New Mexico PBS Presents VOCES TAdios Amor: The Search for Maria Moreno
FREE Film Screening and Discussion with Filmmaker Laurie Coyle
Before Dolores Huerta and Cesar Chavez, there was Maria Moreno. In “Adios Amor,” the discovery of lost photographs taken more than 50 years ago sparks the search for a hero who history forgot: Maria Moreno, a migrant mother who sacrificed everything but her 12 kids in the passionate pursuit of justice for farmworkers. Haunted by a personal tragedy and blessed with a gift for oratory, Maria rolled up her sleeves, collected signatures and electrified audiences. Elected to represent her fellow Mexican American, Filipino, Black and Okie farmworkers, she became the first female farmworker in America to be hired as a union organizer.
Conversation with Laurie Coyle follows the film screening.
Co-hosted by Thomas C. Donnelly Library