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March 27, 2015

Close to Home: Reflections on Poverty, Perseverance and Promise

A Crittenton Women's Union installation and event, hosted by the Massachusetts Caucus of Women Legislators. Initiated in October 2013 with Michael Patrick MacDonald, the award-winning and NY Times best-selling author of All Souls: A Family Story from Southie and Easter Rising: A Memoir of Roots and Rebellion, the "Close to Home" project has been a cathartic and powerful exercise in crafting memoirs for social justice.

March 27, 2015

Writing To Heal From Trauma: Women Pen Memoirs With Help From Michael Patrick MacDonald

For many people who’ve endured trauma, writing brings a sense of peace. And now a program at Crittenton Women’s Union in Boston, called “Close to Home: Reflections on Poverty, Perseverance and Promise,” is helping women write their own memoirs as a form of healing. Guiding the writing is Michael Patrick MacDonald, Boston native and author of “All Souls: A Family Story from Southie.” WBUR’s Deborah Becker spoke with MacDonald and one of the women who took his memoir course, Jennifer McCall.

March 16, 2015

New report finds minority working families in Massachusetts are three times more likely to be poor than white working families

A new report by The Working Poor Families Project, for which Ruth Liberman, Vice President of Public Policy at CWU is a state partner, examines the large and growing economic divide among America’s 32.6 million working families, with whites and Asians at the top and other racial/ethnic groups—particularly blacks and Latinos—falling behind.


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