043 Latisa Kindred – Electrician

By admin-alana, March 19, 2018



Latisa Kindred has been a Union electrician for 22 years in Chicago. Latisa comes from several generations of union construction workers including her Great Grandfather co-founded the first black painters local in Chicago and her mother who was a labourer and actively involved in supporting the black community into construction jobs. Latisa is now teaching electrics to high school students on the south side of Chicago where she feels her knowledge and experience is most useful.

This interview is part of a growing international archive documenting the experiences of women working in manual trades and non traditional employment.

Latisa was interviewed on 19/03/2018 at the Chicago Women in Trades HQ in Chicago, IL (USA).