On 17 February, La Mujer Obrera will host ‘Mujeres Luchando Juntas para una Comunidad Digna’ – a One Billion Rising event – at Café Mayapan to gather in solidarity against the targeted attacks on women organizing in our community. Join us for an afternoon of resistance with Danza Azteca Omecoalt, speakers and live music; all are invited to contribute to a community altar addressing violence against women.
La Mujer Obrera began in 1981 by displaced women garment workers seeking to improve the quality of life for low-income Hispanic families and revitalize the former Garment District (Chamizal neighborhood) where many women worked before the loss of 35,000 jobs in that sector. La Mujer Obrera advocates on issues related to the impact of globalization in the economic and social human rights of Mexican immigrant women and their families on the U.S. Mexico border. We are demonstrating the capacity of women workers of Mexican heritage to plan and implement an economic development vision for our community based on basic human needs and rooted in dignity, culture and respect for the earth.