Maria Moreno. Photo Credit: George Ballis/Take Stock Images of Change SALINAS—
The National Steinbeck Center will screen Laurie Coyle’s film ADIOS AMOR: THE SEARCH FOR MARIA MORENO (2018) as part of the 2019 Steinbeck Festival, themed “In Search of America”. 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. Years before Cesar Chavez and Dolores Huerta launched the United Farm Workers, 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 the US to be hired as a union organizer, Maria’s story was silenced, and her legacy buried—until now. This screening includes special guest appearances by filmmaker Laurie Coyle and storyteller Albertina Zarazúa Padilla.
Saturday, August 3, 1:30 pm
National Steinbeck Center One Main Street Salinas, CA 93901
A full schedule and tickets for the 2019 Steinbeck Festival are available on the NSC website, www.steinbeck.org. For email Eric@Steinbeck.org or call the National Steinbeck Center museum at (831) 775-4721.