DIANE DUJON, a former welfare recipient, has been on the front lines of the welfare rights struggle for almost 20 years. Currently she works as an administrator at the University of Massachusetts, Boston, College of Public and Community Service. In 1980, as a student at University of Massachusetts, Boston, Dujon became a founding member of the college's welfare rights group, Advocacy for Resources for Modern Survival (ARMS). She is a former board member of Jobs with Peace and the Women's Institute for New Growth and Support.
Dujon is a founding member and has served on the editorial board of Survival News since 1986. She is also a member of the National Welfare Rights Union.
ANN WITHORN is a professor of social policy at the College of Public and Community Service, University of Massachusetts, Boston. She is a long time speaker, activist and popular educator for feminist, labor and welfare issues. She has been an editor and associate editor of Radical America magazine and a member of the executive committee of the Bertha Capen Reynolds Society, a national organization of progressives in social welfare. She is the author of Serving the People; Social Services and Social Change and The Circle Game: Human Services in Massachusetts as well as of numerous articles in academic and progressive journals including: The Women's Review of Books, The Journal of Progressive Human Services, The Nation, The Journal of Orthopsychiatry, and Otherwise.