Daniel Werner '91 used his Wall Service Award for his work with the Workers' Rights Law Center of New York's community legal education project. The Workers' Rights Law Center educates low-wage and immigrant workers on labor laws that are frequently violated. Additionally, the WRLC also provides free legal services to indigent workers who may not know that the law protects them.
One program through the WRLC is the Community Legal Education Project. This project trains local workers to lead workshops that will educate other low-wage and immigrant workers about their rights under the law. These "know your rights" workshops are conducted languages understood by the workers and are accessible, interactive, and practical. The WRLC pays the trainers a living wage for their work with the program.
With his Wall Serice Award, Werner strived to achieve the following: To educate workers about their legal rights; to see workers successfully fight for their rights against unscrupulous employers; to discourage employers from mistreating workers, and to see quality of jobs in the region improve; and to increase workers' sense of empowerment in their workplaces and communities.