DOWNTOWN LOS ANGELES - First District County Supervisor Hilda Solis will be featured in a photo exhibit of modern-day “Rosie the Riveters” at Union Station that opens this week.
Solis, a former U.S. Secretary of Labor, wears a hard hat and is holding a two-foot long metal tool in the image by Pulitzer Prize winner Deanne Fitzmaurice. Solis’ photo is one of 15 that will be on display, along with the women’s stories, in the main concourse of the train station, said Kim Upton, a spokeswoman for the Metropolitan Transportation Authority, which owns Union Station. The works will appear alongside never-before-exhibited photos of WWII-era female manufacturing workers. The show is part of the Women Can Build project, which the Jobs to Move America coalition will launch May 21. The “Rosie” exhibit will open Friday, May 22, and remain up through June 21.
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