Film Screening: Adios Amor: The Search for Maria Moreno

Friday, January 5, 2018: 3:30 PM-5:30 PM
Congressional Room A (Omni Shoreham, West Lobby)

Laurie Coyle, director (2017)

In Adios Amor, the discovery of forgotten photographs prompts the search for an unsung heroine Maria Moreno, a migrant mother who sacrificed everything but her twelve kids in the passionate pursuit of justice for farmworkers. Years before Cesar Chavez and Dolores Huerta launched the UFW, Maria picked up the only weapon she had, her voice, and became an outspoken leader in an era when women were relegated to the background. The first farm worker woman in America to be hired as a union organizer, Maria took her crusade all the way to the nation's capital, and yet her story was lost to history.

David Weinstein, Division of Public Programs, National Endowment for the Humanities, will introduce the film and will be joined for a discussion afterward by Laurie Coyle, director; Cindy Hahamovitch, University of Georgia; Ernest Lowe, photographer and radio producer; Oliver Rosales, Bakersfield Collge; and Mary Wallace, Walter Reuther Library, Wayne State University.

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