or building a progressive analysis or policy platform as it relates to advancing the interests of girls and young women. I appreciate your help and was delighted to learn about your organization at the U.S. Social Forum.

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