Organizing For Justice

Are you interested in learning more about the border from its residents, workers, and activists?  Below are links to several educational and grass-roots social justice organizations at or near the U.S.-Mexico border.


  • Fuerza Unida  the San Antonio women who organized for workers’ rights when the Levi Strauss Co. abruptly closed its doors and left 1100 employees without a job or severance pay. 

  • Al Otro Lado – “We are a bi-national, social justice legal services organization serving indigent deportees, migrants, and refugees in Tijuana, Mexico. Our mission is to provide legal services and to uplift our immigrant communities by defending the rights of migrants against systemic injustices in the legal system.”

  • Austin Tan Cerca de la Frontera  – the Austin group produces border delegations to meet and learn from the maquiladora workers active in the CFO.  

  • Comité Fronterizo de Obrer@s – the organization based in Piedras Negras has been organizing for justice in the maquiladoras since the 1980s. 

  • La Mujer Obrerathe El Paso group organizes against dehumanization and injustice and offers alternative systems that noursh community and land. 

  • BorderLinks  – the Tucson based organization offers experiential learning opportunities that explore the difficulties of migration and life along the U.S./Mexico border.