Why "Fe y Justicia"?

Houston Interfaith Worker Justice Center, after six years as a fiscally sponsored project of Interfaith Worker Justice, became an independent 501c3 non-profit under our new name “Fe y Justicia Worker Center” (Faith and Justice Worker Center) in 2012. We continue to be affiliated with Interfaith Worker Justice through the National Worker Center Network and IWJ is very supportive of our move to independence. For our Houston Worker Center, this means the beginning of the next chapter in our growth and development as an organization.

We are grateful for the excellent work of our graphic designer who incorporated logo ideas from worker members, staff and allies to design a logo that represents what we strive for – justice for workers to be able to put bread on the table and provide for their families, and dignity in every workplace with every worker able to live full and vibrant lives, represented by the rose. The "Fe" (faith) refers not to a specific religious belief, but the transformative process of believing in ourselves and having faith in our own ability as workers and members of the community to create change. 

“Bread and Roses” is also a poem written in the early 1900s inspired by young women immigrant workers like those in the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory, organizing for basic protections on the job.  By incorporating this in our logo we are recognizing that it’s our turn. Today’s immigrant workers in Houston are standing up to bring wage theft down, denouncing abusive employers, and demanding safety protection! Can you make a contribution to build a sustainable future for Houston workers? Click here to donate online through our secure site.

We are honored to continue partnering with our allies, friends, and supporters for worker justice in Houston as Fe y Justicia Worker Center!