Maria Moreno. Photo Credit: George Ballis/Take Stock Images of Change VISALIA—On September 15, join the Tulare County Museum and Tulare Hispanic Leadership Network for an afternoon screening of ADIOS AMOR: THE SEARCH FOR MARIA MORENO (2018) at Mooney Park. This free event includes a light reception and post-film Q&A with filmmaker Laurie Coyle. 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.
Sunday, September 15 2019
5:00pm Q&/Discurso with/con Director/a Laurie Coyle
Mooney Park 27000 S. Mooney Blvd. Visalia, CA 93277
This film is supported by a California Documentary Project grant.