Metropolitan and Policy Studies Network (MAPS): “Women, Poverty, & Welfare: Challenges & Solutions”

April 20, 2011

This event will cover a broad range of critical issues that poor and working-class women currently endure.


Ellen Reese (UCR): Author of Backlash Against Welfare Mothers: Past and Present

Alejandra Marchevsky (CSULA): Author of Not Working: Latina Immigrants, Low-Wage Jobs and the Failure of Welfare Reform

Diana Spatz: Founder of Lifetime, a grassroots organization that serves low-income welfare mothers who are working to earn college degrees

Sponsors: The Department of Sociology and the President’s Commission on the Status of Women

All MAPS events are free and open to both the campus community and general public.

For parking information and all other inquiries, please contact Jake Alimahomed-Wilson at