DEDICATED TO BUILDING POWER AT THE INTERSECTION OF RACE AND THE ECONOMY
OUR LEGACY OF POWER-BUILDING
Community members and workers founded the New Orleans Workers’ Center for Racial Justice (NOWCRJ) as a workers’ rights and racial justice response to 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 to build a new freedom movement that was 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, Brown, and Immigrant workers to build grassroots campaigns with a local and national impact. Today, we are a multi-racial, membership-based organization dedicated to building the power and participation of Black, Brown, and Immigrant workers to expand democracy and transform the economy. We organize directly impacted people and couple their courage and knowledge with strategic organizing and communications work to build campaigns that advance racial justice, Immigrant rights, and a fair economy. Our work also includes legal and policy advocacy focusing on cutting-edge strategies to promote a civil, labor, and human rights agenda, leadership skills training, and workers’ rights education and activism.
The New Orleans Worker Center for Racial Justice will end the state-sanctioned exploitation of workers in Louisiana. It will create and win economic development plans for Louisiana that respect and value workers as economic drivers over corporations.
Declaración de visión en español
El Centro de Trabajadores de Nueva Orleans para la Justicia Racial pondrá fin a la explotación de trabajadores sancionada por el estado en Louisiana y creará y ganará planes de desarrollo económico para Louisiana que respeten y valoren a los trabajadores como impulsores económicos, por encima de las corporaciones.