The Power of ONsies
The Women’s Issues class at the Graduate College of Social Work undertook an advocacy project entitled, The Power of ONEsie.
The Women’s Issues class at the Graduate College of Social Work undertook an advocacy project entitled, The Power of ONEsie. This is a project sponsored by the advocacy group MomsRising.org committed to the expansion of family-friendly benefits to assist families today as they struggle to combine commitments to work and family.
Graduate students at the GCSW decorated a cute one-piece baby clothes, a “onesie” with requests for help for struggling families of all incomes, races, political affiliations, and configurations. The core issues that Momsrising.org advocates spell out MOTHER:
M – Maternity and Paternity Leave
O – Open, flexible work
T – TV We Choose and Other After-School Programs
H – Health Care for all Kids
E – Excellent Childcare
R – Realistic and Fair Wages
About a dozen students in the Women’s Issues class taught by Beverly McPhail made the onesies in class one night after a lecture on the issues faced by women working outside fo the home. The onesies were displayed for a week at the University of Houston Graduate College of Social Work and then for a week at the Women’s Resource Center. Their next stop is Washington DC were they will be displayed in a Mother’s Day action demaning more support for America’s family.