Adios Amor: The Search for Maria MorenoSat, October 13, 2018, 12:30 am to 2:30 am
Multicultural Community Center (MCC) 220 Martin Luther King jr. Student Union
Friday, October 12, 2018 | 5:30-7:30 pm
Multicultural Community Center (MCC)
220 Martin Luther King Jr. Student Union
University of California, Berkeley
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Film screening followed by Q+A with Director Laurie Coyle and Maria Moreno’s daughters, Olivia Portugal and Lily DeLa Torre
In Adios Amor, the discovery of lost photographs sparks the search for a hero that history forgot — Maria Moreno, a migrant mother driven to speak out by her twelve children’s hunger. She was the first farmworker woman in America to be hired as a union organizer and became an outspoken leader in an era when women were relegated to the background.
In 1961, UC Berkeley students invited farmworker labor leader Maria Moreno to speak on campus, where she received a standing ovation. A trailblazing activist who paved the way for Cesar Chavez and Dolores Huerta, Maria was forgotten and her legacy buried. Now she’s back to tell her story in an inspiring new documentary.
This event is free and open to the public. Food and drinks will be provided. The MCC is ADA accessible.
Co-sponsored by Chicanx Latinx Student Development, Center for Latino Policy Research, and Ethnic Studies Department
For more information about the film and our Fall 2018 events please visit: http://laborcenter.berkeley.