Los Angeles Immigrant Workers Freedom Ride
In September 2003, in the tradition of the Civil Rights Movement Freedom Rides in the sixties, the Immigrant Workers Freedom Ride left from 10 cities with 900 riders from 50 different countries on a journey across the U.S. to fight for the rights of all immigrant workers.
This is the story of the Los Angeles Freedom Riders, led by Maria Elena Durazo and including many Local 11 workers.
Dina Paredes works at the Westin Bonaventure in downtown Los Angeles. A native of El Salvador and mother of two US citizen kids, she has lived in this country for more than 20 years and is a recipient of Temporary Protected Status (TPS). Dina went to canvass to Arizona durong the 2020 presidential election to fight for her family and for all working immigrant women struggling to make ends meet.