La Raza Centro Legal
La Colectiva de Mujeres (Women's Collective) of the Day Labor Program at La Raza Centro Legal is a democratically run membership organization by and for Latina immigrant domestic workers. Its projects include a job referral program, vocational and occupational health and safety training, community education and leadership development and public advocacy around the rights of domestic workers.
The group’s vision statement says, “We are a group of low income, working-class, immigrant women who struggle in means but who are rich in spirit. We are survivors of global capitalism, which forces us to migrate and look for jobs as domestic workers in order to support our families and ourselves. We defend our rights to dignified, fairly paid jobs by organizing for immigrants' and workers' rights and building a workers' association. We believe that every worker has the right to determine their own fate, and that domestic workers have the power to solve their own problems. We want a world without borders where all forms of work are respected, where parents don't have to separate from their children to survive, and where all workers from whatever nationality can live with health, dignity, and abundance.”
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This report (PDF 3.8MB) offers guidance for community organizations and those who fund social change in how best to harness the power of local media-making for community health improvement. Spanish-language version is now available. Una versión en español de este informe esta en la web.