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Friday, April 26, 2019

Reel Work Labor Film: Adios Amor


Doors Open: 7:00 PM
Program Starts: 7:00 PM
End Time: 9:30 PM

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Sponsor: Reel Work Labor Film Festival
Place: Cabrillo Watsonville Center Forum
318 Union St, Watsonville 95076
Accessibility: Wheelchair, Restrooms, Parking

ADIOS AMOR: The Search for María Moreno
The discovery of lost photographs sparked the search for a hero that history forgot—Maria Moreno, a migrant mother driven to speak out by her twelve children's hunger. She was the first farmworker woman in the U.S. to be hired as a union organizer years before César Chávez and Dolores Huerta launched the United Farm Workers. María picked up the only weapon she had—her voice—and became an outspoken leader in an era when women were relegated to the background.

An oral history film about four Texas women and their union organizing activities in the years 1930 through 1960. The women participated in strikes by the Pecan Shellers and the International Ladies' Garment Workers Union.

Speaker: Laurie Cole, filmmaker

Contact Information:
Contact: Jeffrey Smedberg
Phone: 831-469-9467
Admission: Optional/Requested
Cost: Voluntary contribution at the door
Use of funds: Cover Event Costs