Enlace is a strategic alliance of low-wage worker centers, unions, and community organizations in Mexico and in the U.S. We partner with our member organizations in international campaigns to motivate abusive multi-sector transnational corporations to treat workers and communities with dignity and respect.
Enlace uses an integrated approach to organizing, creating unique campaign strategies while developing systems strengthening organizations internally. Our strategies often cross industrial and sector lines for reasons relating to both workforce development and campaign strategy.
In addition, the Enlace Institute presents trainings in strategic organization development that were developed over the many years of learning through our campaigns. Our collaborative brainstorming processes are useful for virtually all work groups in base-building organizations.
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Order Enlace’s CD, Our Voices Will Rise For Justice!
“Our Voices Will Rise for Justice/ Nuestras Voces Se Levantan Para La Justicia” is a CD written by low-wage workers in the U.S. and Mexico. The songs tell the stories of immigrants and factory workers, of day laborers and domestic workers, of workers in food processing plants and kitchens - they tell of courage, strength and resistance. Songs such as these are usually written to commemorate specific events or acts of courage; they are seldom recorded and are often lost to history.
The CD is only $10, plus $3 for shipping. A portion of the sales goes to Enlace to support our work! You can pay with a credit or debit card online through Just Give (please write that the donation is for “CD”) or just send a check to Enlace, PO Box 33167, Portland, OR 97292. Please write “Enlace CD” in the memo line.
“Our Voices Will Rise for Justice”
Featured on the CD is the voice of Betty Robles, Mexican organizer in the northern border state of Coahuila. Betty has been inspiring workers with her songs for many years - her voice has been compared to that of Miriam Makeba. Portland-based Jesus (Lolo) Rivas serves as the CD’s musical director, songwriter, vocalist, and instrumentalist. He appeared in the documentary Bread and Roses. The creative organizer and executive producer is Jenny Levison, local social justice activist, writer, and performer.
The music is stunning and the songs are powerful. This is a powerful educational tool for people who want to learn more about immigrant communities and labor issues. The songs are in Spanish, with detailed liner notes, including narrative song translations. These songs tell the stories of strength, courage, and resistance. These are the voices of our movement, and Our Voices Will Rise For Justice.