Talking for Justice: The Life of Maria Moreno

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Talking for Justice: The Life of Maria Moreno

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Date and Time

  • Thursday, October 24, 2019 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.


Hahn University Center, Forums AB

5998 Alcala Park San Diego, CA 92110




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 U.S. to be hired as a union organizer, Maria’s story was silenced and her legacy buried—until now.

The Labovitz-Perez Lecture Series honors Eugene Labovitz, PhD, Professor Emeritus of Sociology, and Gail Perez, PhD, Professor of English and Ethnic Studies; faculty co-founders of the Ethnic Studies program and guiding spirits of the United Front Multicultural Center at the University of San Diego.

This annual lecture honors Dr. Labovitz's and Dr. Perez's contributions by bringing renowned scholars to the USD campus who as practitioners, theorists, and social action researchers, contribute to the field of Ethnic Studies. Each year a scholar/activist presents their work to and educates our students and the campus community on the importance of teaching and research on Ethnic Studies in higher education.

This event is open to the public

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Esther Aguilar
(619) 260-4132