What is Working While Black?

An important pathway to systemic progressive change connects efforts to change dominant narratives with vibrant policy and workplace justice campaigns and the building of powerful member-driven organizations. The National Black Worker Center Project’s (NBWCP) signature national campaign will be its Working While Black initiative.  This initiative will change the narrative about the causes of the Black job crisis and the solutions to this crisis by projecting a nuanced view of the nature of Black worker lives: the challenges they face and how to address these challenges through individual efforts and collective action.  These stories will emerge from Black workers and the campaigns of local Black worker centers; simultaneously, these stories will enhance the capacity of affiliates to win local fights.

 

Our Stories

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Working While Black Video #3

Join us as we lift up the accomplishments, challenges, and the realities of Black work with the Working While Black video series.  This five month video series gives voice and validation to Black worker experience. Watch as a National Black Worker Center Project board member, workers from the Los Angeles Black Worker Center, and Stand With Dignity share their stories.

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Working While Black Video #2

Join us as we lift up the accomplishments, challenges, and the realities of Black work with the Working While Black video series. This five month video series gives voice and validation to Black worker experience. Watch as workers from the Los Angeles Black Worker Center and the Bay Area Black Worker Center share their stories.

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WorkingWhileBlack Video #1

Join us as we lift up the accomplishments, challenges, and the realities of Black work with the Working While Black video series. This five month video series gives voice and validation to Black worker experience. Watch as workers from OneDC, the Baltimore Black Worker Center and the AFL-CIO share their stories.   wwb video 1 finished from NBWCP on Vimeo.  

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