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Denise Johnson went through the Century freeway Training Program, and participated in the Women's Employment Program in Los Angeles. She became a union ironworker apprentice. One of the places she worked was the Manadalay Bay in Las Vegas, where she…

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Century Freeway Construction Training Program, Lennox, CA 90304. Sign notes program established by consent degree of Keith v Volpe, decided by 9th District Court Judge Henry Pregerson in 1979. Pregerson set employment goals for women at 10 percent,…

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Four tradeswomen in the Century Freeway Training Program's Women Employment Program. This image was used for a brochure. On far right is Tanya Valdez, future Union electrician.

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Vanessa White, Union Carpenter, Los Angeles Local 631. Graduate of Century Freeway Training Program's Women Employment Program.

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Career Day at Electrical Training Trust, 1987

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Electricians were organized by Cora Davis to help put in the conduit for the internet cables to wire the school's system. The electricians included Cheryl Chisolm, Jane Templine, Cora Davis, Jim, and Vivian Price, (man on left to be identified).

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WINTER (Women in Non-Traditional Employment Roles) members and Electric Women rally against Proposition 209, Los Angeles, 1996.

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Women's Empowerment Retreat. November, 1999. Big Bear Lake, California Held by Century Housing Women's Program. Far left, rear, Suataute "Coke" Anouai.

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Children in Mobile Creche, outskirts New Delhi, India 2002

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Women headloaders at construction site, outskirts New Delhi, India 2002. Most women carrying headloads use a specially wrapped cloth to protect their heads. This site was run by a contractor who provided these hardhats with a flat top for women…

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Many of the manual laborers on construction sites in India are women.

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Luz was interviewed for Hammering It Out, the film about the Century Freeway Women's Employment Program.

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Bobbi learned how to lay cement from her father-in-law when she lived in New Orleans. She came out to Los Angeles, and soon found that it wasn't easy for a woman to find a job on a construction site. But when she encountered the Century Freeway…

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Two sisters are interviewed for the film Transnational Tradeswomen at construction site where they work as laborers.
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