Silicon Valley Women Demand Justice from Hyatt on Anniversary of “Bikini Picture” Firings

Sabrina Parra-Garcia

On October 12, 2012, 70 women and community members from across Silicon Valley spoke out against Hyatt’s disrespect of women and their bodies in a protest at the Hyatt Regency Santa Clara. The action, which marks the one year anniversary of Hyatt’s firing of Martha and Lorena Reyes, featured a “Women’s Solidarity Quilt” bearing messages of support for the two sisters and stories of the struggles women face at work.  Quilts, a traditionally female art form, have long represented women’s role as the social backbone of our communities and their solidarity for one another.