In the midst of globalization, how do we, as women workers, defend our rights and build sustainable communities rooted in justice and human dignity?
Board of Directors
Our organization was founded by and for the target population it sought to serve: low-income, Mexican women workers, primarily Spanish-speakers, who worked in the garment industry. Thirty-one years later, our entire board is composed of women, most of whom are former garment workers, and who primarily speak Spanish. Our board meets quarterly. La Mujer Obrera staff brief the Board of Directors on all on-going activities and obtain their feedback and support on any future plans for the organization.
Aside from revenues generated by our projects, we receive invaluable support from private donors and volunteers in El Paso, Texas, and around the United States. Our multifaceted work is also supported by the United States Department of Agriculture, the National Endowment for the Arts, the City of El Paso Museums and Cultural Affairs Department, The Marguerite Casey Foundation, The Wallace Center at Winrock International, The Ford Foundation, and the Texas Civic Engagement Roundtable. Donations are always welcomed – simply mail your tax-deductible contribution to: La Mujer Obrera, PO Box 3975, El Paso, TX 79923.
If you would like to volunteer, please send your resume along with a note describing your areas of interest and availability to info[at]mujerobrera.org.