Margarita Gonzalez, Community Documentarian
An interview with Margarita Gonzalez, community documentarian and long-time resident of Boyle Heights
Interview with Margarita at Hollenbeck Park, a woman who came to the states with the American dream, of offering her family a better life, and providing for her parents. In Boyle Heights, Margarita Gonzalez runs a Mexican style gelatin business with her son, and co-leads an initiative that aims to secure dignified and affordable housing that is controlled by residents, known as the Fideicomiso de Tierra Libre [Liberated Land Trust]. During her interview, she speaks about her work in sewing, and how she managed to provide for her children, who are now university students. She, like many immigrants, left their parents and did not see her mother ever again. She spoke of how in the United States, migrants are judged and discriminated against and not appreciated for the great work that they do.