Interview with Marta Ojeda

Show simple item record Global Feminisms Project en_US 2007-09-06T17:41:47Z 2007-09-06T17:41:47Z 2004-04-09 en_US
dc.description The Global Feminisms Project ( is a collaborative international oral history project that examines the history of feminist activism, women's movements, and academic women's studies in sites around the world. The current archive includes interviews with women's movement activists and women's studies scholars in China, India, Nicaragua, Poland, and the United States. We are currently working on adding interviews from Brazil and Russia. The Project is based in the Institute for Research on Women and Gender (IRWG) at UM, which is also the home for the U.S. site research team. Our international collaborators include: - Laboratório de História Oral e Imagem - UFF (the Laboratory of Oral History and Images at the Federal Fluminense University in Rio de Janeiro) and Núcleo de História, Memória e Documento - NUMEM (the Center for History, Memory, and Documentation at the Federal State University in Rio de Janeiro), BRAZIL - China Women's University in Beijing, CHINA - SPARROW, Sound and Picture Archives for Research on Women in Mumbai, INDIA - Movimiento Autónomo de Mujeres de Nicaragua (Autonomous Women's Movement), NICARAGUA - Fundacja Kobiet eFKa (Women's Foundation eFKa) in Krakow, POLAND en_US
dc.description.abstract Marta Ojeda has been the Executive Director of the Tri-National Coalition for Justice in the Maquiladora since 1996. Originally from Nuevo Laredo, Mexico, Ojeda worked for 20 years in the Free Trade Zone factories or Maquiladoras. While a factory worker, she studied law in Monterrey, Mexico. In 1994, she led the Nuevo Laredo Sony Movement, where more than a thousand women workers held a wildcat strike to form an independent union to improve their working and living conditions. As director of CJM, Ojeda coordinates the Maquiladora Worker Empowerment Project, a popular education program that conducts workshops for Maquiladora workers on labor law, the constitutional wage, health and safety, reproductive rights, and fund-raising with an emphasis on training the workers. In 1997, she wrote a manual on the Mexican Federal Labor Law using popular language and graphics to educate workers about their rights and leadership development. She has been one of the most outspoken voices in women’s forums at international gatherings. In June 2001, she received the Petra Foundation Award for her work championing Mexican workers’ rights to independent unions, fair wages and safe working conditions in the face of corporate reprisals and government hostility. In 1999, she was named “Troublemaker of the Year” by Mother Jones Magazine. And in 1997, she received the Quality of Life Champion’s Public Service Award from the Southwestern Empowerment Community Center in San Antonio. en_US
dc.description.sponsorship The ‘Global Feminisms Project' was funded, beginning in 2002, by a major grant from the Rackham Graduate School, with additional funding provided by the College of Literature, Science and the Arts, the Institute for Research on Women and Gender, the Women's Studies Program, and the Center for South Asian Studies at the University of Michigan. en_US
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dc.subject Global, Feminism, Feminists, Intersectionality, Cross-cultural, United States, American Feminists, U.S. Feminists en_US
dc.title Interview with Marta Ojeda en_US
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dc.subject.hlbsecondlevel Women's and Gender Studies en_US
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dc.contributor.affiliationum Institute for Research on Women and Gender en_US
dc.contributor.affiliationumcampus Ann Arbor en_US
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