New Orleans Workers Center for Racial Justice : Louisiana Equal Voice Network

New Orleans, LA | south
Grant amount: $100,000
Grant period: 24 months
Grant year: 09/01/2016
Contact Information
Phone: (504) 655-2092
Fax:
Website: nowcrj.org/
Focus area: race relations, workers rights

Purpose of Grant

For providing network weaver support to Louisiana Equal Voice Network

Background

The New Orleans Workers’ Center for Racial Justice (Workers’ Center) was founded shortly after Hurricane Katrina, in the context of a humanitarian crisis. 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 telling a new story about possibility in the Southern region as a whole.

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