Collection ASM0154 - Power U Center for Social Change Records

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Power U Center for Social Change Records


  • 1997-2012 (Creation)


21 Linear Feet

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The Power U Center for Social Change Records document the history and actions of the local grassroots organization. Power U was co-founded by Denise Perry, a long-time community organizer who has focused on developing grassroots leaders and supporting local community organizations throughout her career. Since its founding, Power U has been involved in securing and defending the rights of low income, inner city residents. Campaigns have been organized to achieve a number of goals, with a focus on South Florida. The group has been a major force for anti-gentrification activism in the Overtown area of Miami, while also seeking to improve the quality of life for residents in Overtown and other inner city neighborhoods. Major campaigns have included efforts to fight discrimination against students of color in Miami-Dade County Public Schools, organizing to raise awareness of environmental health issues in Miami's inner city neighborhoods, and ensuring the rights for all citizens to find affordable housing.

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The collection has been organized into 8 series:

1. Workshop and Training Materials

2. Campaign Materials

3. Administrative Files

4. Photographs

5. Publications

6. Subject Files

7. Audio/Visual Materials

8. Oversized Materials

9. Power U for Social Change Web Collection

The series are described in more detail in the container list portion of the finding aid.

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Power U Center for Social Change Website

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