Film - Documentary | October 12 | 5:30-7:30 p.m. | Martin Luther King Jr. Student Union, Multicultural Community Center (MCC) 220
Film screening followed by Q+A with Director Laurie Coyle and Maria Morenos 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 childrens 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 shes 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
To learn more about the film please visit Adios Amor webpage: https://www.adiosamorfilm.com/