La Mujer Obrera was organized in 1981 to improve conditions in the factories that employed many Mexican Immigrant Woman. 28 years later our focus remains helping this same core group of women through education, job placement, and cultural enrichment.
Mexican immigrant women are still marginalized in our community. Many of them still live in some of the poorest zip codes in the nation. Their ability to attain education in a way that is comprehensive and fruitful is still not a reality. What then?
The trajectory of our struggle as an organization has led us to become creative, innovative and determined in our approach at addressing some of the problems that face our community today. As a result, we have opened an authentic Mexican Mercado. This is an ecenomic and neighborhood development initiative that is employing between 50 to 100 unemployed individuals from the surrounding neighborhood.
Mercado Mayapan is a traditional, indoor mexican market that offers fresh grocery, dry goods, household items, artisan crafts and a "food court" that serves a vast array of dishes from different regions of Mexico. Mercado Mayapan's Plaza Cultural holds monthly and seasonal events that promote Mexican Cultural Heritage through Music, dance and visual arts.
Also housed here is Museo Mayachen. a museum that chronicles the history of South El Paso. A museum that tells the story of the working class people in this city is the first of its kind in the region.
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