For our Sustainable Leadership framework, Rhiza works with organizations to develop leadership development programs rooted in individual and collective transformation, recognizing that dismantling oppression requires not only organizing to shift external power structures, but also building power from the inside out. We tailor programs that build and sustain grassroots leadership using resilience and healing frameworks, political education, and skill-building.
Here are some of our Sustainable Leadership projects:
NY WORKER CENTER FEDERATION
LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT AND ORGANIZING
Rhiza has an ongoing partnership with the New York Worker Center Federation (WCF), an alliance of organizations whose members embody diversity across race, gender, age, language, nationality, and religion, and work as day laborers, street vendors, restaurant and food service workers, retail workers, domestic workers, and warehouse workers.
CENTRO DE LOS DERECHOS DEL MIGRANTE
LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT & INTERSECTIONAL ORGANIZING
Rhiza developed a two-day series of workshops for the Migrant Defense Committee of Centro de los Derechos del Migrante, an organization that “empowers Mexico-based migrant workers to defend and protect their rights as they move between their home communities in Mexico and their workplaces in the United States” through training, leadership development, litigation, and policy advocacy. The Committee is made up of community-based leaders in Mexico who are migrants and ex-migrants organizing and educating their fellow migrants to defend workers’ rights.