New Orleans Workers Center for Racial Justice : Louisiana Equal Voice Network
Purpose of Grant
For providing network weaver support to Louisiana Equal Voice Network
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.