are discussed. This segment strives to illustrate the diversity of the institutions and people involved in the welfare rights efforts. Their role is reviewed, and the chapter focuses on the federal government's community development activities during the 1960s.
An examination of the dynamics surrounding the proliferation of neighborhood groups, and the genesis of the Brooklyn Welfare Action Council are provided in Chapter 5. Attention is focused on the B-WAC demonstrations and the mobilizing strategies associated with them; in addition, coalition building by the activists is addressed. The results of that effort together with the weaknesses and strengths of B-WAC are documented and examined.
A summary of the findings and recommendations constitute a portion of Chapter 6. Interviews with former recipientleaders and excerpts from newsletters and articles are included.
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Publication information: Book title: Biting the Hand That Feeds Them:Organizing Women on Welfare at the Grass Roots Level. Contributors: Jacqueline Pope - Author. Publisher: Praeger Publishers. Place of publication: New York. Publication year: 1989. Page number: 7.
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