In 1990 one of Texas's Levis Strauss factories closed leaving behind hundreds of workers, mostly women, without their livelihood. To many, it was the only job they ever had. From their loss, a support group was born. A group that later became a leading center to empower women in San Antonio, Texas through education, social work and community activism.
"Las Mujeres de Fuerza Unida" , The Women of Fuerza Unida, is part of "Perfiles" a series of human interest and public service pieces about Latinos in the United States, of all walks of life, their challenges and triumphs. Produced and directed by Patricio Espinoza's and commissioned by Ford Salute to Education.