Immigrant Working Families are Sewing Resilience in the Fast Fashion Industry of L.A.

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By Lesly Ayala and Jamie Reniva

About Sewing Resilience

Santa at the 2019 Mother’s Day event at the Downtown UCLA Labor Center

About the Artivist & Filmmaker Wil Prada

Wil Prada

Making the film, for Wil, “was an opportunity to uplift and amplify the voices of immigrant parents, the issues they’re going through, and what’s important to them.” Wil explains that “the film dispels myths such as that immigrant parents don’t care about their children’s education and that’s why they don’t go to school meetings. The truth is that they’re working long hours, which makes it hard for them to go to parent meetings.”

To learn more about Prada’s work and how Sewing Resilience came about, you can read the rest of the interview here. You can also check out our recent panel discussion featuring the filmmakers and garment worker activists here.

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