Friday, April 26, 2019
Doors Open: 7:00 PM
Program Starts: 7:00 PM
End Time: 9:30 PM
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