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OAKLAND– Closing Reception Panel for Pictures from the Field Photography Exhibit at California Humanities

March 29, 2018 @ 10:30 am12:30 pm


Photo Credit: Mimi Plumb, Women listening to Cesar Chavez speak at a rally in Oxnard OAKLAND– Closing Reception for Pictures from the Field Photographs by Mimi Plumb Join California Humanities on the eve of César Chávez Day for a special closing reception for Pictures from the Field, where we will honor César Chávez and the known and unknown labor movement activists. The evening will include remarks from the photographer Mimi Plumb and a panel discussion with filmmaker Laurie Coyle – the director of the recently released Adios Amor, a documentary film about the search for Maria Moreno, a tenacious heroine of California’s migrant farm workers – and Albertina Zarazúa Padilla, a storyteller born into a farmworker family in Monterey and now a curator and workshop facilitator for MiHistoria.

Thursday, March 29, 2018 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm Swan’s Market building: 538 9th Street, Second Floor, Oakland, CA (Accessible by food market elevator near Sincere Seafood or courtyard stairs adjacent to Super Juiced)

5:30 – 7:30 pm Exhibit open for viewing & refreshments at California Humanities office

6:00 pm   Remarks from photographer Mimi Plumb & panel discussion with Laurie Coyle (filmmaker, Adios Amor) and Albertina Zarazúa Padilla (storyteller, curator & workshop facilitator for MiHistoria)

FREE and open to the public. To RSVP, please email

  The Art of Storytelling exhibits and receptions are always free and open to the public. For The Art of Storytelling exhibit series 2017 ended on a particularly positive note. Our current exhibit, Mimi Plumb’s “Pictures from the Field”, made the front page of the East Bay Times and The New York Times California Today newsletter. Plumb spoke candidly about her documentarian vision as a young college student nearly forty-three years ago to the East Bay Times saying, “Ultimately, my attraction to the farm workers was these were really people who believed they could change their lives. There was a certain innocence and passion in the people I was making pictures of. That was pretty exciting and hard to resist.” Her photos capture a pivotal moment in the United Farm Worker history, in the deepest parts of the real Salinas Valley, with a delicate intimacy that could only be achieved by a welcomed and trusted outsider. We invite you to the closing reception on March 29th where we will be joined by Mimi Plumb and have a very special Q&A with the filmmaker of Adios Amor: The Search for Maria Moreno, Laurie Coyle.  Similar to Mimi’s photography series, the documentary film Adios Amor: The Search for Maria Moreno, uncovers forgotten photographs of an unsung heroine—Maria Moreno, a tenacious woman who sacrificed everything but her twelve kids to organize California’s migrant farm workers fifty years ago. Coyle’s documentary film interweaves the filmmaker’s quest to find Maria with a time-traveling journey through the attics and archives of California’s agricultural belt. If you can’t make it to the closing reception on March 29th, please make a private appointment to see the exhibit by emailing


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538 9th Street Suite 210
Oakland, CA 94607 United States
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