Michelanne Bewsee

Michaelanne Bewsee is co-founder of Arise for Social Justice in Springfield, Massachusetts.  Arise is a grassroots “poor people’s rights organization” whose purpose is “to learn to speak for ourselves to advocate for positive changes in the treatment of poor people and in the welfare system.”

Bewsee was interviewed for the Voices of Feminism Oral History Project. The Arise for Social Justice Records are also in the SSC.

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Luz Rodriguez, reproductive rights activist

Luz Rodriquez discusses the origins of her political activism within the New York Puerto Rican community, and the importance of learning one’s history, in particular learning about the history of sterilization abuse of Puerto Rican women. (Voices of Feminism Oral History Project)


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