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OXNARD– Screening of ADIOS AMOR: THE SEARCH FOR MARIA MORENO
May 19, 2018 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pmFree
OXNARD– Beloved community, Adios Amor will be headlining Lideres Campesinas’ 30th Anniversary Celebration in Oxnard, site of the first farm labor strike in California in 1903. Come on by for this free screening.
Speakers accompanying film: Mily Treviño-Sauceda, Abel Moreno, Laurie Coyle, Albertina Zarazúa Padilla
Linda comunidad, Adios Amor encabezará la celebración del trigésimo aniversario de Lideres Campesinas en Oxnard, sede de la primera huelga de trabajadores agrícolas en California en 1903. Venganse a disfrutar esta proyección gratuita.
In Adios Amor, the discovery of lost photographs sparks the search for a hero that history forgot—Maria Moreno, a migrant mother driven by her twelve children’s hunger to speak out. Years before Cesar Chavez and Dolores Huerta launched the United Farm Workers, Maria picked up the only weapon she had—her voice—becoming 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’s story was silenced and her legacy buried—until now.
Adios Amor is supported by California Humanities through a California Documentary Project grant.