Meet Fuerza Unida
Fuerza Unida’s mission is to empower women workers, particularly women workers of color, and their families to achieve social, economic, and environmental justice through education, organizing, and advocacy. A special part of Fuerza Unida’s mission is to address issues confronting garment workers in economic crisis because of plant closings and lay-offs. Fuerza Unida works to advance the rights of women, immigrants, low-income workers, and communities of color by providing education, training, guidance, and accessible information so that they may protect their rights and those of their families and communities.
- Today, the women of Fuerza Unida continue working towards providing support to the groups that still struggle through oppression in San Antonio.
- The Collaborative Innovations for Community Health funding is specifically supporting Fuerza Unida’s monthly food pantry, health and wellness programming, and the construction and sustaining support of a community garden on-site.
- Fuerza Unida continues to fight for the rights of those in the minority category of San Antonio and truly fulfills the need for community and bonding for its members.
The Collaborative Innovations for Community Health funding is specifically supporting Fuerza Unida’s monthly food pantry, health and wellness programming, and the construction and sustaining support of a community garden on-site. The food pantry gives Fuerza Unida’s members 50-60lbs of groceries each month, no questions asked. The health and wellness programming includes group activities and classes, such as Yoga and Zumba for the members of Fuerza Unida. Lastly, the funding will help construct and sustain a community garden at Fuerza Unida. Though not listed on their website, Fuerza Unida truly fulfills the need for community and bonding.
“We offer tangible things, but we also offer a community and family setting. People stop by to have lunch with us or if they’re having a bad day. We support each other. That is the heart of the organization.”– Maggie Mullins, Project Coordinator