BUILDING WORKER POWER, ADVANCING RACIAL JUSTICE AND ORGANIZING
TO BUILD A SOCIAL MOVEMENT
The New Orleans Workers’ Center for Racial Justice (Workers’ Center) was founded as a workers’ rights and racial justice response to the man-made disaster called Hurricane Katrina. Against the backdrop of a political economy that pitted communities of color against each other, a group of black and immigrant workers came together from public housing developments, FEMA trailer parks, day labor corners, and labor camps across Louisiana to build a new freedom movement: multi-racial; committed to racial, gender, and immigrant justice; and dedicated to building power at the intersection of race and the economy. Over a decade later, the New Orleans Workers’ Center for Racial Justice continues to be a vehicle for black and immigrant workers to come build grassroots campaigns with a local and national impact.
We are Louisiana workers, led by a united front of exploited black and immigrant workers, organizing and building the power to reclaim what is rightfully ours. Together, we are demanding dignified work, racial justice, the liberation that transcends borders, and our full participation in every decision that affects our lives.
Estado de la misiónSomos trabajadores de Louisiana, liderados por un frente unido de trabajadores negros e inmigrantes explotados, organizando y construyendo el poder para reclamar lo que es legítimamente nuestro. Juntos, exigimos trabajo digno, justicia racial, liberación que trascienda fronteras y nuestra participación plena en cada decisión que afecte nuestras vidas.