Crossroads has been a staple in our Germantown community for nearly two decades, known to provide expansive services to low-income women, especially women of color. The scope of your services … Continue reading
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The Crossroads Women’s Center houses a basement and second floor archive full of material documenting the collective self-help advocacy work our community of unwaged and low-waged caregivers in Germantown has done over 22 years, as well as the work of the Philadelphia Wages for Housework Campaign over the past 48 years. We are looking to move and better catalog and display the material at our new Center. The material will add greatly to Germantown’s rich history of community involvement.
The Center also receives call for information and documentation about our work and the issues we address. We have shelves of resource information on issues such as housing and domestic violence that women come to view. Women contribute to the resource files by adding their experiences of accessing those resources. More and more we are trying to get that information online.
As part of the 50th Anniversary of the Wages for Housework Campaign “looking back to move forward” activities, our Archives provided two speakers for this intergenerational event at the University of Toronto.