The Miami Workers Center (MWC) is a strategy and action center whose purpose is to build the power and self-determination of south Florida’s most oppressed communities, and help to build a progressive voice and platform that can nurture the growth of movements for social change in Florida and in the United States. We employ an intersectional approach linking gender, race, and socio-economic status across our analysis and programs.
In 2016, we initiated the Femme Agenda, an ambitious vision to end the feminization of poverty by organizing to empower low-income Black and brown women, girls and femmes. This approach reflects the reality that women, girls and femmes of color are disproportionately burdened by economic and racial injustice, and the belief that the contributions and needs of women, girl and femmes must be the basis for a social justice agenda across Miami Dade and the state of Florida.
In order to advance the Femme Agenda, the Miami Workers Center employs Campaigns to address systemic causes of the feminization and Programs to organize and empower low-income Black and brown women, girls and femmes.
We work to unite and grow the power of low income immigrants and African-Americans women, girl and femmes from some of the most vulnerable neighborhoods of Miami, such as Liberty City, Overtown, Wynwood, Appalatah and Little Havana, and challenge the powers that benefit from our exploitation and oppression.