La Moda Femenina

La Moda Femenina

Re:Work Radio is back with another episode on LA’s Garment District. This time we explore the Garment District’s rich history through three generations of strong Mexican women. Vanessa, Re:Work Radio staff, comes from a family of women whose lives are intricately tied with the LA Garment district. Starting with her great-grandmother who was a garment worker in the 1920s, the family eventually owned and operated a bridal shop in Mexico for over 50 years — always returning to the Garment District for materials. This is a story about love, labor, and transnational solidarity.

Breaking Out of Roles

Breaking Out of Roles

Sometimes you have to become someone different to fit into a new job. Or, sometimes the job is exactly the right fit– but your being in that job makes people turn heads. Henry Walton describes what happens when his ambulance takes a wrong turn during the 60s when racial tensions are high. And Ramiro Gomez describes how his life changes course when he takes on a job as a nanny.